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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Building “a little more housing in every neighborhood” may seem like a commonsense plan for a city with a massive housing crisis, but a long, complicated and possibly contentious review awaits.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to lift a state land use rule is meeting opposition from some Manhattan and Brooklyn legislators.
If Velázquez had maintained her opposition and the committee had nonetheless voted the rezoning through, it could have been the death blow for the Council’s tradition of ‘member deference’
Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez is against the Bruckner Boulevard upzoning, for now. That could prevent the land use proposal near a Super Foodtown from moving forward.
A key vote paves the way for megadevelopment in Midtown. Gov. Hochul hopes it will lead to money for a Penn revamp but critics have their doubts.
Nine neighborhoods have been rezoned for growth. Cars have given way to bus-only traffic on several major thoroughfares. Much public housing is under private management. Supertall towers have redefined the Manhattan skyline. In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two terms, the landscape of this town has shifted in a big way. Save for the skyscrapers, the […]
Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a late-term legacy victory Tuesday when the City Council approved a rezoning of SoHo and NoHo that could reshape the pricey neighborhoods with an eye toward creating more affordable housing. It marked the final rezoning of de Blasio’s tenure and followed a vote last month to overhaul Brooklyn’s Gowanus with […]