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Developers and property owners may now have one more reason to curse the year 2009: the Landmarks Preservation Commission is on the verge of calendaring an expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District for several blocks across Lexington Avenue, the most critical step toward landmarking the new area.
A Greek diner that closed over the weekend after serving as a late-night refuge for patients and staff at Bellevue Hospital Center since 1984 will be able to reopen, and will not be supplanted by an Au Bon Pain, as some had feared.
Standing on the steps of City Hall last month, City Councilman Dan Garodnick spoke up for renters threatened by bank foreclosures. “I want to make sure tenants understand their rights. The impact in New York City of foreclosures is not just to homeowners. It also hurts renters.”
The landlord of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village got judicial permission on Monday to appeal a court ruling that it must repay certain tenants millions of dollars in rent overcharges at those complexes.