New York State finally has a plan to turn the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center into thousands of units of housing. It will also have full power to approve the plan — angering neighbors who feel they’ll be sidestepped on a project that could transform the low-density neighborhood in eastern Queens with “tall monstrosities” up to eight stories […]
A fire department official warned his bosses that the commissioner’s demand to fast-track a Hudson Yards FDNY inspection deemed a “top priority of City Hall” would significantly delay more than a dozen other buildings from getting clearance for occupancy, emails obtained by THE CITY show. Deputy Chief Brian Cordasco pointed out that the expedited examination […]
A high-end Manhattan sushi restaurant opened by mega-developer SL Green, one of Mayor Eric Adams’ biggest financial backers, landed on a high-priority Deputy Mayor of Operations list of locations eligible for fast-track FDNY inspections needed to open for business, THE CITY has learned. The restaurant, JoJi, was able to open in September 2022 in the […]
President Joe Biden traveled to Illinois Thursday to celebrate the reopening of a Stellantis auto plant shut down in the strike by the United Auto Workers that disrupted that industry. Getting it back up and running took about two weeks after a deal was reached. But it will be months until Mayor Eric Adams can […]
An aerosol-painted Addams Family stares blankly at a Long Island City parking lot. Next to it, a mural of the IT clown looms over pedestrians passing through on Vernon Boulevard. Further down that same dark green wall, a pumpkin patch sits on an illustrated graveyard where the names of graffiti artists who’d been part of […]
Phase one of the Hip Hop Museum’s campus is complete, bringing hundreds of apartments to the South Bronx. L+M Development Partners, real estate agency Type A projects, BronxWorks, The Hip Hop Museum, and several elected officials unveiled 542 units of subsidized housing and 2.8 acres of public space on the Harlem River waterfront in the […]
In New York City, there are a lot of ways to find publicly available information about the buildings on your block — and even more reasons to want it. Maybe you need to find the name of a contractor who botched a repair, or your landlord’s real mailing address, or how many violations a building […]
Through government ownership of land in Brooklyn’s Gowanus and Staten Island’s North Shore, the mayor and governor provide financial relief to developers despite 421-a program’s expiration.
City Planning Commission Director Daniel Garodnick makes the case for the Adams administration’s hugely ambitious new plan to update “our zoning rules that have over time gotten in the way,” so that developers can build what City Hall has described as “a little more housing in every neighborhood” — adding up to a projected 100,000 […]
Officials give go-ahead for a residential tower with 30% set-aside for below-market rentals, up from previous promise of 25%.