Statement From Senator Brad Hoylman On BSA's Vote Allowing Supertall Tower On West 66th To Proceed

Brad Hoylman-Sigal

January 28, 2020

NEW YORK—Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to a split 2-2 BSA decision regarding a planned luxury on West 66th Street:

“Today’s split decision at the BSA shows how extreme Extell’s plans are and the danger mechanical voids can pose to other neighborhoods that could soon be blighted by super-tall buildings. It’s shameful that the BSA is allowing this project to still move forward.

“I fully support legal action to block Extell, and am committed to passing legislation sponsored by my colleagues Senator Jackson and Assembly Member Rosenthal to ensure that developers can never again flout zoning standards to maximize their profit at the cost of our neighborhoods.”

On September 10, 2019, Senator Hoylman spoke at an NYC Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing to discuss this project. Click here for a link to Senator Hoylman’s testimony.