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Confusion, Fear Puts Hitch in Plan for Residential ‘Hotel’

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By Dan Rivoli For Fine Times, the developer that wants to open a “residential” hotel on West 68th Street, the latest Community Board 7 meeting was anything but. The company faced pushback, during the Oct. 6 meeting, on its plan to restore the historic, Beaux Art-style row house that it owns and convert it into [&hellip
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CHANGES TO COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS

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By Dan Rivoli A city task force has announced recommendations to public benefit agreements, in which a developer does something positive for the neighborhood in exchange for the ability to build larger or get a subsidy. Comptroller John Liu, who convened the task force, believes these agreements can be unenforceable and are often done on [&hellip
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BREWER’S EARLY STANCE ON RIVERSIDE CENTER

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By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer reiterated her strong support of changing the Riverside Center development at the City Planning Commission’s Sept. 15 public meeting. Brewer testified that the commission should heed the recommendations offered in a comprehensive report that Community Board 7 issued in July
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A Plan to Force Parking Freeloaders to Pay

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By Dan Rivoli Should free meter parking on Sundays say its prayers? An Upper West Side business owner is trying to eliminate free Sunday parking in front of meters in the neighborhood—a practice the City Council instituted in 2005 after outer borough religious leaders and their driving parishioners complained about having to leave Mass to [&hellip
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Plan Forces Parking Freeloaders to Pay

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By Dan Rivoli Should free meter parking on Sundays say its prayers? An Upper West Side business owner is trying to eliminate free Sunday parking in front of meters in the neighborhood–a practice the City Council instituted 2005 after outer borough religious leaders and their driving parishioners complained about having to leave Mass to feed [&hellip
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Stringer Pans Riverside Plans

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By Dan Rivoli Borough President Scott Stringer rejected Extell Development’s plans for the Riverside Center development Aug. 30. The proposed five-building, 3-million-square-foot development would create too much burden on the Upper West Side, the borough president’s report concludes. Stringer likened it to the Riverside South plan, which laid out the blueprints for the redevelopment of [&hellip
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