Real Estate

Archdiocese lobbies public to support Midtown East rezoning

therealdeal.comAs droves of people gathered at Madison Square Garden last week to celebrate mass with Pope Francis, volunteers distributed literature on behalf of the Archdiocese of New York seeking support for a controversial land use matter.

The archdiocese is backing a Midtown East rezoning that would allow St. Patrick’s Cathedral to sell its unused air rights to developers. In June, a committee studying the neighborhood’s development potential proposed freeing up landmarked properties, like St. Patrick’s, to sell air rights anywhere within the rezoned district.

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