Rendering of New York Blood Center's proposed tower/Ennead Architects via NYC Planning The Blood Center Tower Deal is Bad for All New Yorkers: Kallos by Upper East Site Staff November 17, 2021, 9:44 am 1 Comment MANHATTAN - With the full City Council set to vote on the controversial Blood Center tower project next week— Upper East Side Council Member Ben Kallos, who has been one of the loudest voices against rezoning the Blood Center’s property— Already a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest What’s missing from this article is that de blasio is directly connected to for-profit company Longfellow which will receive tax breaks from this build. Not only that, only one-third of the actual build is for the Blood Center itself, with the rest to be directly affiliated with Longfellow and it’s for-profit interests and offerings as part of its real-estate properties which include services branded under the name Elevate. Kallos is right, this isn’t about the Blood Center at all it’s about appeasing to corporate interests and the de blasio’s ties to Longfellow.