What Issues Are Behind the City Council's Midtown East Redevelopment Vote?

In "A Time to Pause," the New York Times editorial board this morning gives the City Council two choices and four issues on the subject of Midtown East rezoning.

The editorial says simply that before a vote scheduled for later this week, the council must "refashion the proposal . . . or reject it and wait for the next mayor’s input."

There are four issues, according to the editorial: transit bottlenecks, air rights, public spaces, and preservation.

The Times reports that Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administrators "say they are working hard to address these complaints."  It concludes, "If they can do that, fine, but there is no need to meet an artificial deadline."

The mayor's proposal can be found here.

The Times editorial can be found here.

 

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