air right

noun

Definition of air right 

: a property right to the space above a surface area or object

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Not surprisingly, places with the dirtiest air right now stand to gain the most. Umair Irfan, Vox, "How improving air quality could add years to people’s lives around the world.," 21 Nov. 2018 Midtown Trackage bought the terminal and the air rights for about $80 million in 2006. Paul Berger, WSJ, "After Years of Renting, MTA to Buy Grand Central Terminal," 14 Nov. 2018 Together, which airs right after The Neighborhood, could prove so instructive. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "4 new TV shows to try, from Halloween horror to the Flight of the Conchords," 5 Oct. 2018 True, the building is a tad taller than neighboring towers, courtesy of air rights purchased from nearby buildings. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Big Units and Big Prices in New Upper West Side Rental," 1 June 2018 Disney had already sold air rights to its properties to the developer Gary Barnett, the principal at Extell Development, who is planning to build a super-tall tower on West 66th Street. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, "Disney Will Move New York Operations to Lower Manhattan," 9 July 2018 The park recently received $50 million from New York State and another $50 million from the city and hopes to have $50 million more when the air rights over some of its piers are sold, Ms. Wils said. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "From the Slaughterhouse to the Playground," 20 June 2018 The network aired right-hander Michael Kopech’s second start with Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Colleen Kane, chicagotribune.com, "Balmy 50-degree weather awaits White Sox in Oakland," 15 Apr. 2018 So when an Instagram user thought her moles were airbrushed out of her new Health cover, Philipps cleared the air right away. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Busy Philipps Responds to Instagram User Who Says Her Moles Were Photoshopped on Health Cover," 14 June 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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air right

noun

Legal Definition of air right 

: a property right to the space above a surface or object (as a building) that may be sold or leased for development purposes make use of the air rights above the TerminalPenn Central Transportation Co. v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104 (1978)

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