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In the Rezone

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If the city has its way, Midtown East, a neighborhood chock full of tightly packed towers, will grow ever taller, but among the giants remain a few "Lilliputian" buildings, many of which are residential brownstones. Some residents within the rezoning area welcome the proposed changes?"If we're going to live in a city that keeps on growing, we're going to have to grow upward."?while others will probably be displaced when a developer razes their low-rise home. One owner of a few area brownstones is already licking his chops waiting for the offers. He also happens to owe $5.5 million in back taxes. [NYT; previously]