Community Board 6
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 so-called drag strip is Hicks Street. It parallels the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Some use it as an alternate and residents say the high-speed traffic makes the road dangerous for all on foot.
New York bar owners are worried that a Harlem community board’s proposal to shift the closing time from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. could spread to other areas and damage the industry.
The co-founder of Park Slope Neighbors, Eric McClure, told 1010 WINS Thursday that the unanimous vote was “really a great outcome.”