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In The Rezone

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Amid the myriad complaints about the proposed Midtown East rezoning (among them the need for more landmarking, public space and transport options), one politician is floating a partial solution. Senator Chuck Schumer suggests City Hall issue bonds to pay for transit and infrastructure improvements, like, now. He wants to get started raising money for things like subway, street, and sidewalk fixes that'll abate congestion, even before the zoning plan passes its ongoing public review and long before any new tall office towers go up in 2017. That way, the logic goes, there is improved access to the area for the thousands of new workers when those towers are eventually built. [NYP; previously]