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Blood Center Expansion Taps Vein of Opposition as Project Heads for Vote

Supporters said the 16-story building proposed for E. 67th Street would make the city a hub for life sciences, bringing progress and jobs. Foes contend the structure would cast shadows over a school and park. The City Council soon gets a key say.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tower Neighbor — and Its Shadows — Nixed By City Planning Board

Unusual, unanimous ‘no’ vote on Franklin Ave. development project spells end for a 34-story high rise plan. But the developer is suing to get an alternative approved — and says it can just build condos regardless.

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Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

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Make-or-Break Vote Looms for Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shadow-Casting Towers

City Planning Commission has power to kill a project projected to steal sunlight from part of the historic green space, or cut it down from a proposed 34 stories. The developer says affordable housing is at stake.

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No New Jails? Next Mayor Could Scrap de Blasio’s Close-Rikers Plan

On the campaign trail, those vying for City Hall are hedging their bets on the lockup blueprint to build four new jails. Justice reform advocates pushing for the $8.2 billion project worry the next mayor won’t keep it on track.

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What’s the Big Idea for Governors Island? A Climate Research Hub and New Development

Leaders on the island have floated grand plans for the harbor retreat, including a center for climate change education. Finding a partner to build and operate the resiliency hub, however, remains a hurdle.

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Borough Presidents Demand Do-Over on Mayor’s Planned Jails

City Planning Commission will consider mayor’s case for Rikers Island replacements — amid objections from borough presidents and community boards.

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No $3,000-a-Month ‘Affordable’ Apartments for Staten Island, Lawmaker Vows

Councilmember Debi Rose pledges to veto high-rent housing Borough President Jimmy Oddo is pushing as part of the mayor’s planned Bay Street overhaul.

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‘Affordable’ Apartments – at $3,000 a Month – Loom for Staten Island

A key vote is set for Monday on a project that could count high-end housing toward the mayor’s goal of 300,000 affordable flats.


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