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The city is seeking a new rezoning plan for the Midtown East area, which could result in the streets being made 10% darker within the district.
This may happen because part of the new rezoning plans will relax restrictions on the height and bulk of buildings in the neighborhood. The Waldram diagram is an obscure formula that is used by developers to calculate the amount of daylight that will be blocked out by a new building.
Crain’s News reports, “According to Alex Duda, an architect who specializes in helping builders shape their plans to conform to the Waldram formula, the current equation would require the new, larger towers permitted by the rezoning to taper dramatically in order to block out less of the sky from the street below
EmblemHealth’s financial papers indicate a profit for 2016, which is a dramatic change from the nearly $600 million in losses in the previous two years. As per Crain’s NY, it must be noted that the paper victory was driven almost entirely by the $330 million sale of its NYC office building. Aside from the sale, Emblem’s two health insurance companies, GHI and HIP, expanded its losses for underwriting to $276.5 million from $128.7 million in 2015. However, following a loss of $485.8 million in
As anti-Semitic hate crimes sweep the nation at alarming rates, Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Andrew Cohen and Congressman Eliot Engel, in partnership with the Riverdale YM-YWHA, joined members of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and other community leaders to condemn the disturbing acts during a rally at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Thursday night, March 2nd.
Last Monday four local Jewish institutions in the New York received bomb threats. On Sunday, March
NYPD reports a 55% increase in hate crimes, 94% uptick in anti-Semitic hate crimes
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of Congress’s Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, last week brought together Jewish community leaders, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and the NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism to call for more federal action in response of the recent wave of anti-Semitic sentiment and actions, including multiple reports of
Mayor Bill de Blasio personally intervened on behalf of one of his leading fundraisers to have a partial vacate order lifted on a building the City deemed as unlicensed, illegal and improperly worked on, knowledgable sources told Kings County Politics.
The incident stems from December 2014, when it is alleged that de Blasio personally intervened on behalf of Satmar Rabbi Moish Indig to have a vacate order lifted on two adjacent Satmar school buildings at 88 and 96 Sanford Street in