NEWS

May 22, 2020

In a world that often feels chaotic with so much happening all the time, one thing remains consistent: Rents in New York City are still too damn high. (We said consistent, not good.)

But as rental activity has, unsurprisingly, slowed in the midst of...

March 31, 2020

Calls to cancel rent payments are growing across the state, as millions of New Yorkers grapple with the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists that he has already provided relief for tenants struggling to make rent.

Earlier thi...

January 14, 2020

After years of community planning and at times heated opposition, the de Blasio administration is shelving plans to rezone 300 blocks of Bushwick, according to City Hall.

Deputy Mayor Vicki Been rejected a December request from local officials urging the city to study t...

November 25, 2019

The city has released its much-anticipated report recommending zoning reforms for the Soho and Noho neighborhoods, a move that lays the groundwork for what will likely be the area’s first major land use changes since 1971. 

The 86-page “Envision SoHo/NoHo” report spells...

November 25, 2019

Streets around Rockefeller Center will be closed to cars for part of the day during the tourist-packed holiday season, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

After initially backtracking when an earlier vision of the plan leaked in October, de Blasio said on The Brian Lehrer S...

November 7, 2019

A month in to the city’s 14th Street busway, and the doomsday predictions of clogged side streets have yet to materialize. Preliminary data shows that car speeds on neighboring streets are essentially unchanged while buses are whizzing along the thoroughfare with trave...

May 16, 2019

The rule change, recently put forward by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), would block tenants from receiving federal housing subsidies unless each member of a household has “eligible immigration status.” Currently, families can receive subsidie...

April 3, 2019

A contractor who worked on a lower Manhattan condo tower—which is now leaning slightly—is suing the project’s developer, accusing the firm of cutting corners to curb costs, according to court documents.

The 58-story tower at 161 Maiden Lane, also known as 1 Seaport, is...

April 3, 2019

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling on the city’s Department of Transportation to explore taking over New York’s recently launched ferry system.

Stringer’s call for the transit agency to take control of the fleet, which is funded by the Economic Developm...