City Leaves Mechanical Void Loophole for Supertalls Wide Open, So State May Act
But the Mayor gave the City Council, and the people of New York, the choice of this legislation or nothing (unlike other types of legislation, the City Council is very limited in what it can do regarding zoning). Village Preservation joined advocates from across the city yesterday on the steps of City Hall to call out the Mayor’s lack of action and demand more be done.
However, the State can also take action on this issue. Village Preservation is supporting a state bill, A5026A/S3820A, introduced by Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Robert Jackson that would truly address this abuse of zoning regulations by limiting the height of floors in buildings.