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By Brendan Krisel NEW YORK, NY — Developments rise to new heights every day in New York City, casting new shadows over the precious few green spaces that provide despite to weary urban dwellers. A new bill in the city council is seeking to reign in the darkness. City Councilman...

By Michael McDowell Bus-riders, bike-riders, straphangers, pedestrians and drivers all seem to agree on one thing: it’s no picnic getting around the city these days. Those struggles took center stage at a packed transportation town hall hosted by Councilman Mark Levine at the Manhattan School of Music in Morningside Heights...

By Amy Plitt A new bill introduced in the City Council this week calls for establishing a task force to review any properties that have the potential to cast shadows across city parks. City Council member Mark Levine, whose district includes neighborhoods in northern Manhattan, first introduced the idea back...

By Joe Anuta Levine proposes task force to limit development near green spaces. An Upper Manhattan lawmaker who wants to regulate development near parks introduced a bill Wednesday to create an interagency task force to study the effect of shade on the city's green spaces. The issue has become controversial—especially...

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