Community Board 5
There are concerns megatowers going up in the 57th Street area could dim parts of Central Park.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been thinking big even as his time at City Hall nears its end, pushing the City Council to approve a rezoning plan that could bring a new generation of skyscrapers to the area around Grand Central Station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority thinks there could come a day where New York, like London, has to shut down big subway stations like Grand Central because they’re just too packed with people.
A new avenue is coming to Midtown. Actually, it’s a mini avenue seven blocks long and reserved for pedestrians. And because it’s a “mini” street it’s got a “mini’ name — “6 1/2” Avenue.