Demand an End to Real Estate Loopholes in NY

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  • The future of Central Park is threatened by large, dark shadows that are cast by superscrapers.
  • The New York State Legislature must pass A5026A/S3820A!!!

Supertall buildings already completed or under construction will cast long shadows in the Park, blocking playgrounds, open fields, pathways and vegetation from sunlight. This bill will prevent builders from taking further advantage of multiple loopholes in our zoning code that threaten Central Park. We encourage the State to pass this important legislation which will benefit New York for generations to come

Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Robert Jackson are the prime sponsors of legislation (A5026A/S3820-A) that would amend the multiple dwelling law by setting logical floor to ceiling heights which would close the mechanical void and other loopholes. 

We believe that the New York City Department of City Planning text amendments are too narrowly focused and overly generous to developers. With the City’s disinterest in finding a meaningful way to close loopholes, passing this state-level legislation is essential. For a city so starved for both affordable housing and space, we cannot tolerate zoning that invites developers to perch super luxury housing units atop empty void space.

Save Central Park NYC thanks Assembly Member Rosenthal and Senator Jackson for taking the lead in addressing these important issues at the state level.

We would also like to thank the following members of the New York State Assembly and Senate for cosponsoring this legislation and for their support thus far:

In the Assembly: Gottfried, Seawright, Mosley, Barron, Ortiz, Stirpe, Carroll, Colton, Epstein, Taylor, Arroyo, Simon, D'Urso, Benedetto, Glick, Dinowitz, Richardson, Niou, De La Rosa, Quart, Dickens, Simotas, Fernandez, Aubry, Rodriguez, Blake, Reyes, Magnarelli, Wallace, Walker, Cook, Griffin, Lentol, Wright

In the Senate: Biaggi, Gounardes, Hoylman, Krueger, Salazar, Serrano

Visit https://www.savecentralparknyc.com/ for more information!

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