Tax Prep and Glasses in One UWS Storefront? How A Genius Partnership Helped Two Women Beat the Odds and Make the Rent

What are an optical store and a tax preparation service doing sharing an awning, an address — 2662 Broadway at 101st Street — and a rent … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Approves 775-Foot Tower on 66th Street; Opponents ‘Resolved to Fight On’

The Department of Buildings (DOB) has approved Extell’s revised plans for a 775-foot residential skyscraper at 50 West 66th Street, saying they now comply … Read the rest of this entry >>

200 Amsterdam Now Being Built at Developer’s ‘Peril’; Illegal Stories Could Have to Come Down

Straining her voice to be heard over the clamor of construction, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered the lead-off message to a crowd of about 50 p … Read the rest of this entry >>

69th Street is Having a Megamansion Meltdown; Listen to the Racket Here

A construction project on a double-townhouse mansion on 69th Street is making so much noise that it's causing residents to move away, give their poodles tranquil … Read the rest of this entry >>

Politicians Urge Construction Halt at 200 Amsterdam As Legal Ruling Remains Up in the Air; Rally Planned for Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 9th, at 11:15 am, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and community advocates will … Read the rest of this entry >>

Developers of 66th Street Tower Get Good News — and a Big Crane — Though Permits are in Limbo

Another Upper West Side skyscraper vying to be the tallest in the neighborhood is inching ahead, even as the city and local residents debate whether it s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Even With Zoning in Doubt, Court Allows Developers to Keep Building 51-Story Tower

Developers have continued constructing a 51-story apartment tower on Amsterdam Avenue and 69th Street despite a March 13th court ruling that p … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA’s Transformation and Privatization is Underway; Anxious UWS Residents Fill Meeting Rooms

Seismic change has begun in earnest for the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who call New York City Housing Authority home, foll … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: It’s Been Closed for Two Years, So Why Is Artie’s Still Clogging Our Arteries?

New York City sidewalks can feel like an obstacle course, especially when the weather warms and sidewalk cafes appear. It’s one thing to have your path obstr … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Taking Applications for Semi-Affordable UWS Apartments

The city's Housing Development Corporation is now accepting applications for apartments in a development at 33 West End Avenue at 61st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Condo Rises on 95th Street, Boasting an Elevated Outdoor Park and Pet Spa

A new condo development called 'Dahlia' at 212 West 95th Street is now selling apartments, with two, three and four bedroom … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents Win Victory Over Apartment Tower on 69th Street, Putting Project in Jeopardy

In a stunning decision, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled today in favor of the opponents of the skyscraper rising at 200 Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Face Off at Meeting Over Development Tactic that Lifts Building Heights

Representatives from the Department of City Planning faced a packed and vocal crowd during a recent presentation to Manhattan Community Bo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Owner Seeks Demolition Permit for Hotel that City Wants Preserved as Permanent Housing

Hank Freid’s hospitality company Impulsive Group has applied for a demolition permit to remove the second through fifth floors of 2688 Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Comes Together to Do What’s Good for the Goose

On Saturday morning, Jason Haber, a broker with Warburg Realty, was preparing to show the sixth-floor model apartment of a new condominium develop … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA Plans to Privatize Management of Its Complexes; Tenants and Borough President Gale Brewer Demand Protections

Big changes are on the horizon for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents—many of whom live on the Upper West Side, in developments like Wise T … Read the rest of this entry >>

31 Market-Rate Central Park West Apartments to Return to Rent-Stabilization After Legal Settlement

Apartments in a building at 447-448 Central Park West that was supposed to be converted into a co-op in the 1980's were turned … Read the rest of this entry >>

Permit for Upper West Side’s ‘Tallest Tower’ Rescinded by Department of Buildings

The 775-foot-tall development planned for 50 West 66th is on hold, and possibly squashed for good, after the Department of Buildings announced i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Demolition Underway at Former Gristedes Site at 96th and Broadway

Workers have been removing mechanical parts from the roof of the former Gristedes building at 96th Street and Broadway in preparation … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Story Behind the Neighborhood’s Most Charming ‘Grotesques’

Look up as you pass a building on 110th Street and you'll see some of the most charming decorative architecture in the entire neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>