With Sandy as an Excuse, Community Boards Beg Governor Cuomo to Stop Midtown East Rezoning
admin Nov. 29, 2012, 6:07 p.m.
Basically everybody but the Bloomberg administration and select landlords in the area want to see the Midtown East Rezoning delayed. While there is a general consensus that creating room for bigger, more modern office buildings in the heart of the city’s central business district makes sense, many planners and community groups fear the administration is rushing the plan to get it done on the mayor’s watch, rather than taking the necessary time to figure out exactly what to build.
Now, the three community boards directly effected by the rezoning are calling on Governor Cuomo to intervene, and their rationale is an interesting, if desperate, one.