Confronting Long Island’s Rental Shortage

Tweaking the zoning on Long Island to allow more apartments doesn’t have to mean that the low-slung, spread-out look of the island — epitomized by the curving Cape-lined streets of Levittown — would disappear. Indeed, the rentals could be added in compact downtown business districts, which could in turn benefit from customers in their often struggling stores, RPA's Chris Jones told the New York Times“The character doesn’t have to change,” Mr. Jones said. “You will still have the same single-family neighborhoods that people think of when they think of Long Island. “There will just be more choices." Read the full story.