Residents of Tudor City, a residential complex on Manhattan's East Side, announced a lawsuit Wednesday in an attempt to block the area redevelopment plan by developer Sheldon Solow.
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The $4B plan, approved by the City Planning Commission calls for seven towers along the East River. The site is approximately 9.2 acre in size and is located between 34th and 41st Streets along the East River. It is mostly vacant at the moment. The planned towers would contain 3,000 apartments, over 1,000,000 s/f of commercial space and 69,000 s/f of retail space.
Manhattan Community Board 6 (CB6) and Borough President Scott Stringer recommended the plan be disapproved by the City Planning Commission (CPC) and City Council. Nevertheless, the plan was approved. The residents charge that in approving the plan the City Council and the City Planning Commission "arbitrarily and capriciously" disregarded the community's own plan for site redevelopment.