From the Real Deal:
Following community outcry, the Board of Standards and Appeals ruled today to put the fate of a sliver building at 330 West 86th Street in the hands of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, according to Westside Independent, thus creating another roadblock for the project. HPD has opposed the demolition of the existing five-story rental building. The decision comes three months after BSA ruled that Midtown-based Darkhorse Development could build a 17-story building on the 20-foot wide plot between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. That ruling said the city's Department of Buildings could not restrict the height of the proposed building to just a few stories. Darkhorse conceived of the project a decade ago and its plans have been stymied due to years of litigation by city agencies.