11/13/2013 12:10 pm ET

Bloomberg's East Midtown Rezoning Proposal Defeated

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MIDTOWN — The Bloomberg Administration's plan to add skyscrapers to East Midtown crumbled Tuesday when the City Council rejected it.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Dan Garodnick, who represents much of Midtown Manhattan's East Side and is seen as a frontrunner for the Speaker's seat next year, said in a statement that they believed the neighborhood needed rezoning, but not the way currently proposed.

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