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Upcoming skyscraper forum to draw more than 500

Community Board 5’s upcoming public forum on the impact and management of the skyscrapers sprouting around Central Park is...

Upcoming skyscraper forum to draw more than 500
100 West 37th Street

City squashes plans for new Midtown South hotel

The Department of Buildings shot down a New York hotelier’s plans to erect a new Midtown South location last...

City squashes plans for new Midtown South hotel
701 Seventh Avenue

701 Seventh Avenue will stretch 270,000 square feet

New details on a much-discussed development at 701 Seventh Avenue have been revealed. The project, located on the northeast...

701 Seventh Avenue will stretch 270,000 square feet
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Promoters exploit agency overlap to host Midtown events

Taking advantage of confusion between city agencies tasked with manning public plazas and parks, corporate promoters are flooding areas...

Promoters exploit agency overlap to host Midtown events
Google's Winter Wonderlab in Bryant Park

Google, T-Mobile anger board with “secret” Bryant Park events

The Bryant Park Corporation’s events, cloaked in nondisclosure agreements with organizers, are frustrating area residents and Community Board 5.

Google, T-Mobile anger board with “secret” Bryant Park events
From left: 157, 215 and 225 West 57th Street and Gary Barnett

Barnett cultivates chilly relationship with developer-friendly community board

Despite Community Board 5’s reputation as one of the city’s kindest to developers, Extell Development’s Gary Barnett has made...

Barnett cultivates chilly relationship with developer-friendly community board
Gary Barnett and the site at 225 West 57th Street

Community board scorns Extell’s cantilever for West 57th tower

The local community board has rejected Extell Development’s plan to cantilever its 1,550-foot skyscraper at 217-225 West 57th Street above...

Community board scorns Extell’s cantilever for West 57th tower
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MSG tussles with community board over signage

Madison Square Garden has been pulled into yet another battle with community groups, this time over the size of...

MSG tussles with community board over signage
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NYC landlords boot paying tenants to shelter homeless

Private landlords in the city are increasingly clearing space for the homeless by forcing market-rate tenants to leave, WNYC...

NYC landlords boot paying tenants to shelter homeless
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Madison Square Garden fails to win CB5 approval for new permit

Madison Square Garden’s special permit to operate as an arena with more than 2,500 seats expired in January. But last night,...

Madison Square Garden fails to win CB5 approval for new permit
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