On Wednesday, while New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was appearing at the Democratic National Convention, the City Planning Commission approved the expansion of Chelsea Market.
Jamestown Properties and others, who have an interest in the expansion of Chelsea Market, are amongst Speaker Christine Quinn's largest campaign donors.
The approval of the zone-busting plan would allow developers to build new office towers atop the Ninth and Tenth Avenues of the building, NY1 has reported.
"The City Council has until October 29 to hold public hearings and vote on the final plan. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is eyeing a run in the 2013 mayoral election, has the market in her district. By Wednesday, Quinn had not said publicly if she supports the plan or not," concluded the NY1 report.