DNA INFO --1,000 Apartments Could Be Built on Top of East River Plaza

HARLEM — The developers of the East River Plaza mall are planning to add a residential tower with as many as 1,000 units atop the existing structure — and want to get some feedback from East Harlem residents at a meeting Wednesday night.

"Residential has always been contemplated. The infrastructure is there, the property has water views, is next to the FDR Drive and would be an iconic property," said David Blumenfeld, a principal of Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd. which owns the mall at 116th Street and the FDR Drive along with Forest City Ratner Companies, one of the city's largest developers.

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