CRAIN'S --City Council committee chairs named

Committee chairmanships for the newly elected City Council were announced Wednesday, with a lawmaker viewed as a relative moderate winning the coveted Land Use Committee, which approves development projects.

The committee (the full list of assignments is below) went to Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield. He has not had many major development projects in his Borough Park-based district since assuming office in 2010, but real estate industry officials said they expected him to listen to their concerns.

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