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Community Board 5

Grand Central Rezoning

City Planner: Rezoning Near Grand Central Will Transform Midtown East

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.

10/22/2013

People on a subway platform waiting for the D train - Nov. 4, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA Considers Closing Subway Stations If They Get Too Crowded

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.

02/04/2013

(credit: NYC DOT)

New York City Mulls ’6 1/2 Avenue’ Proposal, Linking Pedestrian Walkways In Midtown

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.

03/30/2012