Rezoning: One size doesn’t fit all

To the editor: 

Your editorial comments about the proposed New York Blood Center/Longfellow tower are silent on the dangerous impact of the 334-foot-tall commercial building on the complex of six public schools located across the street; the neighborhood’s residents, a mix of midsize apartment building dwellers and those who live in modest walk-ups; the park; and the public library branch that is contiguous to the Blood Center building.

The midblock lot your editorial fleetingly mentions is actually two exceedingly narrow side street midblocks. They worsen the tower’s destructive impact precisely because of the nature of midblocks: They are small and cramped.

Decisions that undo existing zoning law should fully

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