Community Board 5

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Midtown »

Billionaire's Row Supertower Deal Only Subsidized About 23 Affordable Units

Two controversial skyscrapers on W. 57th St. will be taller than the Chrysler building.

Midtown »

Midtown Community Board Wants Moratorium on Luxury Megatowers

The so-called "Billionaire's Row" needs new zoning rules, board members said.

Midtown »

'Billionaire's Row' Supertowers Up for Public Debate at Community Meeting

The public is welcome to weigh in on the West 57th Street construction at a meeting next week.

East New York »

Charles Barron's Associates Lead Push to Slow Down East New York Rezoning

They led a local community board vote to suspend presentations by the city and developers.

Flatiron »

Flatiron Residents Annoyed by Upcoming Free Kanye West Concert

Residents are upset about the traffic and noise expected to accompany Kanye West's performance.

Flatiron »

Corporate Ads Take Up Too Much Space in Public Plazas, Residents Say

They also don't appear to make much money for the city, officials say.

Union Square »

Glass Dome Could Rise Over Union Square's Landmarked Tammany Hall

BKSK Architects proposed a 30-foot glass dome as part of an overhaul of 44 Union Square East. 

Midtown East »

67-Story Tower Will 'Unbury' Views of Grand Central, Architect Says

The developer of 1 Vanderbilt Ave. revealed the design of the planned 1,300-foot tower.

Midtown »

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

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

Midtown »

New Midtown Community Board Members Want More Green Space

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

Midtown »

Landmarks Commission Declines to Protect Rizzoli Bookstore From Demolition

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

Midtown »

One57 Hotel's Liquor License Denied by Community Board

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

Midtown »

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.