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Development wins again. A judge ruled Friday that the Pierhouse hotel/condo complex currently being built on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be allowed to proceed with construction that will block views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the New York Times reports. According to the Times, State Supreme Court Justice […]

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Community Board 5, which covers the core of Midtown including the stretch of super-luxury skyscrapers on 57th Street called “Billionaire’s Row,” has called for a temporary moratorium on the construction of buildings taller than 600 feet, DNAinfo reports. In a letter to Department of City Planning and Mayor de Blasio dated May 15, CB5 cited […]

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A group of small business owners in Willets Point, the rugged shanty town of auto body shops across the street from Citi Field slated to to be leveled and redeveloped into a luxury mall and condos, settled their lawsuit against the developers and the city on March 19, removing one of the last impediments delaying […]

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Residents of the South Street Seaport area can agree that the local historic district needs an infusion of cash and resources to help revitalize the area, but until they agree on the best approach, plans are seemingly stalled. The current issue, according to the New York Times, hangs on a high-rise building. From the Times: […]

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Although rents and square footage prices in Manhattan increase seemingly everyday, forward-thinking developers are saying the future of growth in NYC lies in the outer boroughs. Brooklyn has the real estate industry seeing the largest dollar signs, with Queens not far behind, followed by the Bronx. As usual, no one seems to care about Staten Island. A […]

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Just when it seems like Williamsburg couldn’t outdo itself when it comes to being bougie, a hotel developer comes along and says he’ll be putting an exclusive bar inside a water tower on top of his latest place. According to Eater: Hotel developer Toby Moskovits is planning to open an 150-room hotel just down the […]

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The long-delayed Hudson Yards construction projects is one of the most interesting in recent memory. Over the next three years, the real estate firm Related Companies will essentially construct a neighborhood from scratch, building a platform over the MTA’s West Side Yard, which stretches from 10th to 12th Avenues between 30th and 33rd Streets, and […]

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Brooklyn concrete mogul John Quadrozzi has an unusual proposition for storing the toxic sludge that the EPA will dredge out of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site: shipping it to his Red Hook waterfront property and dumping it into the Gowanus Bay, expanding his shipping terminal and creating new land he can rent to other businesses. As […]

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This morning, the City Planning Commission approved NYU’s continued growth in the East Village, in a vote that is reported to have been nearly unanimous. A few weeks ago, an eleven-hour public hearing brought voices from local residents and businesses who insisted the proposed expansion would be both too large and too “out of character” […]

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