Development

Mayor outlines sweeping changes to make housing and other development easier. He’ll need to win over City Council members who just derailed 915 proposed new apartments in Harlem.
Lobbying records indicate Ruben Diaz Jr. is on a six-month $120,000 retainer to lobby the city on behalf of Dynamic Star LLC, the developer behind Fordham Landing. At 40 acres, the anticipated $2 billion development along the Harlem River waterfront dwarfs Hudson Yards.
Real estate industry seeks carte blanche to rework older office buildings, as the work-from-home revolution gives edge to neighborhoods with full-time residents.
Supertalls proliferated. Cars gave way to busways. Outdoor dining everywhere. Nine neighborhoods have been rezoned. Here’s how the physical city morphed in the last eight years.
The second annual report card for 20,000 structures — from pre-war apartment complexes to skyscrapers — showed modest improvements. But the most popular mark was again “D,” even as the pandemic skewed power usage.
The City Council on Tuesday rezoned the Brooklyn neighborhood to create affordable housing, and OK’d plans for a life-sciences research hub on the Upper East Side. But a bigger battle over SoHo looms as the mayor’s term winds down.
Meanwhile, negotiations to bring affordable housing to SoHo and NoHo appeared to be going down to the wire with the clock ticking on de Blasio’s term and his push to diversify city neighborhoods through rezoning.
Plans to rezone parts of Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn are headed to the City Council Tuesday. So is the NY Blood Center’s proposal to build a life science hub on East 67th Street — a project poised for approval despite the local lawmaker’s objection.
Three of New York’s biggest real estate companies are making billion-dollar wagers that pandemic-spurred remote working will give way to a return to buildings. But can they fill millions of square feet of space amid an office glut?
Dan Doctoroff, the former development czar responsible for Hudson Yards and other megaprojects, is among 37 individuals and groups who delivered 12 different proposals for ideas to anchor a New York Harbor climate center.
Survey by a local business group highlights concerns over who would really win if a billion-dollar real estate deal for New York City FC home reaches its goal. But residents wouldn’t mind getting discounted stock in a new ballpark.
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Supporters said the 16-story building proposed for E. 67th Street would make the city a hub for life sciences, bringing progress and jobs. Foes contend the structure would cast shadows over a school and park. The City Council soon gets a key say.
Unusual, unanimous ‘no’ vote on Franklin Ave. development project spells end for a 34-story high rise plan. But the developer is suing to get an alternative approved — and says it can just build condos regardless.
A developer — undeterred by more than $68,000 in fines for violating asbestos safety rules — knocked down half a house in Prospect Lefferts Gardens before authorities intervened. Neighbors say their health is at risk.
Pastor Felix Gross last year thought he had been swindled out of his congregation’s property by developers just looking to make a buck. But they shook hands, buried the hatchet — and opened the new worship space for the flock.
Some office-seekers in the city’s most conservative borough are targeting development plans after megaprojects with Manhattan views get mired in delays and flops. The disputes echo issues playing out in Council races across the city.
Candidates pile on to bash term-limited Laurie Cumbo for her support for real estate development in a rapidly gentrifying district — including a leading contender who used to work for her.
Despite a barrage of scandals plaguing his administration, Gov. Cuomo is flexing muscle to keep a major development scheme in Midtown on track. The mega-project has met little opposition — until recently. State budget negotiations could be key.
Continuum Company says it can build 500+ luxury condominiums without any additional clearances. It’s also offering to scale down the project and its affordable housing, but garden tenders say the threat of harm to plants still looms large.
The comptroller and mayoral candidate calls on de Blasio to resume affordable housing and school construction, along with infrastructure overhauls to boost the economy — even if it means borrowing big bucks.