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 >>

Work Temporarily Stalls on One Mega-Development as Another Races Ahead

Developers are moving quickly to construct two buildings that are expected to become the first and second tallest buildings on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighborhood’s Tallest Tower Gets the Green Light After Zoning Ruling, and Developers Eye Apartment Sales

A 668-foot-tall building on 69th Street and Amsterdam Avenue got the green light from a city board on Tuesday, prevailing over community g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Majority of City Council Wants City to Stop ‘Gerrymandered’ Zoning Lots That Allow Big Buildings Like One On West 69th

For the second time, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) has postponed deciding whether or not to revoke the building permit for 200 Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stakes are High as City Board Will Review Amsterdam Avenue Tower

On Tuesday, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) will review a challenge to the building permit issued to SJP Properties to … Read the rest of this entry >>

In Fight Over Upper West Side’s Tallest Building, A Technical Agreement Won’t Stop Larger Legal Battle

The legal battle to stop the construction of a 668-foot building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue continues — as does the construc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Powerful Forces Clash at Zoning Hearing Over Tower on Amsterdam Avenue

Four hours of testimony on Tuesday from politicians, unions, architects, and community activists apparently wasn't enough for a city board to dete … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents of Upper West Side’s Tallest Tower Have New Hope After City Letter Cites ‘Incorrect’ Zoning Interpretation

A stunning and somewhat surreal development in the saga of the proposed 668-foot building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue came to light at a town hall me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Siders Prepare to Fight ‘Grotesque’ Luxury Towers By Learning the Tricks of the Trade

Upper West Side residents have been mobilizing to fight large apartment towers that have been sprouting up in the neighborhood, and last week they g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wednesday: Community Board to Discuss Tall Apartment Towers

On Wednesday, Community Board 7 will be tackling a subject that has some Upper West Siders stressed out -- tall apartment to … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Renderings of 55-Story Building Released; ‘Extremely Impressive’ or ‘Hardly Revolutionary’?

There's a very deep hole in the ground now at 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street, but developers expect to fill it with a 668-foot condominium … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Groups File Challenge Against 69th Street Tower Even as Construction Continues

Construction is underway on a 52-story apartment tower replacing the former Lincoln Square Synagogue on 69th and Amsterdam. But two g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction Begins on Controversial UWS Tower at 69th Street as Opponents Consider New Tactics

Developers of a 668-foot tall apartment tower on 69th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that was delayed by a zoning challenge have begun constru … Read the rest of this entry >>

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