Advocacy Update: Both City and State Move to Address Zoning Loopholes and Curb Supertalls
On Wednesday, May 29th, the New York City Council voted to amend the Zoning Resolution to cap exempt mechanical void space within new buildings in residential neighborhoods.
Breaking News: De Blasio Administration to Finally Propose Void Solution
Following the Department of Building’s (DOB) reversal of prior zoning approval at 36 West 66th Street last week, it seems the city is prepared to move forward on proposing a solution to close loopholes in the zoning resolution related to unregulated mechanical void space in new developments.
ADVOCACY ALERT: New York State Tries AGAIN to Remove Building Density Cap
This week, the New York State Senate Rules Committee passed a bill including language that would remove the statewide cap on the density of residential buildings that has been in place for nearly 60 years.
ADVOCACY ALERT: Albany’s Sky-High Vision for Unchecked NYC Development…?
With support from Mayor de Blasio, the New York State Legislature is resurrecting a troubling amendment to New York City zoning that would dismantle the cap on the size of residential development that has been in place for nearly 60 years.
FRIENDS’ Fight in the Public Eye!
Last week, FRIENDS’ Executive Director Rachel Levy was quoted in Crain’s New York Business! Click the link below to read the full article about the fight against supertall towers in residential neighborhoods.
Save New York Summit: Thursday, June 22nd
The scale of New York is being drastically changed – not just in Midtown Manhattan, but in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Fighting Super Tall Towers with FRIENDS
Council Member Ben Kallos hosted a panel discussion about fighting superscrapers on Thursday, July 23rd.