Developer Sheldon Solow received a key vote from a City Council subcommittee this morning, clearing the path, seven years after he agreed to buy the land, for him to build a $4 billion set of towers just south of the United Nations.
Mr. Solow’s plan, modified some in an agreement with local Councilman Read More
Sheldon Solow has made a lot of concessions to get the City Council to green-light his massive mixed-use development covering almost 10 acres along the East River, but it looks like he will have to overcome a few more hurdles before the plans are approved.
At a public hearing before a City Council zoning subcommittee Read More
If the city does not get behind a proposal to build a public park on the Murray Hill segment of the East River esplanade now when a trio of high-profile construction projects are in various stages of development, the five-year-old plan to build a green space in the area may never be realized.
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With the City Council preparing a vote in coming weeks on Sheldon Solow’s plans for the Con Edison site; the UN expanding its campus into the nearby Marcus Garvey Park; and the reconstruction of the midtown portions of the FDR Drive set to kick off, Murray Hill residents are reminding city and state officials Read More
On the far East Side site of the former Con Edison plant, patience appears to be a virtue for Sheldon Solow, the billionaire developer and owner of the land. For the seven-plus years since he agreed to buy the 9.2-acre site, Mr. Solow has slowly planned for a mostly residential development defined by seven modernist, Read More
Just a quick note about where to go tonight:
Staten Island City Council candidate Manny Innamaorato has a fund-raiser at the Beekman Pub, near City Hall, with Christine Quinn and several others featured on his invite.
Dan Garodnick is having a fund-raiser tonight at a funky art gallery downtown.
And Ben returns Read More
A garbage masterplan is at hand.
Matt Schuerman just called in from City Hall to say that a key opponent of a plan to re-open a garbage transfer station on East 91st Street has finally conceded.
“The sites in Manhattan are all part of the plan,” Dan Garodnick told Matt a few minutes ago, as Read More
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Community Board 5 just announced a housing clinic which it will hold on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Fashion Institute of Technology at 6 p.m. Housing experts will be on hand to discuss a multitude of issues: senior/supportive housing, rent-stabilization, 80/20 housing and condo/co-op conversions.
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Jessica Lappin, a candidate for City Council from the Upper East Side, has no problem explaining the difference between her candidacy and that of her opponent, Joel Zinberg.
“I’m a Democrat. I mean, that’s sort of the most obvious difference between us,” she said. “He’s a Republican, and I’m proud to be a Democrat, and Read More