City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Avenue Tower

A controversial Upper West Side building is back under construction — just two weeks after its developer vowed to halt work under the state’s coronavirus PAUSE o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction at 200 Amsterdam Avenue Will Stop ‘By The End of This Week,’ Developer SJP Properties Says (Updated: DOB Says Work Has Stopped)

Construction on the controversial building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue and West 69th Street will stop by the end of this week, a spokesperso … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction Continues on 200 Amsterdam Avenue; ‘It’s the Height of Arrogance’ Says Opponent

Construction continues on residential buildings on the Upper West Side even as most other activity has stopped due to coronavirus-related r … Read the rest of this entry >>

Battle Lines Drawn Over Upper West Side’s Tallest Building, As Workers Keep Going

The fight over 200 Amsterdam Avenue, the 52-story tower on 69th Street that lost a court ruling last month, is heading for another court showd … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Rogue Turtles, Resilient Real Estate, Park Tragedy

February 24, 2020 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 55 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Building Opponents Celebrate Victory on Amsterdam Avenue: ‘Off With Those Floors!’

There was a celebration next to the shadow of 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street on Monday morning -- because that shadow may soon get sma … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Rules Permits for 200 Amsterdam Avenue Should Be Revoked, and Building Reduced in Size

New York State Supreme Court Justice W. Franc Perry ruled on Thursday that the building permits for 200 Amsterdam Avenue … Read the rest of this entry >>

Alleged Assailant in Scaffolding Attack Arrested; It’s a Woman

The person who police believe came from behind, and savagely punched a 57-year-old woman in the face last Thursday night in the scaffolding tunnel on Amsterdam Ave … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 199 Playground Reopened, Then Partially Closed; Stop Work Order Remains in Effect

The playground at PS 199 on West 70th that was closed after debris fell from the adjacent construction site at 200 Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 199 Playground Closed After Concrete Falls from 200 Amsterdam; Father Says His Child Was Hit

The playground at PS 199 on West 70th Street was closed by the city after wet concrete fell from 200 Amsterdam Avenue, the controversial 668-foot building … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighborhood’s Tallest Building ‘Tops Out’ And is Already Making Its Mark on the Skyline

Construction workers have quickly put up the frame of a 52-story building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street and it recently hit its top p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Board of Standards and Appeals Upholds 200 Amsterdam’s Building Permit; ‘This is de Blasio’s BSA’

On Tuesday, the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) reaffirmed their July 2018 decision, stating that the building permit for 200 Amsterdam A … 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 >>

Sidewalk and Driveway Closed After Wood Fell From Fast-Rising Tower

The Lincoln Towers building complex has closed access at one entrance of the property after a board fell from the controversial constru … 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Stop Work Order Issued for 200 Amsterdam Avenue

On Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Buildings (DOB) slapped a “Stop Work Order” on the construction site at 200 Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lawsuit to Block 200 Amsterdam Filed: ‘We Do Not Want a Bunch of Safe Deposit Boxes in the Sky’

The Committee for Environmentally Sound Development (CFESD) filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging the r … Read the rest of this entry >>

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