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Former Eyesores, New Life Comes to Columbus Circle, the Highline, and Fresh Kills

Metropolis published two articles today on several successful major redevelopment projects that MAS encouraged, such as Columbus Circle, the High Line, and Fresh Kills in Staten Island.  All at various stages of completion, these areas, former notorious eyesores on New York City landscape, are being reimaged in ways that increase open space and activate their surrounding neighborhoods.

In other news, the Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected the current General Growth proposal for the South Street Seaport while there was no vote at the hearing, the Commission objected primarily to the inappropriate scale, massing and height of buildings in a historic district and the relocation of the historic Tin building. The Commission also designated seven new landmarks (New York Times; New York Post)

While rezonings threaten the industrial and manufacturing land in Willets Point and the Gowanus Canal, it is thriving in the Port Morris section of the South Bronx (New York Times)

The Triborough Bridge is now officially the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (New York Daily News)

City Planning launched the rezoning of a small portion of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn; the first public hearing is December 10 (Brownstoner)