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Urban Planning Update-o'-Rama: The Morning After

["From Sunset Park to Red Hook" by Frank Lynch from the Curbed Photo Pool]

Hey kids, it's big-project approval week here in NYC! The latest on three pending projects:

1) New Yankee Stadium: After City Council approval yesterday, the proposed new Yankee Stadium is subjected to morning-after tea-leaf reading. The Observer's Matthew Schuerman meditates on the city's seeming last-minute support for a new Metro-North station: "Wasn't that a card Bloomberg and Pataki had been keeping up their sleeve all along until the opportune moment? At times, that card did get shown, but no one remembers." Regardless, station proponent Starts and Fits is pleased. [The Real Estate, Starts and Fits]
2) Red Hook Waterfront/Revere Sugar Plant: Steps from the forthcoming Fairway, a decision about Red Hook's future. A city commission is set to vote today on whether to establish industrial business zones in 16 places across NYC, including the swath of the Red Hook waterfront that includes the iconic (albeit rotting) hulk of the Revere Sugar Plant. The vote will impact what Thor Equities can do to develop the Sugar Factory site that they paid $40 million for last September. [NYTimes, Brownstoner]
3) SilverCup West: Plans for the gargantuan SilverCup West project in Long Island City face their first review tomorrow at a community board hearing. [NYDailyNews, QueensWest]