Home » Archives by category » Real Estate (Page 2)

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A New York State Appellate Court ruled in favor of the American Natural History Museum and the city in a lawsuit filed by park advocates who wanted to stop the museum’s expansion into Theodore Roosevelt Park. The group sued the museum to block it from building the Gilder Center for Science, Education […]

Continue reading …

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | This is shaping up to be the Year of the Tenant. The year the pendulum swings back in a big way in favor of renters versus landlords. The year when rent regulation could make truly historic gains, not just in New York City — but statewide. So says Michael McKee, the treasurer […]

Continue reading …

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | In an eerie follow-up, a sidewalk scaffolding outside the scene of the fatal 2015 East Village gas explosion came crashing down to the ground Friday afternoon. Fortunately, there were no injuries. A Fire Department spokesperson said a call came in at 4:12 p.m. reporting the accident. When this paper called shortly before 5 […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | Activists and residents have been rallying at the Robert Fulton Houses to demand their voices be heard against the city’s proposed plan to let a private developer build on part of the complex’s land. Groups at the rally included Fight for NYCHA, Community Control of Land Use, and Not One More Block. […]

Continue reading …

BY SARAH FERGUSON | The de Blasio administration is plowing ahead with its plan to raze the iconic Elizabeth St. Garden for low-income senior housing, despite vociferous opposition from Little Italy residents and Community Board 2, whose members have repeatedly urged the city to shift the project to a vacant lot half a mile away. Last […]

Continue reading …

BY GABE HERMAN | The tech company Yext will move its global headquarters to a new building in Chelsea, the company and Governor Cuomo recently announced. Yext is a cloud-technology company that provides software to businesses to help organize information. The company was founded in New York City in 2006. It has since expanded globally, with […]

Continue reading …

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | City Council Speaker Corey Johnson was honored at this year’s Historic Districts Council Grassroots Preservation Awards on April 30. Appropriately, the ceremony was held at New York City’s oldest chapel, St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, in the East Village. In his acceptance speech, the longtime preservation advocate hinted at some big landmarkings to come. […]

Continue reading …

BY MARTHA WILKIE | Facebook is full of helpful groups for every possible interest. Parenting groups in particular offer a chance to give and get advice on many New Yorkers’ favorite topics: real estate and schools. Recently, a newly single mom asked for advice about buying a home on a teacher’s salary. Crazy pipe dream? She […]

Continue reading …

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A New York Supreme Court judge on April 30 denied a preliminary injunction that would have temporarily halted construction on the 51-story tower project at 200 Amsterdam Ave. “One floor is going up every three or four days,” said Rachel Mazur, a fellow in urban land-use law at the Municipal Art Society. […]

Continue reading …

BY MARTHA WILKIE | If you’ve ever stumbled upon Pomander Walk on the Upper West Side, you might think you’ve found Brigadoon. Tiny Tudor-beamed houses line a cobblestone walk located midblock between 94th and 95th Sts. west of Broadway. But only residents and their guests can enter this magical land. It’s a mews, protected by a […]

Continue reading …