From the Daily News:
Dutch Kills residents thought new zoning laws passed last fall would end a barrage of high-rise hotel construction in the area.
They thought wrong.
Two developers have recently gotten around the new zoning, even though they failed to meet a construction deadline to qualify under the old guidelines.
One of those projects, a Marriott Hotel planned for 29-27 40th Road, was granted an exemption by the city Board of Standards and Appeals this year.
But the most recent case involving a project at 38-30 28th St. has baffled residents of the low-rise haven in Long Island City where at least 14 hotels are being built.
Buildings Department spokeswoman Carly Sullivan said the foundation had in fact been completed at 38-30 28th St.
"They should not have been issued a stop-work order," Sullivan said.
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