From the NY Observer:
The chairwoman of the City Planning Commission in the Bloomberg administration, Amanda Burden, has been a particularly powerful figure with respect to developers seeking green lights from the city. She is known for her penchant for detail and an insistence on quality architecture and urban design.
Is she? We in Queens know her more as the woman who makes sure the shitty architecture gets dumped on outer borough neighborhoods and who stalls downzonings by refusing to give her blessing to the studies her underlings complete.