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Community generated re-zoning plan stops a mega tower being built in NYC

by Futures Centre, Dec 15
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Plans to build a new 800-foot tower on East 58th Street, by New York property developer Gamma Real Estate, have faced well-funded opposition by a local community organisation known as the East River Fifties Alliance. The alliance spent upwards of $1 million, raised from crowdfunding, on land use attorneys and consultants who had previously worked for the Department of City Planning, to craft a proposal with the aim of stopping the development in its track.

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