The sanitation garage is part of a larger plan for a new cancer care center on the Upper East Side.
Several officials said the proposal is moving too fast and want a six-month slowdown.
In a statement, the former mayor lauded Thompson's work with the community on the East Side.
The plaza is too close to the United Nations and too popular among protesters and tourists, they say.
The eastern portion of the historic fence, which dates to 1847, requires a $5.5 million renovation.
Thompson, who lives in Stuyvesant Town, has launched a website to drum up support and donations.
The public forum will allow elected officials to answer questions about the plan and its progress so far.
At least two community leaders are seriously considering a run for Dan Garodnick's council seat.
The DOT plans to temporarily turn a stretch of Second Avenue into public open space.
The project, which illuminates buildings and trees around campus, has been in the works since 2007.
Canz a Citi Roadhouse is heading to the local community board for a discussion of its liquor license.
After a decade of community advocacy, a new traffic signal was installed near a Stuy Town intersection.
Canz a City Roadhouse angered community members by opening in October without a liquor license.
Canz a Citi Roadhouse, a Hooters-type chain, served up an opening day round of drinks at its new Murray Hill location Friday, but the State Liquor Authority says it doesn't have a liquor license.
The city took a major step Wednesday toward closing the gaping hole in the East River's greenway that has cut residents off from the waterfront between East 38th and 60th streets.
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