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

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.

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Nearly Half of NYC Buildings Fail to Make the Green Grade

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.

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After Gowanus Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Wins, de Blasio Turns to Reshaping SoHo

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.

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Gowanus Housing Overhaul and Blood Center Expansion Headed for Approval After Council Strikes Deals

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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From SoHo to Gowanus to the Upper East Side, de Blasio Legacy Projects Hit Crossroads

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.

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As Hochul Launches Penn Station Revival Plan, Risky Bets Placed on Office Building Boom

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?

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Governors Island Climate Research Hub Hopefuls Include Ex-Bloomberg Deputy Mayor

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.

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Bronx Soccer Stadium Local Support Wanes as Yankees-City Hall Standoff Goes Into Extra Time

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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Blood Center Expansion Taps Vein of Opposition as Project Heads for Vote

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.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tower Neighbor — and Its Shadows — Nixed By City Planning Board

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.

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Rogue Brooklyn Building Demolition Stirs Furor and Questions About City Oversight

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.

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Keeping the Faith: South Bronx Church Moves Into New Home After Developer Fight

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.

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Staten Island Building Bust Makes New Breed of Candidates Skeptical of Big Real Estate

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.

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Crown Heights Armory Project Towers Over Brooklyn Council Race Roiled By Development Backlash

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.

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Embattled Cuomo Pushes Skyline-Altering Penn Station Real Estate Plan as Critics Mobilize

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.

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Crown Heights Botanic Garden-Shadowing Developer Unveils Shorter Alternatives — With Little or No Affordable Housing

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.

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Stuck Waterfront Ferris Wheel Plan Takes Center Stage in Staten Island Political Races

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NYC Needs to Build its Way Out of the Pandemic Recession Hole, Stringer Says

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.

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Queens Elevator Company Pushes Button on New Zoning Option in Bid to Keep Manufacturing Jobs in NYC

Developers can now apply for a special permit that allows some commercial buildings to gain offices and retail — as long as industrial space is set aside. Here’s how that’s playing out for a longtime manufacturer in Long Island City.

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Developer Scraps Industry City Expansion Amid Growing Opposition, Becoming Amazon II

The move came after four members of Congress representing parts of Brooklyn joined the opposition to the massive Sunset Park rezoning plan.