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Mayor Bloomberg Urges City Council to Support Willets Point Plan for November 13 Decision

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New York Daily News reports that Mayor Bloomberg met with City Councilmembers Friday night to urge them to approve the City’s proposed rezoning of Willets Point, Queens – a decision the Council must make by November 13.  To date, the majority of the Council has been vocally opposed to supporting the rezoning without key amendments.  Read MAS’ testimony on Willets Point here.

Meanwhile, the New York Daily News also reports that the New York City Economic Development Corporation has purchased another parcel of land in Willets Point; the largest parcel yet acquired by the City, this is the 4 acre warehouse, the House of Spices.

In other news, the MTA has delayed signing a contract with the Related Companies for their Hudson Yards bid…the agency and Related have negotiated a 90 day extension (New York Observer)

Rezonings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Forrest Hills, Queens advance (Curbed)

The multiple renovations of Sutton Square have left an architectural puzzle (New York Times)

Construction on a five story luxury condo building in Carroll Gardens has halted indefinetly; neighborhood residents feel it is an unwanted eyesore in the otherwise lowrise area (New York Daily News)