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west chelsea cornell iron works building new york cityIntroducing NYC’s newest historic district – West Chelsea (PDF presentation via the Landmarks Preservation Commission). The NY Times is all over the ongoing debate about term limits for local elected officials, sparked by speculation that Mayor Bloomberg is looking to extend them for four more years. Newcomers running for office and top administration deputies oppose an extension, while a survey of the City Council shows support for the idea. The Daily News has an interesting angle — the large amount of contributions that candidates for other offices would have to return should they choose to stay in Council if term limits are extended. The Architect’s Newspaper has follow up on the City Planning Commission hearing on the proposed Hudson Square sanitation garage. The Daily News gets the exclusive on the Pratt Center for Community Development’s new study about the rapidly decreasing amount of land in NYC that is zoned for manufacturing.