Posted inDevelopment

Hochul’s Creedmoor Housing Plan ‘Not Acceptable’ to Locals Stripped of Land Use Review

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 […]

Posted inBill de Blasio

Skylines and Streetscapes: How New York City Physically Changed in de Blasio Era

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 […]

Posted inAffordable Housing

De Blasio’s SoHo Overhaul OK’d, Clearing Path for Affordable Housing and More Legal Artists’ Lofts

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 […]