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Curb Cut Sparks City Soul Searching

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The owner of Carnegie Hill brownstone 161 East 94th Street has stirred up some pretty strong opposition to his requests to add a curb cut on his property. Now the land-use nerds over on the Herrick Zone reports the whole curb cut dust-up has prompted some introspection over at the Department of City Planning. City Planning originally denied the curb cut because the property is a residential "development," but the owner argues it isn't. We'll spare you the zoning code-ese, but the city's in the midst of rewriting the entire zoning resolution as a result. [Zone; previously]