Big plans near East River draw fire

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Politicians and residents spoke out against billionaire developer Sheldon Solow’s plans to build six high-end high-rise residential towers and an office tower on a nine-acre former Con Ed property between 35th and 41st streets. The Dept. of City Planning has begun reviewing Solow’s proposed zoning changes for the midtown East River waterfront site. Nearby, the United Nations has begun a nearly $2 billion redevelopment of its headquarters. more [Metro]