“Northwell will seek several major zoning variances in order to build to heights and masses that are not allowed under current zoning regulations. They also want to carve out the Park Avenue / 76 Street corner for residential housing, which is not the current use.

For all of variances, New York City has a zoning appeals process known as ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure )

"The first formal step in the ULURP process was a hearing by the Zoning Committee of Community Board 8, held on Thursday night, September 19th. After a presentation by Lenox Hill Hospital executives and numerous responses by neighbors as well as the Committee to Save Our Lenox Hill, the Zoning Board UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED TO DENY ZONING VARIANCES TO NORTHWELL !!  "