The pressure from Mayor Eric Adams’ team to fast-track an FDNY inspection of a 77-story office tower at Hudson Yards triggered the cancelation of fire inspections for a dozen non-VIP New Yorkers, including an overcrowded, racially diverse public school in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights. In the spring of 2022, 50 Hudson Yards landed at the top […]
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 […]
New York State is moving to combat deed theft. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed into law a bill that aims to give prosecutors more latitude to go after fraudulent real estate transactions — and keep homeowners in their homes. Sponsored by Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Helene Weinstein and co-authored by Attorney General […]
New York City is on track to complete only about 11,000 new housing units this year, half the number built in 2022 and a fraction of what is needed to deal with the city’s housing crisis. The forecast, contained in a construction outlook released Wednesday by the New York Building Congress, is in line with […]
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.
Under new proposed rules to Local Law 97, buildings that show a good faith effort to meet carbon caps could get a reprieve. But some backers of the law say the delay isn’t warranted.
The Park Church sanctuary had served north Brooklyn for more than a decade, offering performance space, day care, a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter.
A City Council committee shrinks the timeline for the Midtown arena’s operation as Penn Station plans hang in the balance.
Lawmakers, court authorities and city agencies have failed to safeguard the estates of homeowners who die without wills, threatening the transfer of Black and Latino generational wealth.
The demolition of a mansion that was used as a community clubhouse has left a wound, and also spurred neighborhood activism.