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Times Square Overrun by Corporate Events Amid City Confusion, Critics Say

Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.

Midtown »

Coalition of Pols, Community Leaders Call East Midtown Rezoning a 'Failure'

Lawmakers voiced their concerns over the plan just approved by the City Planning Commission.

Midtown »

East Midtown Plan Will Not Create Feared Glut of Office Space, Report Finds

An Independent Budget Office report found that the ambitious rezoning is needed for future demand.

Midtown »

Majority of Manhattan Community Boards Oppose East Midtown Rezoning

Eight of 12 boards passed resolutions opposing the city's proposal to allow new, larger skyscrapers.

Midtown »

City Council Committee Recommends Limiting MSG Permit to 10 Years

The vote marked a resounding defeat for Madison Square Garden.

Midtown East »

Midtown Officials Criticize Timing of East Midtown Rezoning Vision Plan

The vision plan, which is studying area streetscapes, will not be ready until the fall.

Midtown »

City Hires Consultants to Improve East Midtown Transit and Streetscapes

The firms will develop plans to improve neighborhood streetscapes, the DOT announced.

Midtown »

Advocacy Group Exploring Bike Lanes for Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The bike lanes, if installed, would run through the heart of Manhattan.

Midtown »

City Planning Certifies East Midtown Rezoning Plan

The proposal, which now goes through a formal review process, would allow newer and larger skyscrapers.

Midtown »

Community Leaders, Businesses Slam Proposal to Close Vanderbilt Avenue

The city may convert the road, adjacent to Grand Central, into a pedestrian 'gateway' to East Midtown.

Midtown »

Scott Stringer Urges City to Reject MSG Bid for Permanent Permit

Citing overcrowding at Penn Station, Stringer called for a 10-year permit for Madison Square Garden.

Midtown East »

Downtown and Long Island City Join East Midtown Rezoning Fight

Community boards for the two neighborhoods may join a multi-board task force in Midtown.

Midtown »

DOT Mulls Closing Part of Park Avenue for Bike Parking

The bicycle parking stations would close off a portion of Park Avenue near Grand Central Terminal.

Flatiron »

Market Could Open in Plaza Opposite Madison Square Park

Community members said they're concerned about the plaza's small size.

Midtown »

Rowdy Pool Parties at Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel to Be Probed by City

Sunday parties at the swanky high-rise pool have reportedly driven nearby neighbors to cry foul.