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The tower-tastic residential complex called Astoria Cove that developer Alma Realty is trying to build along a peninsula in the East River has hit some major criticisms along its road to city approval. And while the debate over how much affordable housing to include rages on, Alma has reached a compromise with elected officials on a separate issue: it will use union labor for the construction phase of development. But will the more contentious standoff get resolved by the time the City Council's land use committee votes tomorrow? [Capital NY; previously]