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"These bodegas are facing the ultimate threat from these 15-minute delivery apps,” said Christopher Marte, the new City Council member for the Lower East Side.
The village of Airmont used “Kafkaesque” rules, unfounded fines, and arbitrary bureaucratic delays to inconvenience Orthodox Jewish applicants seeking to practice their religion, the lawsuit said.
How do city officials ensure that private developers tasked to build public spaces will create something that truly has the public interest at heart?
The 85-page study is expected to form the basis of the first comprehensive rezoning of SoHo and NoHo in decades.
The ruling does not have any bearing on the case’s final outcome, which would determine where the city’s zoning rules are constitutional.
In its most political statement and appeal to date, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has unveiled a new exhibit to protest a developer's plan to build two 39-story residential towers that organization officials say will cast damaging shadows.
The building at 200 Amsterdam is more than three-quarters of the way built. Developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan said construction on the 52-story building is expected to top out this summer.
Back in January, the design of the 775-foot-tall tower known as 50 West 66th Street appeared to be in jeopardy after the city's Department of Buildings threatened to revoke the project's permit.
Last month a judge sent the plans at 200 Amsterdam Avenue back for review by the city's Board of Standards and Appeals, but neighbors worry construction could be completed first.
While no specific proposals are on the table, residents anticipate that a rezoning would allow more large stores and remove protections for working artists.
'You don’t have to be a zoning expert and look at that column and to know that it’s wrong,” Levy said. “It’s shocking to me.'
A proposed zoning amendment is intended to discourage developers from using mechanical spaces, also known as 'voids' to add extra height to buildings.
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