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NEW YORK CITY-Two big mix-used projects crossed the approvals process finish line Thursday as the City Council gave its blessing to Flushing Commons in Queens and the New Domino on the Brooklyn waterfront. Approvals on both projects were tied to modifications requested by council members.

In the case of Flushing Commons, being developed by a joint venture of the Rockefeller Group and TDC Development and Construction Corp., the council sought and got a number of concessions, mainly from the Bloomberg administration. They’re intended to benefit local merchants, who have spoken out against the project on grounds that construction and the loss of parking could disrupt their businesses. Among the $6-million package is $2.25 million for marketing and advertising support through the Flushing Small Business Assistance Plan.

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