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Kips Bay »

Developer Must Clean and Reopen Garbage-Strewn Public Space, City Says

Joseph Slifka Park's owner is violating a deal with the city by keeping it closed, officials said.

Gramercy »

Comedy Club's Overcrowding and Late-Night Noise No Joke, Neighbors Say

New York Comedy Club's new owners must address longtime concerns, Community Board 6 members said.

Red Hook »

Poorly Lit Hamilton Avenue Crossing is a 'Death Trap,' Locals Say

The Dept. of City Planning hosted a meeting to discuss Red Hook's transportation troubles on Tuesday.

Times Square & Theater District »

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

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

Red Hook »

Light-Rail System Could Ease Transportation Trouble in Red Hook, Locals Say

Several community members shared ideas for improving Red Hook's transportation network Tuesday night.

Washington Heights »

Controversial WaHi Towers Delayed After Rival Developer Buys Land

Another developer has bought part of the land that Quadriad wants to turn into skyscrapers.

Midtown »

Stringer Issues 'Conditional Approval' for East Midtown Plan

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

Crown Heights »

Occupy Offshoot Challenges Hard-Won Crown Heights Rezoning Ahead of Vote

The Crown Heights Assembly wants affordable housing and an 'anti-harassment area' included in rezoning.

Midtown »

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.

Corona »

City Planning Commission Approves USTA Expansion Plan

The USTA is looking to rennovate and expand the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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 »

Revised East Midtown Rezoning Plan Scaled Back, Adds Green Safeguards

Developers would be required to chip into a District Improvement Fund before getting building permits.

Hudson Square »

Rec Center to Be Renovated After $5.6M Hudson Square Concession Deal

The City Planning Commission approved Trinity Real Estate's rezoning request Wednesday.

Long Island City »

City Looking to Allow More Sidewalk Cafes in Long Island City and Sunnyside

A proposed zoning change would allow sidewalk cafes in special zoning districts where they're now banned.

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