Responding to pressure from civic groups including Carnegie Hill Neighbors and FRIENDS, in addition to our elected officials Council Member Ben Kallos and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the power of the press, the New York City Buildings Department has ordered a stop to all construction on the luxury condominium tower at 180 East 88th Street.

An article in Monday’s New York Times, “4-Foot-Wide Lot, Carved Out by Developers, Causes Big Stir in Manhattan,” highlights the issues, which involved the improper creation of a four foot wide lot in order to circumvent zoning and construct a taller building.

We will continue to hold the city accountable by speaking out against developments which threaten to diminish quality of life on the Upper East Side, and will keep you posted as this issue progresses.

See today’s article:

“Developer Ordered to Stop Work on Upper East Side Luxury Apartment Tower,” by J. David Goodman, New York Times, May 25, 2016

Read more, including past press coverage, on the FRIENDS here.