As 15-minute grocery apps move in, LES bodega owners contend with getting muscled out
"These bodegas are facing the ultimate threat from these 15-minute delivery apps,” said Christopher Marte, the new City Council member for the Lower East Side.
Feb 10, 10:55 AM
Rockland County Village Used Anti-Semitic Zoning To Punish Orthodox Residents, Prosecutors Say
The village of Airmont used “Kafkaesque” rules, unfounded fines, and arbitrary bureaucratic delays to inconvenience Orthodox Jewish applicants seeking to practice their religion, the lawsuit said.
Dec 3, 2020 2:38 PM
Arts & Entertainment
What The Hudson Yards Wall Kerfuffle Says About The Problem With Private Developers Building Public Spaces
How do city officials ensure that private developers tasked to build public spaces will create something that truly has the public interest at heart?
Jan 21, 2020 4:24 PM
In Long-Awaited SoHo & NoHo Planning Study, City Calls For Affordable Housing And Expanding Retail
The 85-page study is expected to form the basis of the first comprehensive rezoning of SoHo and NoHo in decades.
Nov 20, 2019 4:53 PM
Fighting For Survival, X-Rated Businesses In NYC Can Stay Put For Now, Judge Says
The ruling does not have any bearing on the case’s final outcome, which would determine where the city’s zoning rules are constitutional.
Oct 2, 2019 1:23 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Gearing Up For Development Battle, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Unveils 'Fight For Sunlight' Exhibit
In its most political statement and appeal to date, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has unveiled a new exhibit to protest a developer's plan to build two 39-story residential towers that organization officials say will cast damaging shadows.
Updated: Aug 1, 2019 6:35 PM
Despite Court Ruling, City Says Contested UWS Tower Can Proceed As Planned
The building at 200 Amsterdam is more than three-quarters of the way built. Developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan said construction on the 52-story building is expected to top out this summer.
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 3:04 PM
City Greenlights Tallest UWS Tower After Developer Tweaks 'Void'
Back in January, the design of the 775-foot-tall tower known as 50 West 66th Street appeared to be in jeopardy after the city's Department of Buildings threatened to revoke the project's permit.
Updated: Apr 10, 2019 4:40 PM
'The Developer Is Pulling A Fast One': UWS Residents Try To Stop Work At Contested Tower
Last month a judge sent the plans at 200 Amsterdam Avenue back for review by the city's Board of Standards and Appeals, but neighbors worry construction could be completed first.
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 5:40 PM
'The Fix Is In': Skeptical SoHo & NoHo Residents Fear The Worst From City Rezoning
While no specific proposals are on the table, residents anticipate that a rezoning would allow more large stores and remove protections for working artists.
Updated: Feb 11, 2019 6:22 PM
'Building On Stilts' That Inspired City To Close Zoning Loophole May Get Built Anyway
'You don’t have to be a zoning expert and look at that column and to know that it’s wrong,” Levy said. “It’s shocking to me.'
Updated: Feb 1, 2019 10:05 AM
NYC Tries To Close 'Mechanical Void' Loophole That 'Supersizes' The Skyline
A proposed zoning amendment is intended to discourage developers from using mechanical spaces, also known as 'voids' to add extra height to buildings.
Updated: Jan 25, 2019 5:03 PM
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