Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.
Lawmakers voiced their concerns over the plan just approved by the City Planning Commission.
An Independent Budget Office report found that the ambitious rezoning is needed for future demand.
Eight of 12 boards passed resolutions opposing the city's proposal to allow new, larger skyscrapers.
The vote marked a resounding defeat for Madison Square Garden.
The vision plan, which is studying area streetscapes, will not be ready until the fall.
The firms will develop plans to improve neighborhood streetscapes, the DOT announced.
The bike lanes, if installed, would run through the heart of Manhattan.
The proposal, which now goes through a formal review process, would allow newer and larger skyscrapers.
The city may convert the road, adjacent to Grand Central, into a pedestrian 'gateway' to East Midtown.
Citing overcrowding at Penn Station, Stringer called for a 10-year permit for Madison Square Garden.
Community boards for the two neighborhoods may join a multi-board task force in Midtown.
The bicycle parking stations would close off a portion of Park Avenue near Grand Central Terminal.
Community members said they're concerned about the plaza's small size.
Sunday parties at the swanky high-rise pool have reportedly driven nearby neighbors to cry foul.
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