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Locals Demand Protections for 57th Street on Rizzoli Bookstore's Last Day

The bookstore was set to close on West 57th Street Friday evening. 

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New Midtown Community Board Members Want More Green Space

The newly appointed Community Board 5 members hope to increase park space in the area.

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Landmarks Commission Declines to Protect Rizzoli Bookstore From Demolition

The historic 57th Street building housing the Rizzoli Bookstore is set to be demolished.

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One57 Hotel's Liquor License Denied by Community Board

The board said the terrace would disrupt neighbors with loud noise.

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Stop Building Towers That Darken Central Park, Locals and Officials Say

Attendees of a packed public forum called for new zoning regulations and a moratorium on skyscrapers.

Ridgewood »

Bike Lanes Coming to Ridgewood and Glendale This Summer

The new lanes will be linked with bike paths in Bushwick.

Midtown »

Open Forum Welcomes Debate on Skyscrapers Rising Near Central Park

The Wednesday night panel will address infrastructure, landmarks and shadows cast by the giant towers.

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Gansevoort Park Hotel Yanks Bid to Add More Party Promoters Amid Criticism

Critics in the community were livid at hotel reps, who they said have a "horrendous track record."

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Google Forced Bryant Park Corp to Hide Event Plans from Public, Critics Say

Companies including Google made organizers sign non-disclosure agreements, angering the community board.

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Stringer Issues 'Conditional Approval' for East Midtown Plan

The proposal, which would allow bigger skyscrapers around Grand Central, now heads to City Planning.

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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.

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Quinn's Influence Helped Push MSG Vote Through, Council Colleagues Say

Christine Quinn had a key role in bringing about the likely limit on Madison Square Garden's new permit.

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East Midtown Rezoning Proposal Rejected by Community Boards

The boards' recommendation was the first step in a months-long review process for the proposal.

Midtown South »

MSG Says It's Being 'Held Hostage' After City Limits Permit to 15 Years

Madison Square Garden's permit includes a clause for the arena to reapply in 2028, angering critics.

Midtown South »

Residents Seek to Save Former Camera Club Building, Stave Off Development

Neighbors on 29th Street have teamed up to save the Bancroft Building and four rowhouses.

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