City Planning rejects pleas to force ULURP on Two Bridges projects

Three projects planned for Two Bridges have narrowly dodged a lengthy land use procedure. The Department of City Planning rejected a request to require three massive towers to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), which would have required the projects to get approval from the community board, the borough president and the […]

Developers sue JDS to block 1,000-foot LES tower

Developers Gary Spindler and Roy Schoenberg are suing Michael Stern’s JDS Development to block the firm’s planned supertall rental tower on the Lower East Side. The pair accuses JDS of “hijacking” air rights they were in contract to buy, and seeks unspecified damages, Crain’s reported. According to the complaint, Spindler and Schoenberg signed a contract […]