Owner Quietly Selling Two ‘Illegal Hotels’ that City Wants Preserved as Permanent Housing

For nearly two years, Hank Freid has been fighting a City lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunc … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Council Approves Cap on ‘Mechanical Voids,’ But Falls Short of Limiting Tall Building Heights

Last week, the City Council voted to approve a text amendment to the New York City zoning code, restricting the size and placement of “mechanical voids,” over … Read the rest of this entry >>

Elevated Living in Historic Harlem – Spacious New Condos

SPONSORED: Introducing the Alston – refined, boutique condominium living in the heart of tree-lined West Harlem. Located at 308 West 133rd S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Developers Get Permits to Replace Synagogue With Condos

Developers have received construction permits to replace the Shaare Zedek Synagogue with a new 14-story condo building with a synagogue on the bo … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: Why Has a Sidewalk Shed on 86th Street Been Up for 18 Years?

Scaffolding! It seems to obscure every other building in the neighborhood. Why is there so much of it, and why does it stay up for so … Read the rest of this entry >>

James Baldwin’s Former UWS Home May Become a Landmark

Writer James Baldwin bought the building at 137 West 71st Street in 1965, and lived there on and off for the last two decades of his l … Read the rest of this entry >>

See What the Belnord Now Has to Offer; A Classic UWS Building is Re-Envisioned by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

SPONSORED: Closings have commenced at The Belnord, the Upper West Side full-city block landmark re-envisioned by Robert A.M. Stern Archit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Talks About de Blasio, Developers, and How She Learned to be Tough

It was the late 1970s, early 1980s, the dawn of the “crack era.” “Crack was everywhere,” recalled Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewe … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Latest Setback, Opponents Fear ‘Tallest UWS Building’ Will Be Complete Before Hearing

Opponents of a disputed apartment tower lost their latest attempt to force a developer to halt construction while they chal … Read the rest of this entry >>

Permits Filed for Senior Housing on Broadway

An 18-story senior housing development is expected to rise at 2330 Broadway between 84th and 85th Streets, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Construction of Extell’s 66th Street Tower

The 127-year-old City Club of New York, which once took on Tammany Hall, is now going up against Extell Development and the 775-foot residential skysc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Politicians Want New Limits on Hikes for Rent-Controlled Apartments

State Senator Brian Benjamin and State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal rallied on Wednesday in Verdi Square at 72nd Street and Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>