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Swanky Plaza Hotel Sues NYC over Bike Rack "Eyesore"

A lawyer for the hotel says the city didn't conduct a required environmental impact review

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    The Plaza says the block-long Citi Bike rack in front of its landmark hotel is an eyesore and wants it removed immediately.

    The famous hotel has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming the rack causes traffic jams around the hotel.

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    The suit says the row of bright blue Citi Bikes has reduced the four-lane drive across from its main entrance to three.

    The rack is located across from the Plaza along Grand Army Plaza.

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    According to the New York Post, a lawyer for the Plaza says the city violated its own laws by failing to conduct the required environmental impact review.

    Citi Bike didn't respond to a request for comment. The city said it's confident the installation was proper.