We had a case here in central Ohio. A Jewish congregation wanted to expand their building to accommodate their classes and worship services. Neighbors near the temple fought expansion plans and succeeded in preventing any construction by putting up an excessively loud and obnoxious fight. Unfortunately, the neighbors still hold something of a grudge toward the temple. During the High Holidays, the neighbors put up signs to prevent congregation members from parking in their streets. Compromise is a good thing. It didn't happen here in central Ohio, but it might work in New York City. Given some time, patience, and cool heads, a civil dialogue might prove to be worthwhile to all sides in NYC.
Politifact has settled some claims that have come up in Ohio politics. Here are some samples from Politifact: