A rendering of JetBlue’s proposed sign (JetBlue Airways)
CITY HALL — The City Council unanimously approved Monday a zoning change to allow JetBlue to place a massive, controversial sign atop its Queens Plaza headquarters.
The vote also opens the door for other new signs to be placed on the tops of buildings in a 14-block section of the neighborhood between 23rd Street and Sunnyside Yards.
JetBlue began pushing for the glowing sign, with letters as tall as 25 feet, in February 2011 after the airline decided to relocate its headquarters to the neighborhood. When it moved into the historic Brewster building, at 27-01 Queens Plaza North, earlier this month, zoning regulations didn’t permit the sign, and fierce opposition arose in the increasingly residential area.
“We’re so pleased that the New York City Council has passed legislation that enables JetBlue to place a sign on the roof of our new home in Long