Plans to rezone Manhattan's Midtown East area for new high-rise development have been shelved after negotiations to bring the project to a City Council vote failed Tuesday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg withdrew the proposal and left the issue to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to resolve. In a statement, de Blasio said "unanswered questions" must be addressed and he pledged to offer a revised... » more
The City Planning Commission Monday backed the Bloomberg administration’s plan to rezone 73 blocks in midtown east to allow for larger, modern skyscrapers.
The commission voted 11-0 with one recusal and one abstention to send the plan to the City Council, which will have the final say on the rezoning.
“If we are to continue to have a world-class district with top-tier state of the art... » more