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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The city evacuated four buildings on E. 10th St. near the old P.S. 64 on Wednesday morning after cracks were found on the former school’s facade. The decommissioned school spans from Ninth to 10th Sts. between Avenues B and C. A blight on the neighborhood, it has sat empty for more than […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The new Hudson Yards neighborhood might also be called a new city within a city, and much of it is set to open to the public next month. Hudson Yards roughly sits south of the Javits Center at W. 34th St., west of 10th Ave. and north of W. 30th St. and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | An audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer of the Department of Building’s inspection methods for construction sites found inadequate oversight in several key areas. According to Stringer’s office, the audit revealed that “despite a history of inadequate oversight amid multiple construction accidents — D.O.B. could not show that its supervisors performed most […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Picture this: a photo of a skyscraper groundbreaking ceremony featuring a confident-looking petite Chinese woman flanked by architect Philip Johnson and a young(ish) Donald Trump, all smiling. The woman is feng shui master Pun-Yin and these powerful men listened to her. In 1995, Trump consulted Pun-Yin and her renowned father feng shui […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With Hudson Yards set to open in mid-March, new details were recently revealed along with a sneak peek at some of the luxurious amenities in the first residential building of the new neighborhood. The tower at 15 Hudson Yards, on 11th Ave. just above W. 30th St., was designed by lead […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The first meeting in the public-engagement process being held to explore possible rezoning efforts in Soho and Noho will be held on Wed., Feb. 6. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 130, at 143 Baxter St., between Hester and Grand Sts. The process was launched by the Department of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With the City Council passing the Asthma-Free Housing Act on Jan. 19, landlords will now be required to have their buildings inspected every year for asthma triggers, such as mold, pests and rodents. They will also have to address any conditions that could lead to infestation, and have to tell tenants about […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The City Council has approved long-term affordable housing for many residents of Waterside Plaza, the Kips Bay apartment complex on the East River. Legislation was approved Jan. 24 that will keep 325 units as affordable housing through 2098, and give rent protections for “settling” residents who lived in the complex when it […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A small group of remaining tenants in the Chelsea Hotel is suing to keep it as an apartment building for permanent residents. The building’s new owners, including Chelsea Hotel F & B LLC and Richard Born, are working to make the historic building at 222 W. 23rd St., between Seventh and Eighth […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | If you love historic architecture and the East Village, you’ll be more than interested in the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s newly unveiled East Village Building Blocks . It’s an amazingly detailed new online resource about every single building in the East Village: History, architecture, people, businesses —you name it, it’s […]

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