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Articles about "The Department of City Planning"

  • Zoning Law Revisions: Killing Two Birds with One Stone? By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 13, 2016

    We discuss de Blasio's revisions to the Zoning Resolution, how they might please proponents of affordable housing and new construction developers at the same time.

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  • Boundaries for Billionaires’ Row? By Serena Horrigan | May 29, 2015

    Megatall luxury skyscrapers around Billionaires’ Row are transforming the area around Central Park. A proposed moratorium could change that.

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  • The Case for Moving Madison Square Garden By Aby Thomas | May 13, 2013

    On May 22, the Department of City Planning is going to vote on whether Madison Square Garden, one of New York City’s most iconic structures, should be given only 15 more years to operate from its current location over Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. If the city’s commissioners give the green signal to this proposal, then that means that the “World’s Most Famous Arena” will probably soon have to find a new location to call as its home in the city.

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  • Growth and Historicity: The Problem with Manhattan Zoning Laws By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 06, 2012

    As a place that is idealized as offering limitless possibilities, Manhattan's apartments and neighborhoods really do live up to that reputation. Renters and buyers of Manhattan apartments have the full spectrum of neighborhoods and lifestyles to choose from, and most Manhattan residents relish the opportunity to trade in one city for another just by moving a few blocks away. So it’s no wonder that Manhattan’s unparalleled popularity has led city planners to predict that the current population of 1.6 million will grow by 220,000 to 290,000 residents by 2030. Under these circumstances, the tension between embracing the future and preserving the past is growing rapidly. While our recent Q & A with a national planning expert covered much of this ground already, this particular conflict still deserves a closer look.

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