Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.
The Bloomberg administration's plan to allow bigger skyscrapers now heads to City Council.
The project would bring over 2,000 apartments, a waterfront esplanade and retail to Hallets Point.
A 3-acre rooftop park, airy sunlit terminals and direct connections to airports were among the ideas.
Madison Square Garden's permit includes a clause for the arena to reapply in 2028, angering critics.
The USTA is looking to rennovate and expand the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The City Planning Commission approved Trinity Real Estate's rezoning request Wednesday.
The commission unanimously voted to approve the "refined and improved proposal."
Several officials said the proposal is moving too fast and want a six-month slowdown.
According to the Chelsea Market Coalition, 68 percent of respondents support the project.
The city planninng commission asked about the impact on views from the High Line.
Some Community Board 5 members want to see more time spent on community consulting.
Modifications to the plan eliminate a planned hotel, remove commercial space and reduce building heights.
A benefit honoring High Line co-founder Robert Hammond will raise money for a theater group.
Rudin Management's CEO said the development would boost health care and the economy in the Village.
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