Local Law 97, passed by the City Council in 2019, puts carbon caps on all buildings bigger than 25,000 square feet. With the exact rules still in draft form, landlords are trying to figure out what they need to do now.
Council Advances All-Affordable Real Estate Project in East New York, and Partly Affordable One in Astoria
Charles Barron called the development in his district a model for others, while Julie Won took credit for “wins” while falling short of the affordable housing threshold she’d called for.
Permits for more than 58,000 apartments show rush to secure lucrative 421-a benefit ahead of state law’s June expiration.
Hurricane Sandy Devastated Coney Island 10 Years Ago. So Why Has NYC Added Almost 2,000 Homes to the Area Since?
Gleaming new high-rise towers, built to the latest standards, stand alongside older family homes, badly in need of retrofitting. Climate change puts both at risk — although on starkly different timetables.
LES and Chinatown Residents Sue To Halt New Towers in Two Bridges, Citing New NY Constitutional Right to Clean Air
Residents say they fear more pollution in an area that was hit hard by 9/11 and COVID-19 and are demanding a new environmental assessment that factors in the pandemic.
Community Board 5 resolves to reenvision the blocks targeted for demolition and megatowers under a steamroller state project.
Boosters Say Innovation QNS Is the Key to ‘A City of Yes,’ Opponents Say It’s a ‘Project Based on Nothing.’
As political momentum builds, Astoria’s Council member has remained staunch in her opposition.
Seaport Residents Cheer After Judge Halts Construction of Skyscraper; Developer Says It’s Just a Temporary Roadblock
After the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally approved a plan at a site where it has rejected proposals since 1983, a judge halted the plan.
Manhattan lawyer alleges state has been shielding role played by property owner Vornado, which has valuable holdings affected by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Midtown development plan.
Now that a planned ice skating project is officially over, people who live and work in the neighborhood want to participate in creating the next project from the start.
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.
The developers of the dilapidated empty building near the Cross Bay Bridge long promised a medical facility. The city’s Economic Development Corp. just gave them permission for commercial and office space instead.
As rent-stabilized tenants fear being displaced, the developer has offered only vague promises — and what residents see as ominous plans.
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.
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.
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