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Dan Garodnick Prepares to Push Midtown East Into 21st Century

Dan Garodnick

Midtown East, once the gold standard of business districts, has aged. Its towering skyscrapers, having once tested the boundaries of engineering, are struggling to retain top tenants. And its transportation infrastructure is buckling from a population that nearly doubles during the workweek.

In an effort to ensure the area maintains its competitive edge, Mayor Bill de Blasio, like his predecessor, has put forth a planning strategy. A central player in the process to develop a thorough proposal is City Council Member Dan Garodnick, who, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, was tapped in May to head the Midtown East Steering Committee. Read More