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Permit for Upper West Side’s ‘Tallest Tower’ Rescinded by Department of Buildings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

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Many Fateful Journeys, An Upper West Sider Prepares for the Next One With Hope and Sorrow

It happens every time I take a shower. As I climb over the bathtub rim, holding on to the grab bar on the back wall of the tub, I find my … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Imposes Partial Restraining Order on Relocated City Homeless Shelter

After winning the support of Community Board 7 earlier this month, opponents of the new homeless shelter being opened on West 94th Street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Price Cuts and Growing Inventory: Is Upper West Side Real Estate Finally a Buyer’s Market?

The Upper West Side has gone from unaffordable to borderline ridiculous in the past five years, as sellers have benefited from high demand and low inve … Read the rest of this entry >>

200 Amsterdam Has Concrete Problems; DOB Orders Partial Construction Shutdown After Spill

A construction accident caused the Department of Buildings (DOB) to place a partial Stop Work Order on the mega tower rising at 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street, nearly two weeks … Read the rest of this entry >>

24-Story Building Planned to Replace Starbucks and Offices on 60th Street

Developers are planning to build a 24-story residential building with commercial space on Broadway and 60th Street, the current home of a 12-story building … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Says No to 94th Street Shelter, Questioning Council Member’s Support

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 7 passed a formal resolution against siting a NYC homeless shelter in The Alexander, a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Rejects Attempt to Stop 775-Foot Tower on 66th Street, As Officials Try to ‘Close Loopholes’

The Department of Buildings has rejected an attempt by opponents of a proposed 775-foot tower at 50 West 66th Street to stop the pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents Prepare for Tuesday Meeting As City Plans to Move Notorious Homeless Shelter One Block Away

The city is planning to put a 220-bed homeless shelter on a block on the Upper West Side that already has two facilities off … Read the rest of this entry >>

19-Story Building Replacing Squat Retail Sites on Broadway

Developer Adam America has filed plans to construct a 19-story building with 44 units on Broadway between 93rd and 94th Street, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Rally Around Beloved Tailor Who is Losing Her Shop

Loyal customers are mobilizing to help a local tailor whose lease is not being renewed after 14 years at 200 West 89th Street, between Amsterdam and Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Billionaire-Building Shadows Creep Across Central Park; ‘Olmsted and Vaux Would Not Be Happy’

The New York skyline has resumed its ascent in recent years, with several ultra-luxe residential buildings climbing into the sky. Acti … Read the rest of this entry >>