Foes of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial plan to rezone posh SoHo are stepping up their opposition to the new development effort, accusing city officials of running a “PR smear campaign” against critics.
The blistering allegation from opponents such as the Manhattan neighborhood’s likely next councilman, Christopher Marte, comes as City Hall pushes ahead with its plans to bring up to 3,200 apartments to the neighborhood, including 800 set aside for lower-income New Yorkers.
“[T]hey’ve run a PR smear campaign to discredit the people they are meant to represent,” Marte said Monday of City Hall.
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