The developer of 19 E. Houston St. said it will limit retail to 10,000 square feet.
The proposal would bring some 1,700 new apartments to the waterfront in Queens.
Borough President Eric Adams shared his vision for rezoning Crown Heights at a community meeting Friday.
Melinda Katz recommended against the plan, which would bring some 1,700 apartments to the waterfront.
2030 Astoria Developers wants to construct nearly 1,700 apartments on the Astoria waterfront.
The long-closed Pavilion on the Terrace gets go-ahead to reopen as a catering hall.
The school agreed to several community benefits, including an $8 million investment in the esplanade.
Union members were joined by local elected officials to call on the developer to use union labor.
Community Board 1 rejected the waterfront towers plans unless additional units become affordable.
The commission unanimously approved the 625-foot-tall Ferris wheel, which is set to open in 2016.
The City Planning Commission voted in favor of the developer's special permit application Wednesday.
Helen Marshall approved the developer's application to build two residential towers at the site.
Christine Quinn had a key role in bringing about the likely limit on Madison Square Garden's new permit.
Christine Quinn called for a "new Manhattan home" for The World's Most Famous Arena.
The boards' recommendation was the first step in a months-long review process for the proposal.
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