The decision came after City Councilman Carlos Menchaca did not back the plan.
New management is fixing up the Hotel Carter, which had an eccentric owner and a notorious past.
A business owner wants to use sludge from the Gowanus Canal as landfill to expand his property.
The massive containers are used to ship goods to West Africa, but some are illegally parked on streets.
The city is digging its channels deeper to accomodate the next generation of massive cargo ships.
Amadou Fall, who allegedly operated out of Midtown, pleaded not guilty to identity theft and other charges Wednesday.
Every year, the post office makes letters available to volunteers, who satisfy kids' wish lists on Santa's behalf.
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