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MAS Recommends Communities Be Involved in Land-Use Planning, Willets Point Rezoning

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In today’s Gotham Gazette, MAS weighs in on how communities can and should have more influence on land-use planning in New York City, echoing its testimony given to the City Planning Commission last week.

In related news, Crain’s New York Business reports that an outspoken landowner and critic of the proposed Willets Point rezoning has settled with the City.

Elsewhere, many landowners on East 125th Street are still awaiting negotiations with the City as the rezoning review of that area continues. Also report on in Crain’s New York Business.

Governor Paterson has appointed Citigroup executive Marisa Lago the new Chairperson of the State’s economic development corporation says The New York Observer.

Coverage of the new Goldman Sachs headquarters in Battery Park City that is nearing completion is in The New York Times.

The New York Historical Society has released renderings of its recently announced renovation in The New York Sun, and Cafe Figaro in Greenwich village is closing says The New York Times.

The Times also reports how a group of late nineteenth century brownstones have survived in the heart of Midtown here and energy advocates and elected officials are pushing for Fresh Kills to become a wind farm, again in The New York Times.