Christmas didn't come for two projects as both had rejections regarding their proposals;
Inwood: A state Supreme Court judge (Verna Saunders) on Thursday overturned land-use changes approved by the City Council stating the city “failed to take a hard look at the relevant areas of concern identified by the public”. The zoning would have spanned over 59-blocks and allow for buildings between 18 and 30 stories high, offering a combination of market-rate and affordable housing. The city said the plan would create and preserve more than 4,100 affordable housing units for the northern Manhattan neighborhood. The de Blasio administration also agreed to $200 million in investments in exchange for the rezoning. It received pushback from activists for years.
Central Harlem: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer rejected a rezoning application filed by the Olnick Organization to construct five 28-story luxury towers and one mid-rise building located at the existing Lenox Terrace complex.