State Legislation Pending to Ease Conversion of Distressed Hotels to Permanent Affordable Housing

A controversial topic was discussed in a recent CB7 Housing Committee meeting: the conversion of "distressed" hotels to permanent supportive housing. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Faux Penthouses; ‘Hat Lunch’; 25×25

A penthouse isn't (always) what it used to be. Real estate terms have evolved, … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB7 Preservation Committee Votes to Deny West Park’s Application to De-Landmark the Church

Community Board 7's Preservation Committee voted Thursday night to deny West Park Presbyterian Church's application … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rent Guidlines Board Votes for Preliminary Increases

Increases in rents effective for rent-stabilized apartment leases commencing October 1 2022 were preliminarily approved at the Rent Guidelines Board meeting Thursday night … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Extell Wins on 66th Street; Celebrating Rugelach; Freedom Block Party

The skyline will be getting a major alteration. The Extell Development Company has won a lawsuit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Big Changes Proposed for West 103rd Street

The goal is to make the entire Upper West Side stretch of 103rd St. – from Central Park to Riverside Park – open for pedestrians and bicycles … Read the rest of this entry >>

Remediation Work Beginning on 96th Street Following Demolition of MTA Substation

Work is getting underway to remediate a “brownfield” site on the south side of West 96th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated! No Strike! Positive Signs About A Doorman Strike Nobody Wants

A tentative labor agreement has been reached today, Tuesday, between the Realty Advisory … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rent Guidelines Board Report Sets Stage for Regulated Rent Increase Negotiations

Every year, the Rent Guidelines Board determines the size of the rent increases allowed on rent-regulated apartm … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: ‘I Actually Love Being Old’; Bistro Owner Nabs Belter; Desperate Cheese

It is hard to focus on neighborhood news with descriptions and images of the horrors in Ukraine seepi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction Begins at Metro Theater! What Will It Be?

The neighborhood is quivering with excitement -- as the tips come in. There's construction going on -- actual construction -- at the long vacant Metro Th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Affordable Housing For Seniors Opening in Historic Hotel on 79th Off Columbus: CB7 Committee Report

Seventy-seven affordable apartments for seniors will be coming to 117 West 79th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

You’d Think After 10 Years We Would Have Solved This Real Estate Mystery, But Have We?

The question has nagged me for years. What is up with those decrepit – seemingly abandoned – row h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Historic Industrial Building Eludes Wrecking Ball and Prepares for 21st-Century Mission

An historic industrial building on lower West End Avenue is being redeveloped for a 21st-century mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Community Responds to the Supportive Housing Program Coming to West 97th Street

Residents of the upper west 90s expressed open-mindedness -- laced with worry -- about the new permanent suppo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Award-Winning Nonprofit Details Plans for New Supportive Housing Coming to 97th Street: ‘Ask Us Anything’

The Fortune Society has a message for Upper West Siders with concerns about its new permanent housing program being created at 258 W. 97th Street:  Ask us anythi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: ‘Peg Leg Pete’ Revised; Unvaxed Kids ‘Bullied’; Two Landlord Lawsuits

A year-long, 17-member task force at the prestigious and elite private school Colle … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Amsterdam Houses Former Resident Shares Memories Before and After Lincoln Center

I grew up in the Amsterdam Houses in Manhattan, NYC. They were and are low-income NYCHA housing built in … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Omnipresence of Scaffolding and Its Impact on Lives; Why and What Is Being Done?

The imposing entrance of the landmarked Joan of Arc Junior High School building on W. 93rd Street first towered over Upper West Side stu … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Touts Victory Over ‘Illegal Hotel Operator’ with $2M in Fines, 82 Affordable Units Planned; But Owner Has Sold the Buildings for Over $70M

On Monday, the City announced it had “shut down illegal hotel operator” Hank … Read the rest of this entry >>

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