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City Seeks Developers to Restore Staten Island Marsh (DNAinfo, May 14, 2013)
Bloomberg Defends Queens Soccer Stadium (NY Post, May 14, 2013)
Advocacy Group Opposed To Flushing Meadows Soccer Arena (Capital, May 14, 2013)
Hudson Yards Project Fails To Deliver On Affordable Housing (Daily News, May 8, 2013)
Developers Submit Plans For Lower East Side's Seward Park Site (DNAinfo, May 7, 2013)
City: Close To Half Of All Construction Sites Raise Safety Concerns (Daily News, May 1, 2013)
City Inspects Over 900 Construction Sites (Associated Press, Apr 30, 2013)
Leading West Side Council Candidate Tied To Controversial Developer (Politicker, Apr 30, 2013)
A Dune Forest On Shore Front Parkway To Protect The Rockaways? (Capital, Apr 23, 2013)
Private Development Feared In City-Owned Complex (NY Times, Apr 9, 2013)
Growing Movement To Chase Madison Square Garden From Its Spot (Crain's, Apr 8, 2013)
Things Have Changed Since Million-Person-Growth Projection (Capital, Apr 2, 2013)
Wal-Mart Scales Back Efforts to Have Store in NYC (NY Times, Mar 7, 2013)
Senate Conference Proposes To Halt Fracking Consideration (Albany Times Union, Mar 6, 2013)
Government Lends To Rebuild In Flood Zones (WNYC, Mar 6, 2013)
Cuomo Says He Wasn't About To OK Fracking (Associated Press, Mar 5, 2013)
'Vision' For Proposed Domino Factory Site Redevelopment (Capital, Mar 4, 2013)
Trade Center Classified As Flood Danger Zone In New FEMA Maps (Daily News, Feb 27, 2013)
Fracking Rules To Miss Deadline; Review Lingers (Associated Press, Feb 27, 2013)
Quinn, Alone, Stands Firm On Upper East Side Waste Transfer Station (Capital, Feb 26, 2013)
Reclaiming Storm-Torn Homes, Step By Uncertain Step (NY Times, Feb 26, 2013)
Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Health Study Gets $1 Million Grant (Wall Street Journal, Feb 19, 2013)
Cuomo Pulls Back on Casino Locations (Albany Times Union, Feb 12, 2013)
Housing Authority to Lease Playgrounds, Community Centers for Luxury High-Rises (Daily News, Feb 6, 2013)
New Idea for Penn Station Entails Relocating a College (NY Times, Feb 5, 2013)
From Salt Marshes to Sea Barriers, Preparing for the Next Sandy Defense (WNYC, Jan 30, 2013)
In Winning Design, City Hopes to Address a Cramped Future (NY Times, Jan 23, 2013)
Bloomberg to Unveil Winner of 'Micro-Unit' Apartment Design Contest (Daily News, Jan 22, 2013)
Real-Estate Group Grows Even Closer to Cuomo (Wall Street Journal, Jan 18, 2013)
Bans And Rules Muddy Prospects For Gas Drilling (NY Times, Jan 4, 2013)
Gas Drilling Called Safe In New York (NY Times, Jan 3, 2013)
Extell's Chief Thinking Tall For Midtown (Wall Street Journal, Dec 17, 2012)
Climate Change Fears Meet Development at the New Hudson Yards (WNYC, Dec 12, 2012)
Major League Soccer Coming to Queens? (NY Times, Dec 6, 2012)
Bloomberg's Waterfront Development Comes Under Scrutiny from Sandy's Impact (WNYC, Dec 5, 2012)
Still Building at the Edges of the City, Even as Tides Rise (NY Times, Dec 5, 2012)
Developers to Break Ground on $15 Billion Hudson Yards (Daily News, Dec 4, 2012)
How the Coastline Became a Place to Put the Poor (NY Times, Dec 4, 2012)
State Files for 90-day Extension on Fracking Rules (NY Post, Nov 28, 2012)
Development Near Gowanus Canal Moves Forward After Sandy (WNYC, Nov 26, 2012)
Council Considers Reducing Parking Space Requirements in Downtown Brooklyn (NY Times, Nov 26, 2012)
Will NYC Act to Block Future Storm Surges? (Associated Press, Nov 26, 2012)
A Much Criticized Pocket of the Rockaways, Built to Survive a Storm (NY Times, Nov 20, 2012)
Bloomberg's ‘Legacy List’ is Top Priority for Development Projects (NY Post, Nov 13, 2012)
Chelsea Piers Complex Racing to Repair (Daily News, Nov 1, 2012)
Chelsea Market Expansion Gets Approval (Crain's, Oct 26, 2012)
Staten Island Neighborhood Miffed Over North Shore Plans (Staten Island Advance, Oct 25, 2012)
Quinn Skips Hearing on Chelsea Market Expansion (Wall Street Journal, Oct 24, 2012)
Improved Streetscapes Give Businesses a Boost, Mayor's Office Says (Daily News, Oct 24, 2012)
Untangling the Grand Central Snarl (Wall Street Journal, Oct 18, 2012)
Building Construction to Top $30 Billion for First Time Since 2008 (NY Post, Oct 18, 2012)
Effort to Speed Up Repairs Will Save the City $200 Million (NY Times, Oct 18, 2012)
Development Deal to Bail Out Yankee Stadium Parking Lot Fiasco Stalls (Daily News, Oct 16, 2012)
Local businesses assess impact of Barclays Arena (WNYC, Oct 15, 2012)
City approves 7-acre Lower East Side redevelopment (Crain's, Oct 12, 2012)
Bronx activists warn Queens to be wary of soccer stadium deal (Daily News, Oct 10, 2012)
Grand plan for toxic site in Brooklyn is scorned and celebrated (NY Times, Oct 9, 2012)
Bloomberg pushes a plan to let Midtown soar (NY Times, Oct 8, 2012)
Groups Sue City Over NYC Expansion (WNYC, Sep 27, 2012)
Nets Helped Clear Path For Atlantic Yards (NY Times, Sep 27, 2012)
Groups sue city over NYU expansion plan (WNYC, Sep 26, 2012)
Housing Authority Wants to Lease Land to Raise Cash (NY Times, Sep 25, 2012)
Neighborhood expresses concerns over Flushing Meadow soccer stadium (WNYC, Sep 24, 2012)
Residents opposed to development plans in Flushing Meadows Park (Daily News, Sep 19, 2012)
Brooklyn Wal-Mart deal falls apart (Wall Street Journal, Sep 17, 2012)
Officials reach agreement on 9/11 Memorial Museum (WNYC, Sep 11, 2012)
New York is lagging as seas and risks rise, critics warn (NY Times, Sep 11, 2012)
Big city projects on back burner since the attacks (Wall Street Journal, Sep 10, 2012)
Q&A with Atlantic Yards watchdog journalist (MetroFocus, Sep 7, 2012)
Court finds city zoning law aimed at erotica-peddling businesses unconstitutional (NY Times, Aug 31, 2012)
City, developer wrestle over Atlantic Yards affordability (City Limits, Aug 28, 2012)
Hockey Rink For Kingsbridge Armory? (Wall Street Journal, Aug 23, 2012)
The truth about the World Trade Center rebuilding (Esquire, Aug 21, 2012)
Merits of a power line from Quebec are debated (NY Times, Aug 20, 2012)
Another deal near Hudson Yards (Crain's, Aug 16, 2012)
Assembly Speaker eying Coney Island and Willets Point for a casino (Daily News, Aug 13, 2012)
City Island residents criticize new proposed bridge (NY Post, Aug 9, 2012)
Hudson Yards: NYC's urban town within a city (Associated Press, Aug 6, 2012)
Opposition to proposed bike arena in Brooklyn (NY Times, Jul 31, 2012)
Changes to NYC streets create hurdles for blind pedestrians (NY Times, Jul 30, 2012)
City's construction giants face criminal probe for billing fraud (WNYC, Jul 30, 2012)
MTA gave Apple unfair edge for Grand Central shop, state audit says (NY Post, Jul 30, 2012)
Rezoning clears way for Gifford Miller's ‘small city’ development in the Bronx (NY Times, Jul 25, 2012)
City acquires last segment of High Line from railroad (NY Times, Jul 25, 2012)
Borough president questions Chelsea Market plan (NY Times, Jul 19, 2012)
NYU expansion plan nears final approval (Wall Street Journal, Jul 18, 2012)
Long awaited housing at Atlantic Yards moves forward (WNYC, Jul 18, 2012)
NYU near deal on growth (Wall Street Journal, Jul 17, 2012)
City outlines mega Midtown East rezoning (NY Observer, Jul 13, 2012)
City unveils high rise plan for Grand Central Terminal (Wall Street Journal, Jul 12, 2012)
Bloomberg backing Grand Central plaza (NY Post, Jul 10, 2012)
Lawsuit seeks to discover motives for public plaza's closure (NY Times, Jul 5, 2012)
Coney Island's invisible towers (City Limits, Jul 4, 2012)
Mayor rejects 9/11 memorial proposal by Port Authority (Wall Street Journal, Jul 3, 2012)
City agency admits illegal lobbying effort (Wall Street Journal, Jul 3, 2012)
Costly brownfield cleanup plan benefiting affluent developers extended (Albany Times Union, Jul 2, 2012)
Parking woes still dog Barclays Center (WNYC, Jul 2, 2012)
NYC may name bridge after ex-Mayor Dinkins (NY Post, Jun 29, 2012)
Environmental groups say they will fight Cuomo’s gas drilling plan (NY Times, Jun 20, 2012)
City's refusal to tear down Sheridan Expressway irks activists, locals (WNYC, Jun 13, 2012)
Plan to extend natural gas pipeline through Rockaways gets chilly reception (Daily News, Jun 13, 2012)
Domino Sugar factory site in Brooklyn may be sold for over $160 million (Daily News, Jun 11, 2012)
Business, Labor Team up to Target Landmarks (Crain's, Jun 7, 2012)
Revised NYU Plan Proceeds (Wall Street Journal, Jun 7, 2012)
Dashed hopes in Queens as convention plan falters (NY Times, Jun 5, 2012)
Affordable apartments that helped sell big projects yet to materialize (Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2012)
Seneca nation wants to take over $28.5M road project (Associated Press, May 25, 2012)
Traffic Plan for a Brooklyn Arena Cuts Parking Slots by Half (NY Times, May 23, 2012)
Promised Parks Stalled on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront (Capital, May 22, 2012)
NYC reaches deal for Willets Point in Queens (Associated Press, May 17, 2012)
City Pension Funds Against Wal-Mart (Reuters, May 1, 2012)
Council Set to Encourage Greener Buildings With Zoning Changes (NY Times, Apr 27, 2012)
Union says MTA Should Move Offices to Brooklyn to Save in Rent (WNYC, Apr 26, 2012)
City’s Wal-Mart Foes Rally Around Bribe Probe (Wall Street Journal, Apr 25, 2012)
NYU to Build Second Applied Sciences Campus in City (Associated Press, Apr 24, 2012)
Columbia University Expansion Littered with Dubious Contractors (Daily News, Apr 20, 2012)
NYU Downsizes Expansion Plans (WNYC, Apr 11, 2012)
Advocates Want Fairness in Siting of Waste Transfer Stations (Daily News, Apr 9, 2012)
New Promenade Planned for Stretch in Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues (Daily News, Mar 30, 2012)
Manhattan Borough President Would Trim NYU Expansion (NY Times, Mar 30, 2012)
Rezoning Transforms Character of Harlem Boulevard (NY Times, Mar 28, 2012)
Traffic-Free Plaza Roils Little India in Queens (NY Times, Mar 19, 2012)
Community Complains About World Trade Center Site Security Plan (WNYC, Mar 15, 2012)
Sen. Klein's Law Office Disregarded Series of Regulations (NY Post, Mar 12, 2012)
City Launches $12 Million Effort to Stop Sewer Overflows with Green Projects (Daily News, Mar 12, 2012)
Little Affordable Housing Built in Washington Heights (Daily News, Mar 9, 2012)
Green Building in the Bronx Draws Professionals as Residents (Wall Street Journal, Mar 6, 2012)
NYU Loses First Round of Expansion Battle (Crain's, Feb 27, 2012)
Atlantic Yards Is Coming (City Limits, Feb 24, 2012)
Demolishing Javits Would Mean Disrupting a $1 Billion Economy (WNYC, Feb 23, 2012)
Judge’s Ruling Complicates Hydrofracking Issue (NY Times, Feb 23, 2012)
Convention Center in Queens Too Far From Sights, Experts Say (NY Times, Feb 22, 2012)
The Development Ideas That Shaped Brooklyn Over the Past Decade (City Limits, Feb 16, 2012)
Expanded Aqueduct Could Double State Revenue, Bringing $700 Million Annually (NY Post, Feb 15, 2012)
Barclays Center Will Create Parking and Traffic Problems (NY Post, Feb 13, 2012)
Queens Questions Need for Two Convention Halls (NY Times, Feb 9, 2012)
Yankee Stadium Parking Garages Hardly Used (Daily News, Feb 3, 2012)
As City Plants Trees, Benefits and Some Burdens Grow (City Limits, Feb 1, 2012)
Bloomberg Eyes Wetlands As Part Of Long Term Strategy (WNYC, Feb 1, 2012)
Homeless Solution in Vacant Apartments and Lots, Reports Says (WNYC, Jan 26, 2012)
Ground Zero Building Struggles to Find Tenants (Associated Press, Jan 24, 2012)
Brooklyn Arena Criticized on Hiring (Wall Street Journal, Jan 23, 2012)
Overhaul of Possibly Futureless Javits Center to Cost $463 Million (NY Post, Jan 17, 2012)
City Has Say on Cuomo's Convention Center (Wall Street Journal, Jan 13, 2012)
Bloomberg to Announce New Proposals for Kingsbridge Armory (NY Post, Jan 12, 2012)
New York Closes Heated Fracking Comment Period (Reuters, Jan 12, 2012)
Housing Authority Wants to Sell Air Rights (WNYC, Jan 10, 2012)
New Astoria Project Would Bring 2,300 Units of Housing (Daily News, Dec 22, 2011)
City's Plan for Warehouse in Brooklyn Delayed (Crain's, Dec 14, 2011)
Downtown Brooklyn Landmark District Sparks Fight (Wall Street Journal, Dec 13, 2011)
Commission Backs Zoning Changes That Promote Green Buildings (WNYC, Dec 12, 2011)
Bloomberg Repeats Support for Wal-Mart (NY Observer, Dec 7, 2011)
State Still Holding $667 Million in Lower Manhattan Reconstruction Funds (Daily News, Dec 6, 2011)
City Starts Willets Point Sewer Project (Bloomberg, Dec 2, 2011)
Former Bronx Borough President to Pay $10,000 Fine for Architect Deal (NY Post, Dec 2, 2011)
American Institute of Architects Steps Into Politics (NY Observer, Dec 1, 2011)
Plan to Develop Historic 'Admiral's Row' Gets Council Approval (am New York, Nov 30, 2011)
Failure of Olympics Bid Sparks Development of Far West Side (NY Times, Nov 28, 2011)
City Program for Decrepit Buildings Offers a Temporary Fix (Daily News, Nov 27, 2011)
Architects of Condo in Deadly Collapse had History of Flouting Regulations (Daily News, Nov 10, 2011)
Coney Island's New Amusement Parks Draw Record Crowds (Daily News, Nov 7, 2011)
Nonprofit Offers Plan for Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (Daily News, Nov 5, 2011)
Council Endorses Residential Parking Permits (Daily News, Nov 4, 2011)
Park51 Is Exploring New Directions (Wall Street Journal, Oct 19, 2011)
Rent Dispute Endangers Mosque Plan (NY Times, Oct 17, 2011)
City Buildings Feature a New Emphasis on Architecture (NY Times, Oct 11, 2011)
UN Expansion Creates 'Missing Link' in Greenway Plan (Wall Street Journal, Oct 6, 2011)
No Plans Yet for Staten Island Prison Site (Staten Island Advance, Oct 3, 2011)
Stores Sit Empty as Landlords Reject Possible Occupants (Wall Street Journal, Oct 3, 2011)
City, UN Near Land Deal Where Both Get What They Want (NY Times, Sep 30, 2011)
MTA to Sell or Rent Mostly Vacant Brooklyn Headquarters (Daily News, Sep 28, 2011)
Battle Over Chelsea Market Expansion (Crain's, Sep 26, 2011)
Signing Leases for Drilling, and Now Having Regrets (NY Times, Sep 23, 2011)
7 World Trade Center Fully Leased (Associated Press, Sep 20, 2011)
Pearson Signs Lease on Hudson Street Building (Real Deal, Sep 19, 2011)
Rudin Family Obtains Financing for New Complex on St. Vincent's Site (Wall Street Journal, Sep 15, 2011)
Downtown Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District Approved (Daily News, Sep 14, 2011)
Stocking Up on Warehouse Properties (NY Times, Sep 14, 2011)
Setback for Plans for Restaurant in Union Square Park (NY Times, Sep 7, 2011)
City Tears Down New Pedestrian Island in Brooklyn (NY Post, Aug 24, 2011)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Eyes Addition (Wall Street Journal, Aug 18, 2011)
City Buys 1,655 Acres Upstate to Protect Watershed (Associated Press, Aug 17, 2011)
City Seeks Plan to Develop Staten Island Waterfront (Crain's, Aug 14, 2011)
Number of Building Permits in City Increases (Wall Street Journal, Aug 10, 2011)
City Looking for Developers to Build in Brooklyn Bridge Park (NY Post, Aug 5, 2011)
9/11 Memorial Refuses to Pay $150 Million to Port Authority (Daily News, Aug 5, 2011)
Cuomo Signs Power Plant Siting Bill (Associated Press, Aug 5, 2011)
Farm on Stalled Construction Site Provides Food for Nearby Restaurant (Market Watch, Aug 4, 2011)
New York Most Walkable City in US (Daily News, Aug 2, 2011)
Developers of Islamic Center Try New Strategy (NY Times, Aug 2, 2011)
Leading Mall Operator to Run Retail at Trade Center Site (WNYC, Jul 30, 2011)
$1.225 Billion World Trade Center Retail Deal Nearly Finalized (NY Post, Jul 29, 2011)
Lack of Jobs at Atlantic Yards Prompts Protests by Former Supporters (Daily News, Jul 28, 2011)
Hundreds of Developers Face Fines (Crain's, Jul 27, 2011)
Bronx Unhappy With Post Office Plan (NY Post, Jul 27, 2011)
Plans for Shake Shack, Apple Store at Grand Central Prompt Worries About Crowds (am New York, Jul 26, 2011)
Atlantic Yards Arena Takes Shape, but Protests Carry On (NY Times, Jul 19, 2011)
Court Says State Erred in Ratner Plan Review (Wall Street Journal, Jul 14, 2011)
UN Building Plan Proceeds (Wall Street Journal, Jul 7, 2011)
Outrage Over Possible Fee to Visit 9/11 Memorial (Daily News, Jul 5, 2011)
In Fight Against Trash Station, Upper East Side Cites Injustice (NY Times, Jul 1, 2011)
New Stadiums Foul Out With Merchants (Wall Street Journal, Jul 1, 2011)
In Alliance, Nets Arena to Offer Arts (NY Times, Jun 30, 2011)
Rezoning Sought for Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue (Wall Street Journal, Jun 30, 2011)
Albany Mulls Altering Way State Permits Power Plants (NY Times, Jun 23, 2011)
Ballfields at Randalls Island Largely Unused (Daily News, Jun 14, 2011)
Report: More Housing Likely in Future for Brooklyn Bridge Park (NY Post, Jun 10, 2011)
Elevated Park Hits One-Mile Mark (Wall Street Journal, Jun 8, 2011)
High Line is Economic Dynamo (NY Times, Jun 6, 2011)
Conde Nast Signs Lease for One World Trade Center (WNYC, May 26, 2011)
Manhattan Developers Push For Office Construction (Crain's, May 23, 2011)
Developers Plan Biggest Decade for Skyscrapers Since the 1980s (Bloomberg, May 20, 2011)
Four Representatives Plea for Navy Yard Fix (Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2011)
Huge 1 World Trade Center Deal Almost Done (Crain's, May 18, 2011)
City Cracks Down on Illegal Hotels (am New York, May 15, 2011)
Museum of Modern Art to Buy Folk Art Building (Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2011)
Plan to Build Up Chelsea Market Has Some Up in Arms (NY Times, May 5, 2011)
Budget Cuts Threaten Community Gardens (NY Times, Apr 28, 2011)
Major City Stadiums Lack Certificate of Occupancy (Wall Street Journal, Apr 27, 2011)
Wal-Mart, Concern About Land Price Fuel Opposition to Possible Brooklyn Mall (Daily News, Apr 24, 2011)
City Properties Cited for Many Building Violations (Daily News, Apr 24, 2011)
City Could Sell Some Office Space (NY Post, Apr 23, 2011)
City Puts Out Welcome Mat for Chinese Firms (Wall Street Journal, Apr 21, 2011)
Williamsburg Community Board Mulls Moratorium on Liquor Licenses (Wall Street Journal, Apr 19, 2011)
City, Other Governments in Area to Focus on Development Around Transit Hubs (Wall Street Journal, Apr 15, 2011)
Fight Over Proposed Expansions of West End Historic District (Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2011)
Delayed Sanitation Facilities May Burden Low-Income Communities (Wall Street Journal, Apr 13, 2011)
Judge Blocks City's Proposals For Two Buildings in Brooklyn (NY Times, Apr 11, 2011)
St. Vincent's Sale Approved by Judge (WNYC, Apr 8, 2011)
Ratner Faces New Challenges (Wall Street Journal, Apr 4, 2011)
Public Advocate Goes After Worst Landlords (NY Times, Apr 4, 2011)
Family Members Protest Plan for Remains (NY Times, Apr 4, 2011)
Families Protest Museum Plan for 9/11 Remains (Daily News, Apr 4, 2011)
Victim Remains Will be Below Ground (WNYC, Apr 4, 2011)
Dispute Continues Over 9/11 Victims' Remains (NY Times, Apr 3, 2011)
Construction Giant to Pay $20 Million in Minority-Hiring Scam (NY Post, Apr 1, 2011)
In Yankee Stadium Shadow, Three Unfinished Public Ball Fields (NY Times, Apr 1, 2011)
City's Willets Point Plans Hit Legal Snag (Crain's, Mar 30, 2011)
Times Square Pedestrian Plazas to Become Cafes (NY Post, Mar 30, 2011)
Mosque Planners Considering New Project (NY Times, Mar 30, 2011)
Fresh Kills 10 Years Later (WNYC, Mar 22, 2011)
Developer Cut Out of Brooklyn Project (NY Post, Mar 22, 2011)
Federal Case and Modular Building Plan Renew Atlantic Yards Attention (NY Times, Mar 18, 2011)
NYU Looks to Push Reset Button on Growth Plan (WNYC, Mar 17, 2011)
Judge Hears Arguments in Suit to Block Lower Manhattan Islamic Center (WNYC, Mar 16, 2011)
Lawyers Urge Court to Overturn Landmark Ruling that Would Allow Construction of Islamic Center (NY Post, Mar 16, 2011)
Dispute Over Islamic Center Flares Again (NY Times, Mar 16, 2011)
Bloomberg's Waterfront Plan (NY Times, Mar 14, 2011)
St. Vincent's Hospital to Become Emergency Clinic, Condos (Associated Press, Mar 11, 2011)
Development Plans May Doom 5Pointz, a Street Art Icon (Daily News, Mar 7, 2011)
Downtown Brooklyn's Population Increases 50 Percent in One Year (NY Post, Mar 4, 2011)
In Willets Point, Workers and a Resident Fight On (NY Times, Mar 3, 2011)
Downtown Brooklyn Sees Boom in New Homes Not New Businesses (Crain's, Mar 2, 2011)
Willets Point Plan Moves Farther Than Before (NY Times, Feb 28, 2011)
Bar Codes Will Let New Yorkers Check on Construction Projects (WNYC, Feb 23, 2011)
First Look at Names on World Trade Center (Daily News, Feb 13, 2011)
Second Ave. Merchants 'Dig' Subway Spruce-Up (NY Post, Feb 11, 2011)
Major Affordable Housing Project Planned for Queens Waterfront (WNYC, Feb 10, 2011)
Administration Weighs Extending Tax Break Deadline for Developers (NY Times, Feb 9, 2011)
After Almost 10 Years, Deutsche Bank Building Finally Demolished (NY Post, Feb 9, 2011)
Cost to Rebuild Hoboken's Riverfront Soars (NY Times, Feb 8, 2011)
Engineers Recommend Admiral's Row be Demolished (WNYC, Feb 4, 2011)
Number of Stalled Construction Sites Spike in City (WNYC, Feb 3, 2011)
Now That It's Almost Gone, What Will Replace the Deutsche Bank Building? (Tribeca Trib, Jan 31, 2011)
Bloomberg Admits More Outreach Needed on Bike Lanes (Daily News, Jan 27, 2011)
Councilmember Reyna Seeks BQE Cover-Up for South Williamsburg (NY Post, Jan 26, 2011)
Real Estate Developers Prosper Despite Defaults (NY Times, Jan 2, 2011)
Shoot the Freak is Bulldozed Without Consent (NY Post, Dec 23, 2010)
Mosque Backers Say Mosque Isn't Moving (Daily News, Dec 20, 2010)
Manhattan Borough President Lives with Second Ave. Construction (NY Times, Dec 17, 2010)
Markowitz Backing Skyscraper Historic District with Modifications (NY Post, Dec 16, 2010)
Agreement Seems Near on Long-Stalled Lower East Side Project (NY Times, Dec 16, 2010)
Walmart Opponents Take Fight to Albany (Daily News, Dec 15, 2010)
Development Stirs Concern About Bronx Pond (City Room, Dec 14, 2010)
New Yorkers Set to Fight Wal-Mart (Daily News, Dec 13, 2010)
New Yorkers Want a Wal-Mart: Poll (NY Post, Dec 13, 2010)
Wal-Mart to Try Again for NYC Store (NY Times, Dec 13, 2010)
Wal-Mart Courts City Unions (Wall Street Journal, Dec 12, 2010)
More Than One Address (NY Times, Dec 12, 2010)
Community Board Backs Skyscraper Historic District Plan for Downtown (NY Post, Dec 9, 2010)
Changes Coming to Manhattan Tech Corridor (Wall Street Journal, Dec 6, 2010)
Village Residents Protest NYU Expansion Plans (Daily News, Dec 6, 2010)
Lower Manhattan Chief Quits Abruptly -- and Profitably (NY Post, Dec 5, 2010)
Whole Foods Plans Store Near Gowanus Canal -- Again (Daily News, Nov 30, 2010)
Ground Zero Mosque Seeks $5 Million in 9/11 Rebuilding Funds (NY Post, Nov 24, 2010)
Townhouse Deemed Too Bold by Landmarks Committee (Wall Street Journal, Nov 24, 2010)
Park51 Mosque Developers Apply For Federal Grant (Daily News, Nov 23, 2010)
New York University Scraps Plan for Tower (NY Times, Nov 18, 2010)
City Looks to Fix Brooklyn-Queens Expressway 'Ditch' (NY Post, Nov 17, 2010)
Despite Progress, Deutsche Bank Demolition Still Not Finished (WNYC, Nov 15, 2010)
With Massive Expansion Planned, Will NYU Eat NYC? (New York Magazine, Nov 15, 2010)
Exhibit Looks at an Architect's Vision of a Never-Built Manhattan Expressway (The New Yorker, Nov 10, 2010)
The Future of New York's Waterfront (NY Times, Nov 7, 2010)
Report Finds Excessive Spending at Battery Park Agency (Crain's, Nov 7, 2010)
Deadline Nears for Cable Connection (NY Times, Nov 7, 2010)
Nine Coney Island Fixtures Told to Leave (NY Times, Nov 2, 2010)
Queens, West Village Rezonings Will Preserve Neighborhoods' Character (WNYC, Oct 28, 2010)
City Gets Money to Look at Possible Post-Sheridan Future (WNYC, Oct 21, 2010)
Hotel Chelsea Up for Sale (Associated Press, Oct 20, 2010)
With Groundbreaking, Moynihan Station Gets on Track (WNYC, Oct 19, 2010)
Broadway Triangle Suit Halted Over Lopez's Involvement (NY Times, Oct 14, 2010)
Moynihan Station Could House Hotel, Shops (Crain's, Oct 11, 2010)
First Look at Islamic Center (NY Times, Oct 4, 2010)
Muslim Center's Developer to Use Islamic Loan Plan (NY Times, Sep 30, 2010)
New Plans for Atlantic Yards Released (NY Post, Sep 29, 2010)
Final Days for Staten Island Beach Bungalow Colony (Staten Island Advance, Sep 26, 2010)
City Comptroller to Call for Major Zoning Changes (Wall Street Journal, Sep 17, 2010)
Imam Denies he Made Deal to Move Mosque (Daily News, Sep 10, 2010)
After Years of Delays, Work on Trade Center Site Progresses Rapidly (NY Times, Sep 5, 2010)
A Hurricane Could Devastate the Subways (Wall Street Journal, Sep 2, 2010)
Doctoroff's Legacy (City Limits, Sep 1, 2010)
Will 'Ungainly Monoliths' Soon Dominate the Skyline? (New York Magazine, Aug 31, 2010)
New Skyscraper Could Affect Downtown Development (WNYC, Aug 27, 2010)
Port Authority, Silverstein Reach Deal on Financing for Trade Center Site (Daily News, Aug 27, 2010)
Final Vote Set for Silverstein's Ground Zero Towers (NY Times, Aug 26, 2010)
Council Approves Neighbor for Empire State Building (Associated Press, Aug 26, 2010)
Council Approves Neighbor for Empire State Building (Gotham Gazette, Aug 26, 2010)
With Council Set to Vote, Bloomberg Backs New Skyscraper (Daily News, Aug 25, 2010)
Battle Continues Over Proposed Skyscraper (Daily News, Aug 24, 2010)
Paterson, Dolan to Discuss Mosque Near Ground Zero (NY Post, Aug 24, 2010)
Council Mulls Tower by Empire State Building (CBS News, Aug 23, 2010)
Coney Island Businesses Get Help Fighting for Leases (NY Post, Aug 13, 2010)
Aqueduct Clears Final Hurdle (NY Times, Aug 13, 2010)
State Emails Skeptical of Willets Point (NY Times, Aug 13, 2010)
Controversy Over Ad Opposing Mosque (NY Times, Aug 12, 2010)
Senate Approves Genting for Aqueduct Slots (Associated Press, Aug 11, 2010)
City to Aid Cleanup of Contaminated Properties (Associated Press, Aug 6, 2010)
City in Pact to Expedite Cleanup of Brownfield Sites (Wall Street Journal, Aug 6, 2010)
City Tackles Brownfields Cleanup (NY Times, Aug 6, 2010)
Fear of New Community Garden Rules (am New York, Aug 5, 2010)
Mosque Fight Goes to Court (Wall Street Journal, Aug 5, 2010)
Malaysian Firm Recommended for Aqueduct (City Room, Aug 4, 2010)
Conde Nast to move to Freedom Tower (WNYC, Aug 4, 2010)
Grocery Stores in Poor Neighborhood Can be Viable, Study Finds (Crain's, Aug 1, 2010)
Council Approves Environmental Bills, Two Major Projects (Gotham Gazette, Jul 30, 2010)
Flushing Commons Project Wins Key Nods (Crain's, Jul 29, 2010)
City to Approve Domino with No Guarantees (NY Post, Jul 27, 2010)
Queens Merchants Blast Plan to Sell Lot (NY 1, Jul 26, 2010)
Mosque Developer Blames Media for Misperceptions (NY 1, Jul 21, 2010)
Hundreds of Buildings Fall Behind in Taxes, Repairs (NY Times, Jul 19, 2010)
Old Ship Found At World Trade Center Site (City Room, Jul 15, 2010)
Flushing Development Raises Ethnic Tension (NY Times, Jul 15, 2010)
Ground Zero Mosque Hearing Today (am New York, Jul 13, 2010)
City Bringing Two Piers to Greenpoint (NY Post, Jul 13, 2010)
Sheridan Expressway Removal Gains Momentum (NY Times, Jul 13, 2010)
Ground Zero Mosque Faces Only City Hurdle Today (NY Post, Jul 12, 2010)
Durst Gets Nod for One World Trade Center Stake (Crain's, Jul 8, 2010)
With Partner Selected, Trade Center Project Discredits Some Naysayers (NY Times, Jul 8, 2010)
Durst Wins Battle for One World Trade Center (Wall Street Journal, Jul 8, 2010)
Durst - Once a Foe of Freedom Tower - Wins Right to Buy Stake (Daily News, Jul 8, 2010)
City may Revive Second Station on 7 Train Extension (NY Post, Jul 1, 2010)
Target to Open in East Harlem (Wall Street Journal, Jun 30, 2010)
Court Upholds Columbia Expansion Plans (Crain's, Jun 25, 2010)
Council Split Over Plan for Housing at Former Domino Refinery (NY Times, Jun 23, 2010)
Staten Island Center Seems Doomed (Staten Island Advance, Jun 22, 2010)
Port Authority Set to Vote on Culture Contracts for Ground Zero (Wall Street Journal, Jun 22, 2010)
Redesigning Water Street (NY Times, Jun 20, 2010)
Empire Zone Program to be Scrapped (Associated Press, Jun 18, 2010)
The New NYU Tower Plan (Wall Street Journal, Jun 17, 2010)
Developers, Residents Offer Competing Visions of Chinatown (Wall Street Journal, Jun 14, 2010)
Seeking Permanence for Gardens on City Property (Wall Street Journal, Jun 10, 2010)
Residents: Atlantic Yards Traffic is Nightmare (Daily News, Jun 9, 2010)
City Planning Commission Approves Domino Project (Crain's, Jun 8, 2010)
The Building of One World Trade Center (The New Yorker, Jun 8, 2010)
Top Court Considers Columbia University Expansion (NY Post, Jun 2, 2010)
Luna Park Opens at Coney Island (Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2010)
Stalled Construction Projects Get New Life (Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2010)
Whitney to Move Downtown (Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2010)
Mixed Feelings on Lower Manhattan Mosque (Daily News, May 24, 2010)
Court to Consider Bias Claim for Broadway Triangle (NY Times, May 23, 2010)
Bloomberg's Development Chief to Resign (Crain's, May 20, 2010)
Ground Zero Construction Poses Daunting Technical Challenges (New York Magazine, May 19, 2010)
City Halts Rooftop Farm in Queens (NY Times, May 17, 2010)
The Mayor's Pet Projects (NY Observer, May 13, 2010)
How Little New York Has Changed (New York Magazine, May 10, 2010)
Community Board OK's Mosque Near Ground Zero (Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2010)
The Fate of Land Use (Architect's Newspaper, May 1, 2010)
Bar Association Opposes Benefits Agreements (NY Times, Apr 28, 2010)
Legal Fight Against Willets Point Emerges (NY Times, Apr 27, 2010)
Tenants Look to Buy Stuy Town (WNYC, Apr 27, 2010)
Plan to Make 34th Street More Pedestrian Friendly (NY Times, Apr 23, 2010)
Final Atlantic Yards Holdouts Get Millions (NY 1, Apr 22, 2010)
Court Order Will Seal Fate of Atlantic Yards Holdouts (Crain's, Apr 21, 2010)
Markowitz Wants Tweaks in Developer's Plan (Crain's, Apr 13, 2010)
The Best Neighborhoods (New York Magazine, Apr 12, 2010)
Congressman Questions Connections in Deal to Buy Nets (NY Post, Apr 11, 2010)
Nets Sale to Russian Billionaire Held Up (NY Post, Apr 9, 2010)
St. Vincent's Closure Clouds New Tower Plans (Crain's, Apr 8, 2010)
Neglected MTA Property in Brooklyn (am New York, Apr 7, 2010)
Brownfield Tax Credits a Snag in Budget Debate (Associated Press, Apr 7, 2010)
As City Takes Over Projects, Concerns Raised About Privatization of Parks (City Hall, Apr 6, 2010)
Resistance to a New Williamsburg Waterfront Development (NY Observer, Apr 1, 2010)
NYU Plans Massive Expansion (NY Times, Mar 23, 2010)
Local Councilmember Opposes Domino Development (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 18, 2010)
Bar Association Criticizes Community Benefits Agreements (NY Observer, Mar 18, 2010)
Developers Back Away from 125th Street (Wall Street Journal, Mar 18, 2010)
Port Authority, Silverstein Report Progress in Trade Center Site Talks (Crain's, Mar 14, 2010)
Local Councilmembers Sour on Domino (NY Post, Mar 12, 2010)
Atlantic Yards Groundbreaking (NY Times, Mar 12, 2010)
Silverstein May Default on Midtown Tower (Crain's, Mar 11, 2010)
Atlantic Yards Set to Break Ground (Daily News, Mar 11, 2010)
Rangel's Woes Bad for New York (New York Magazine, Mar 9, 2010)
Workers to Rally to Urge Rebuilding at Ground Zero (Crain's, Mar 9, 2010)
Crane Company Owner Indicted for Manslaughter (NY Times, Mar 9, 2010)
Rift on Trade Center Financing (NY Times, Mar 5, 2010)
Controversial Architect Scarano Barred by City (NY Times, Mar 4, 2010)
City Housing Plan for Gowanus to Continue (NY Post, Mar 4, 2010)
Judge Deals Likely Final Blow to Atlantic Yards Foes (Daily News, Mar 2, 2010)
Architects Design for a Warmer, Wetter New York (New York Magazine, Mar 2, 2010)
Willets Point Owners Step Up Fight Against City Development Plan (Crain's, Feb 24, 2010)
Community Board Approves Astoria Rezoning (Daily News, Feb 19, 2010)
Inside the Beefy Heart of the Meatpacking District (am New York, Feb 11, 2010)
Aqueduct Bidders Slam Paterson (Daily News, Feb 5, 2010)
Arbitrators Rule Against Silverstein at Ground Zero (Crain's, Jan 28, 2010)
Nonprofit Will Create Playgrounds for 70 City Schools (Crain's, Jan 13, 2010)
The Firm That Determines Blight (NY Observer, Jan 8, 2010)
Neighborhood Not Sweet on Domino (NY Post, Jan 7, 2010)
City Suing Over Too-Large Verizon Building (Daily News, Jan 7, 2010)
Sugar Factory Readies for Planning Review (NY Times, Jan 5, 2010)
Country Club Could Save Staten Island Scout Camp (Staten Island Advance, Jan 4, 2010)
Port Authority Seeking Private Partner for Freedom Tower (NY Times, Jan 4, 2010)
The City's Crumbling Historic Buildings (am New York, Jan 4, 2010)
New York's Community-Labor Divide (Village Voice, Dec 24, 2009)
Perkins's Statewide Campaign for Eminent Domain Reform (NY Observer, Dec 24, 2009)
Judge Temporarily Halts Broadway Triangle Work (NY Times, Dec 24, 2009)
Randalls Island Deal Rejected (NY Times, Dec 23, 2009)
The Biggest Real Estate Deal About to Become Biggest Blunder (New York Magazine, Dec 21, 2009)
Bronx Council Members Pushed to Stop Kingsbridge Project (NY Post, Dec 20, 2009)
Railyards Developer Promises Affordable Apartments (NY Times, Dec 15, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Foes Hope Columbia Case Matters (NY Post, Dec 11, 2009)
2010 Could be Worst Year Yet for Construction (New York Construction, Dec 11, 2009)
Green Buildings Bill Approved by Council (Gotham Gazette, Dec 10, 2009)
Council Approves Curbs on Greenhouse Gases (NY Times, Dec 10, 2009)
Gowanus Canal: Clean It up, But How? (WNYC, Dec 9, 2009)
Nets Arena Wins Another Court Challenge (NY Times, Dec 2, 2009)
Bloomberg Sues Thompson Over Brooklyn Jail (Crain's, Dec 2, 2009)
Officials Call for More Liberty Bonds (NY Observer, Dec 2, 2009)
Court Rules in Favor of Atlantic Yards (NY Observer, Nov 25, 2009)
Ratner's Atlantic Yards WIll Proceed (Bloomberg, Nov 25, 2009)
Court: State Can Seize Property for Nets Arena (Associated Press, Nov 25, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Developer Gets Courts Permission to Take Land (Crain's, Nov 25, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Project Clears Final Major Hurdle (NY Times, Nov 25, 2009)
Signs of Life Emerge in Construction Business (Crain's, Nov 25, 2009)
Three Williamsburg Parks and David Yassky (NY Observer, Nov 25, 2009)
Thompson, Bloomberg Clash Over Brooklyn Jail (Daily News, Nov 19, 2009)
Council Influences Landmarks Decision (NY Times, Nov 19, 2009)
Paterson Prepares Construction Wage Bill (NY Times, Nov 18, 2009)
Bronx Coaltion Vows Wage Battle Over Armory Proposal (NY Times, Nov 17, 2009)
Celebrity Residents Fight Planned Garbage Garage (NY Times, Nov 16, 2009)
CUNY Building Damaged on 9/11 to Be Razed by Month's End (WNYC, Nov 14, 2009)
City Reaches Agreement to Buy Land in Coney Island (NY Times, Nov 12, 2009)
City Inks $95.6 Million Deal on Coney Island Land (Daily News, Nov 12, 2009)
Developer Sells Seven Acres on Coney Island to City (Associated Press, Nov 12, 2009)
City Buys Seven Acres in Coney Island (NY Post, Nov 12, 2009)
Jersey City Likely to Lure More Commercial Tenants (NY Observer, Nov 11, 2009)
Fatal Fire Renews Concern About Illegal Apartment Conversions (NY Times, Nov 10, 2009)
Sustainable Design Continues Growing Despite Economy (New York Construction, Nov 6, 2009)
Buildings Department Woes Persist (NY Times, Oct 31, 2009)
Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts and alleged management expertise, the Buildings Department has largely been a blemish on his record, a bureaucracy that found it difficult to effectively oversee a construction industry that operated at full throttle during the building boom while construction spending doubled.
Council Approves MoMA Tower (am New York, Oct 29, 2009)
Industrial Zones Undermined (Crain's, Oct 29, 2009)
Bloomberg's Vision of Development as Future Stalled (NY Times, Oct 29, 2009)
Artists Battle Billboards in Lower Manhattan (NY Times, Oct 26, 2009)
Sharp Drop in Residential Construction (NY Times, Oct 22, 2009)
Construction Spending to Drop 20 Percent this Year (Crain's, Oct 22, 2009)
Stuy Town Deregulation Efforts a Mess (NY Observer, Oct 22, 2009)
Planning Commission Oks Bronx Armory Mall (NY Times, Oct 20, 2009)
Farm Trips to Improve Test Scores (NY Times, Oct 20, 2009)
City Contemplates High Line Ownership (NY 1, Oct 20, 2009)
Top Court Hears Arguments on Atlantic Yards (Reuters, Oct 15, 2009)
High Court Hears Arguments Against Atlantic Yards (City Room, Oct 15, 2009)
Court Battle Could Determine Fate of Atlantic Yards (Daily News, Oct 15, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Case Hits Top Court (Associated Press, Oct 15, 2009)
Light Rail Proposal for 42nd Street (NY Times, Oct 14, 2009)
Lawsuit Alleges MTA Gave Ratner 'Sweetheart Deal' (NY Post, Oct 14, 2009)
Council to Vote on Plan to Help Restart Stalled Projects (Crain's, Oct 12, 2009)
Judge Rules Silverstein Can't Sue Airlines for $2.8 Billion (Crain's, Oct 8, 2009)
Mob Infiltration in Buildings Department (NY Times, Oct 2, 2009)
Nearly 30 Indicted in Buildings Corruption (Daily News, Oct 2, 2009)
Mob Sweep Nets City Inspectors (NY Post, Oct 2, 2009)
Small Business Fair Rent Bill Could Pass Without Quinn's Support (The Korea Times, Oct 1, 2009)
Cost of Skyscrapers Slashed (New York Magazine, Sep 29, 2009)
Election Year Does Wonders For Stalled Staten Island Projects (Staten Island Advance, Sep 28, 2009)
Paterson Endorses Shinnecock Tribe's Bid for Recognition (NY Times, Sep 25, 2009)
City Wants to Better Secure Stalled Developments (NY Post, Sep 25, 2009)
Russia's Richest Man Agrees to Deal with Nets (Crain's, Sep 24, 2009)
Despite Dip, Fifth Avenue Rents Remain World's Highest (Crain's, Sep 23, 2009)
City Wants Input on Upstate Drill Plan (City Limits, Sep 22, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Project Wins Crucial Approval (Crain's, Sep 18, 2009)
New York Aquarium Plans Big Expansion (NY Times, Sep 17, 2009)
Downtown Brooklyn Project Gets Federal Money (Crain's, Sep 16, 2009)
New York World's Fair Pavilion Becomes a Landmark (Daily News, Sep 16, 2009)
Moynihan Station Back? (NY Times, Sep 14, 2009)
Amtrak reached a preliminary agreement to move to an annex of Pennsylvania Station planned for the James A. Farley Post Office Building, state, federal and railroad officials announced on Sunday.
Atlantic Yards Could Cost City Millions, Report Finds (Daily News, Sep 11, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Developer Releases New Arena Plan (NY Post, Sep 10, 2009)
Retail Vacancies in Brooklyn and Queens (Real Deal, Sep 9, 2009)
On Eighth Anniversary, Ground Zero Still Stalling (NY Observer, Sep 9, 2009)
Borough President Rejects Plan for Kingsbridge Armory (Crain's, Sep 7, 2009)
Power Plays by Party Boss Vito Lopez (Village Voice, Sep 4, 2009)
Soho Grand and Five Other Hotels Possible Credit Risks (Real Deal, Sep 3, 2009)
Growth in Construction Costs Slows Markedly (New York Construction, Sep 3, 2009)
Tavern on the Green Gets New Operator (Crain's, Aug 31, 2009)
Bronx Leaders Demand Living Wage at Kingsbridge Armory (Daily News, Aug 27, 2009)
Aqueduct Racetrack and Casino Bids to Stay Mum (Albany Times Union, Aug 24, 2009)
No Fees for Highline Neighbors (NY 1, Aug 22, 2009)
Coney's Dreamland Way Behind on the Rent (, Aug 22, 2009)
City Seeks to Consolidate Garment District (NY Times, Aug 20, 2009)
Port Authority Says Waterfalls WIll Be Ready by 10th Anniversary (Daily News, Aug 20, 2009)
Defying Downturn, Charter School Construction Grows (NY Times, Aug 19, 2009)
Study: Second Avenue Subway Work Causes Shops to Fold (AM New York, Aug 19, 2009)
Second Avenue Subway Threatens Local Businesses (NY Post, Aug 19, 2009)
Chain Stores Boom Despite Economy (Crain's, Aug 19, 2009)
Ratner Races to Atlantic Yards' Finish Line (NY Times, Aug 10, 2009)
The Historical Value of the Old Yankee Stadium (New Yorker, Aug 6, 2009)
Developer at Ground Zero Seeks Arbitration (NY Times, Aug 5, 2009)
Why is Ground Zero Rebuilding Taking So Long? (Daily News, Aug 5, 2009)
Bloomberg Blasts Port Authority for Ground Zero Delays (NY Post, Aug 5, 2009)
USPS Consisders Closing Post Offices (NY 1, Aug 4, 2009)
Concrete Retests Delayed (NY Times, Aug 4, 2009)
Concrete Lab Indicted on Fraud Charges (Crain's, Jul 30, 2009)
Council Approves Proposal to Redevelop Coney Island (NY Times, Jul 30, 2009)
Bloomberg's Coney Island Plan Passes Council Easily (Daily News, Jul 30, 2009)
Council Approves Coney Island Plan (NY Observer, Jul 30, 2009)
Port Authority Gives Ground Zero Developer Five Years -- or Else (Daily News, Jul 24, 2009)
East River Science Complex Gains Anchor Tenant (NY 1, Jul 23, 2009)
Developer Threatens Coney Island Plan (Associated Press, Jul 22, 2009)
Paterson Seeks to End Deadlock over Trade Center Site (Crain's, Jul 21, 2009)
Vote on Coney Island Development Now Set for Today (, Jul 21, 2009)
Silverstein Rejects $1.2 Billion for 2nd Tower at WTC Site (Crain's, Jul 20, 2009)
Silverstein Properties formally rejected the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s offer to help finance the second of three towers the development firm plans to build at the World Trade Center site, saying the conditions laid out in the deal would be impossible to meet.
Whole Foods Still Planning on Building Brooklyn Store (Brooklyn Papers, Jul 16, 2009)
Impasse in World Trade Center Dispute (NY Post, Jul 16, 2009)
Williamsburg's Upzoning (WNYC, Jul 16, 2009)
More Concrete Testers Said to Be Under Investigation (NY Times, Jul 14, 2009)
The Williamsburg Condo Bust (New York Magazine, Jul 14, 2009)
Opinion: A Plan for Coney (NY Times, Jul 13, 2009)
An Alternative Plan for a New Coney Island (NY Observer, Jul 10, 2009)
More People, Not Many More Parks (WNYC, Jul 10, 2009)
Profile of Coney Island Landlord Joe Sitt (NY Observer, Jul 9, 2009)
Broadway’s Car-Free Zones: This Space for Rent (NY Times, Jul 9, 2009)
Landmarks Commission Approves St. Vincent's Condo Plan (NY Post, Jul 8, 2009)
Silverstein Threatens Arbitration on WTC (Crain's, Jul 7, 2009)
Some Politicians Disillusioned with Atlantic Yards (Daily News, Jul 7, 2009)
Williamsburg Littered With Stalled Construction (NY Post, Jul 6, 2009)
Javits Finally Moves Forward (NY Post, Jul 3, 2009)
City Proposes New Plan for Gowanus Canal Cleanup (NY Times, Jul 2, 2009)
City’s Coney Island Plan Meets With Council Opposition (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 2, 2009)
State Top Court to Hear Atlantic Yards Appeal (NY Times, Jul 1, 2009)
NYU Expansion Plans Irk Residents (NY Post, Jun 29, 2009)
Buildings Department a Disaster, $4 Million Study Reveals (Daily News, Jun 26, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Developer Can Delay Payments to MTA (Crain's, Jun 24, 2009)
Cost of 'Stripped Down' Atlantic Yards Increases Sharply (NY Post, Jun 24, 2009)
Brooklyn Building Under Repair Collapses (NY Times, Jun 22, 2009)
A four-story residential and commercial building collapsed in on Sunday in Brooklyn, temporarily trapping a young girl in an adjacent structure but causing no serious injuries, city officials said.
Before Tuesday's Key Vote, Critics Question New Plan for Atlantic Yards (NY Post, Jun 21, 2009)
One angry source called it a "bait and switch," and another said, "I think there needs to be an investigation into why this is being rubber-stamped."
Regulating Stalled Construction (Architect's Newspaper, Jun 19, 2009)
Subpoenas Issued to Landlords Who Rented to Seabrook (NY Times, Jun 18, 2009)
City’s Coney Island Plan Gets Important Nod (Crain's, Jun 18, 2009)
Bloomberg Blames Port Authority on Ground Zero Stall (Metro, Jun 18, 2009)
Bloomberg and Silver Pressure Port Authority on WTC (NY Post, Jun 17, 2009)
No Agreement on Ground Zero Rebuilding (NY Times, Jun 16, 2009)
World Trade Center Site Negotiations Continue (Crain's, Jun 15, 2009)
Dock Street Approved (Gotham Gazette, Jun 11, 2009)
Sitt Refuses to Give Up Coney Island Property (NY Post, Jun 11, 2009)
Coney Island and Willets Point Projects Escape Budget Axe (NY Observer, Jun 11, 2009)
More Deutsche Bank Delays (NY Post, Jun 10, 2009)
Brooklyn Cries Foul Over Atlantic Yards Architect Switch (Daily News, Jun 10, 2009)
Talks On Ground Zero Remain Deadlocked (NY Times, Jun 9, 2009)
Former West Side Railway Opens as High-Rise Park (Newsday, Jun 9, 2009)
Looking at Potential Landmarks Across the City (NY Post, Jun 7, 2009)
Ratner Drops Gehry's Design for Arena (NY Times, Jun 5, 2009)
Citing financial concerns, the developer of the long-delayed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn has scrapped plans for a Frank Gehry-designed $1 billion glass-walled basketball arena for the Nets in favor of a less expensive arena.
Loss of Gehry Seen as Blow to Atlantic Yards (Brooklyn Papers, Jun 5, 2009)
The departure of Gehry, an internationally renowned architect behind such iconic buildings as the Disney concert hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, was a huge blow to project supporters — such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Marty Markowitz and project developer Bruce Ratner himself, who have always mentioned Gehry’s involvement with the project as crucial to its success.
Atlantic Yards Still Faces Obstacles (Crain's, Jun 5, 2009)
The project still faces legal challenges, and financing may be hard to obtain in the current economy.
The City's Future Ghost Towers (Real Deal, Jun 3, 2009)
State Will Get Private Firms to Repair City Bridges (AM New York, Jun 2, 2009)
Partners Sue MTA Chairman Over Building Deal (Crain's, Jun 2, 2009)
Ratner May Receive Generous New Terms from MTA (Brooklyn Papers, Jun 2, 2009)
Yankees: Subpoena Will Cost More than $5 Million (Associated Press, Jun 2, 2009)
Transit Officials Scale Back Plans for Atlantic Yards (NY Post, May 30, 2009)
Three Cheers for Economic Pessimism! (NY Observer, May 29, 2009)
Molinaro's City Planning Commission Pick is Sister of Daughter-in-Law (Staten Island Advance, May 29, 2009)
Preparing Willets Point Workers for Jobs After the Junkyards Go (NY Times, May 28, 2009)
Brooklyn Co-housing May Have Greenest Building in City (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 28, 2009)
Cemeteries Dying from Neglect (AM New York, May 28, 2009)
Broadway Closing Gets Mixed Reviews (AM New York, May 27, 2009)
Bloomberg Swears Off Additional Public Funds for Atlantic Yards (Brooklyn Papers, May 22, 2009)
Construction Employment Drops (, May 21, 2009)
Nearly 20,000 construction jobs were lost in the city between August 2008 and March 2009, according to this report by the New York Building Congress. First quarter '09 construction employment was down nearly 10 percent compared to the first quarter of '08.
Delivery Date for Transit Hub Is Set for 2014 (AM New York, May 21, 2009)
World Trade Center may go $1.1 Billion Over Budget (Daily News, May 21, 2009)
Atlantic Yards, Finance Footrace (NY Observer, May 21, 2009)
Janette Sadik-Khan Takes on Cars in the City (New York Magazine, May 20, 2009)
Civic Groups Call for Limits on Public Funding of Construction at Trade Center Site (Crain's, May 20, 2009)
City Issues Street Design Manual (NY Times, May 20, 2009)
The Bloomberg administration has issued the city’s first street design manual in an effort to make over the utilitarian 1970s-style streetscape that dominates the city.
Theme Park Experts Urge City to 'Disney-fy' Coney (Brooklyn Papers, May 17, 2009)
Cycling on the Upswing in New York City (NY Post, May 15, 2009)
City's First Charter School to Open in Public Housing (Daily News, May 14, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Project Faces Fresh Hurdle (Crain's, May 14, 2009)
After Two Years, a Meeting on Village Landmarks (NY Times, May 12, 2009)
Trade Center Plan Could Shrink to Two Towers (Daily News, May 11, 2009)
Silver and Mayor Call For End to Ground Zero Impasse (Associated Press, May 10, 2009)
Recession Slows or Halts Projects Throughout Region (New York Construction, May 8, 2009)
Community Board Pushes for More Lower Manhattan Small Business Grants (Tribeca Trib, May 8, 2009)
Trade Center Derailing Moynihan? (NY Observer, May 7, 2009)
Brodsky, Yankees Headed for Extra Innings (Albany Times Union, May 7, 2009)
Developers Say Labor Pact Saves Less Than Claimed (NY Times, Apr 30, 2009)
Markowitz Comes Out in Favor of Bloomberg’s Coney Island Plan (Brooklyn Papers, Apr 30, 2009)
Astoria Residents Temporarily Lose Power (AM New York, Apr 28, 2009)
City Raids Office of Prominent Developer (Crain's, Apr 24, 2009)
City Raids Developer (NY Post, Apr 24, 2009)
City Raids Office of Carrión Donor (Daily News, Apr 24, 2009)
Investigators Raid Top City Developer (Village Voice, Apr 24, 2009)
On the Gowanus Canal, Fear of Superfund Stigma (NY Times, Apr 24, 2009)
Port Authority Backtracks on World Trade Center Transit Hub Again (Daily News, Apr 24, 2009)
First South Bronx Hotel in 40 Years Opens (Bronx Times, Apr 24, 2009)
Construction Leaders Balk at Bloomberg Cuts (New York Construction, Apr 23, 2009)
Manhattan Sees Spike in Suits by Commercial Landlords Against Tenants (Real Deal, Apr 23, 2009)
Grand Concourse Celebrates Centennial (Associated Press, Apr 19, 2009)
Ground Zero Work Could Take 20 Years or More (Newsday, Apr 17, 2009)
Port Authority Draws the Line at Ground Zero (Crain's, Apr 17, 2009)
Study Finds World Trade Center Buildings Won't Be Ready Until 2037 (NY 1, Apr 17, 2009)
Stimulus Money Could Help Retrofit City Office Buildings (Real Deal, Apr 17, 2009)
Big-Box Retailers Invading New York (Real Deal, Apr 16, 2009)
Developers: Gowanus to Build or Not? (NY Observer, Apr 16, 2009)
Silverstein Seeking Financing Support (Crain's, Apr 15, 2009)
Teams, Not City Will Staff Stadiums (Daily News, Apr 15, 2009)
Parks Department workers were charged with maintaining Shea Stadium and the old Yankee Stadium. But Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium, both built on city land, will be maintained by workers hired directly by the teams.
Thanksgiving Parade to be Moved (Crain's, Apr 10, 2009)
Projects Delayed in Harlem (NY Post, Apr 5, 2009)
Council Approves West Side Yards Development (NY Post, Apr 3, 2009)
City Makes New Offer for Coney Island (Metro, Apr 2, 2009)
Lawyer Sues Yankees' Community Benefits Fund (Newsday, Apr 2, 2009)
Yassky Says the Fix Was In (NY Post, Apr 1, 2009)
Councilman David Yassky charges that the School Construction Authority agreed to spend $43 million funding a new middle school in DUMBO without reviewing alternate sites for new classroom space.
Court Upholds Billboard Restrictions (City Room, Apr 1, 2009)
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld New York City’s authority to ban the placement of large commercial billboards near major highways and parkways.
A Pitching Machine, Useless Without a Ball Field (Daily News, Apr 1, 2009)
The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund donated a pitching machine to a Catholic school whose ball field was among the 22 acres of parkland swallowed by the new stadium's construction. Unfortunately, without a bus (which the school requested) the players can barely get to practice fields. Taking the 600lb machine with them wouldn't be an option even with the bus.
Post Office Closures Planned (NY Post, Apr 1, 2009)
Three Manhattan post offices could be shuttered this year.
Gehry: Atlantic Yards May Be Dead (WNYC, Mar 26, 2009)
Trade Center Development Gets First Commercial Tenant (NY Times, Mar 26, 2009)
Party Wants to OK Land-Use Deals (NY Post, Mar 23, 2009)
The labor-based Working Families Party asked public-advocate hopefuls vying for its endorsement to agree to consult with the party before deals are cut on land use.
Port Authority May Help Ground Zero Developer (NY Times, Mar 22, 2009)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering giving the developer Larry A. Silverstein financial backing to help pay for one of three office towers that he is required to build at the World Trade Center site.
Silverstein Seeks Bailout (Daily News, Mar 21, 2009)
Larry Silverstein, the embattled developer of three towers at Ground Zero wants a bailout to complete the long-stalled towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Silverstein is requesting the Port Authority give him money so he can complete cash for at least two of the three planned office towers
World Trade Center Plan Faces Further Woes (Wall Street Journal, Mar 21, 2009)
The rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, already hobbled by years of delays and infighting, is facing fresh problems as private developer Larry Silverstein asks the government for crucial financial assistance, according to people familiar with the matter.
$1 Billion Cut from Javits Expansion Plan (NY Post, Mar 20, 2009)
421-a Certificates Add to Developers' Woes (Real Deal, Mar 19, 2009)
Judge Reopens Brooklyn Jail's Doors (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 19, 2009)
Plan for Red Hook Waterfront Takes Shape (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 18, 2009)
Coney Island Under the Influence? (NY Post, Mar 15, 2009)
Councilman Dominic Recchia and Community Board 13 back Coney Island Developper's plan to quadruple retail space in the planned amusement park district.
Quinn's Condo Buyout Plan Building Up Support with Developers (The Villager, Mar 13, 2009)
Companies Sue to Stop City’s Willets Point Remake (Crain's, Mar 13, 2009)
Willets Point Workers Ask for Relocation, Not Training (Queens Ledger, Mar 13, 2009)
Bloomberg Seeks Full Control of Governors Island (Daily News, Mar 13, 2009)
Midtown Crane Collapse Exposes Gap in City Rules (Crain's, Mar 12, 2009)
Kingsbridge Armory Tax Breaks Could Lead To Community Benefits (Norwood News, Mar 12, 2009)
Toll Brothers’ Gowanus Project Sails Through Council (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 12, 2009)
Community Board Backs Coney Island Plan -- with Changes (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 11, 2009)
St. Vincent's Hospital Plan Clears Major Hurdle (Crain's, Mar 11, 2009)
Eminent Domain Possible in Coney Island (NY Post, Mar 9, 2009)
After a year of insisting that the city won't condemn land to facilitate the Coney Island revitalization plans, the Post reports that the Bloomberg administration is considering asserting eminent domain after all.
Columbia Street Rezoning Proceeds Quietly (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 8, 2009)
The Brooklyn Paper reports that residents of the Columbia Street Waterfront District successfully lobbied the city to include their neighborhood in a broader zoning initiative in Carroll Gardens.
Silverstein Expects 26,000 New Jobs at Ground Zero (Associated Press, Mar 6, 2009)
State to Developers: Mind Climate Change (NY Observer, Mar 5, 2009)
Coney’s Future Collides With Current Realities at Hearing (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 5, 2009)
Unions, Community Groups Oppose Coney Island Plan (Politicker, Mar 4, 2009)
NYC Property May Be Seized For New Penn Station Tunnel (NY Post, Mar 2, 2009)
Recession Keeps Chokehold On Construction (New York Construction, Feb 27, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Developer Wins Key Legal Victory (Crain's, Feb 27, 2009)
Union Crane-Safety Teacher Admitted to Oversight Lapses (NY Times, Feb 26, 2009)
Lawsuit Asks How Much Ratner Will Profit from Atlantic Yards (Brooklyn Papers, Feb 26, 2009)
Gowanus Businesses, Officials, Activists Discuss Environmental Concerns (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 26, 2009)
Last Wednesday the Gowanus Canal Conservancy brought together more than 40 representatives from community groups, local businesses, elected officials, government agencies and from the different neighborhoods of the “Gowanus Basin,” to discuss their environmental priorities.
Partitioned Apartments Common and Dangerous (NY Times, Feb 23, 2009)
Economy Spurs Unions and Contractors to Cut Labor Costs (NY Observer, Feb 19, 2009)
Ratner Asks State for Stimulus Share (NY Post, Feb 18, 2009)
With the MTA's confirmation that they don't plan to put federal stimulus money towards Atlantic Yards, developer Bruce Ratner is appealing directly to Governor Paterson for assistance with the flagging project.
Starrett City Off the Market (NY Times, Feb 18, 2009)
The owners of Starrett City, the country’s largest federally subsidized housing complex, have abandoned their heady dream of selling the property for more than a billion dollars.
Mets Fans Bid Shea Farewell (Queens Courier, Feb 18, 2009)
City, Developer Fight Over Plans for Coney Island (NY Times, Feb 17, 2009)
Planting a Flag for Clubland in the Garment District? (Chelsea Now, Feb 13, 2009)
Green Roofs Could Get Tax Breaks (Daily News, Feb 11, 2009)
Building owners who put plants, grass or even white paint on their roof to soak up heat and rainwater could get big tax breaks under a City Council proposal unveiled Tuesday. Councilmember David Yassky and James Gennaro want to offer tax abatements of up to 90 percent for the cost of creating "green roofs," which soak up stormwater, absorb carbon dioxide and keep buildings cooler than a typical "tar beach" roof.
Coney Island Hopes Rezoning Will Give Economy a Jolt (AM New York, Feb 6, 2009)
Stimulus Bill Brings Windfall to a Troubled Transit Project (WNYC, Feb 5, 2009)
Brooklyn Leaders Urge MTA to Sell Empty Building (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 2, 2009)
Talks to Continue on Hudson Yards Contract (Associated Press, Feb 2, 2009)
New Brooklyn Condo a Bird Killer (NY Post, Feb 2, 2009)
Pricey Stadium Stations (Metro, Jan 29, 2009)
Engineers Sue to Remove Buildings Commissioner (Crain's, Jan 29, 2009)
IBO Deputy Director Says Atlantic Yards Plan Needs Retooling (Brooklyn Papers, Jan 29, 2009)
Concrete Testers Sue City Over Licenses (Associated Press, Jan 28, 2009)
Reflecting Pool Taking Shape at Ground Zero (Associated Press, Jan 28, 2009)
What Ever Happened to Atlantic Yards? (WNYC, Jan 22, 2009)
Deal or No Deal Time on West Side Yards (NY Observer, Jan 22, 2009)
Staten Island Community Board Approves City Waterfront Plans (Staten Island Advance, Jan 22, 2009)
City Begins Review for Protection of 257 Blocks In Flushing (Queens Gazette, Jan 22, 2009)
Atlantic Yards Looks to Slash Transit Upgrade (NY Post, Jan 22, 2009)
Fordham University Expansion Plan Hits a Bump (Crain's, Jan 22, 2009)
The local community board is expected Wednesday to vote against endorsing Fordham University’s plan to add about 2.35 million square feet to its Lincoln Center campus.
Wondering if a New School in Brooklyn Is Worth Blocking the View (NY Times, Jan 21, 2009)
Building a Better Model for Construction Wages (City Limits, Jan 21, 2009)
Temporary Walls Turn Apartments Into Firetraps (Associated Press, Jan 21, 2009)
City Unveils Coney Island Plan (Daily News, Jan 20, 2009)
Virtual reality rides and IMAX theaters would join the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone under the city's latest plan to revitalize Coney Island announced yesterday. The plan, which must go through a length approval process, includes a 27-acre amusement district, 4,500 new apartments -- 900 of them "affordable" -- 800 hotel rooms, a 12-acre park and posher stores for now somewhat seedy Surf Avenue.
Coney Island Plan Could Threaten Nathan's (NY Post, Jan 20, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg's plan to revitalize Coney Island could mean the end of the original Nathan's Famous hot-dog stand.
Recession Could Change World Trade Center Timeline (Downtown Express, Jan 16, 2009)
Aqueduct Plans Revealed (Queens Courier, Jan 16, 2009)
Controversial Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park Canceled (Brooklyn Papers, Jan 15, 2009)
A ballyhooed hotel that would have funded a large part of the maintenance budget for the controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park has been quietly abandoned by the condo-and-greenspace development’s planners.
Bloomberg Playing Politics on Yankee Stadium (NY Times, Jan 14, 2009)
If the city term limit extension is overturned, Mayor Bloomberg will certainly need the support of powerful allies like Jerry Speyer and Howard Rubenstein who are, respectively, building Yankee Stadium and representing the Yankees.
Bloomberg Leads Yankees in Steals (, Jan 14, 2009)
In this week's Village Voice Tom Robbins looks back at the 1976 Yankee Stadium project and argues that today's endeavor is just as fraught.
Subpoena for Yankees' Levine (Newsday, Jan 14, 2009)
A state Assembly committee probing the taxpayer-backed financing of a new stadium for the team issued subpoenas for Yankees president Randy Levine and Seth Pinsky, chairman of the city's Industrial Development Authority.
Brooklyn Borough President Wants a Cheaper Arena (NY Post, Jan 14, 2009)
Storage for Bicycles Sought (NY Post, Jan 9, 2009)
Lawmaker Criticizes Yankees Over Stadium Funding (NY 1, Jan 8, 2009)
Who Gets to Build Something Out of the Harbor’s Bottom? (NY Observer, Jan 8, 2009)
More Layoffs at Architecture Firms Likely as Projects Dry Up (Real Deal, Jan 8, 2009)
Downtown Projects Stuck in the Station (Downtown Express, Dec 31, 2008)
Landlords, Tenants Cooperate to Keep Stores Open (AM New York, Dec 23, 2008)
Down to One Bidder at Starrett City (NY 1, Dec 21, 2008)
State Approves Columbia University Expansion (Associated Press, Dec 19, 2008)
Windsor Terrace Seeks Downzoning (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 12, 2008)
Forest City Puts New Developments on Hold (Crain's, Dec 11, 2008)
Politicians Back Hasids in Bike Lane Fight (Brooklyn Papers, Dec 11, 2008)
German Bank Rents Top Three Floors at 7 World Trade (Crain's, Dec 5, 2008)
Prosecutors Call for Changes to Property Transaction Recording (Daily News, Dec 4, 2008)
Port Authority Gets No Bids on Bond Offering (Bloomberg, Dec 4, 2008)
Advocates Scale Back Car-Free Prospect Park Push (Brooklyn Papers, Dec 4, 2008)
Yankees Stadium Opponents Try to Keep Carrion Out of HUD (Metro, Dec 4, 2008)
City Overstated Stadium's Benefits (Daily News, Dec 3, 2008)
Balancing Preservation and Development (NY Times, Dec 2, 2008)
Yankees Get Two Fields, Kids None (Daily News, Dec 1, 2008)
While the Yankees will soon have two baseball stadiums at their disposal, the community whose parks were absorbed for the new stadium could be left without any regulation ballfield in the neighborhood for a year or more.
Funds to Protect Against Displacement Cut by City (Daily News, Nov 28, 2008)
The city is backing off a pledge to spend $2 million to battle tenant displacement along the Brooklyn waterfront. The Bloomberg administration agreed to create the fund to gain community support and City Council approval for a 2005 rezoning that allowed for high-rise residential development on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront. Now the funding will be slashed by $550,000.
Greenpoint Development Seeks to Exceed Height Limits (Brooklyn Papers, Nov 21, 2008)
Brooklyn Detention Center Expansion Halted by Lawsuit (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 21, 2008)
Council Approves Sanitation Garage Tower for Hudson Square (Downtown Express, Nov 21, 2008)
Trendy, Endangered Neighborhood Rezoned (Gotham Gazette, Nov 20, 2008)
South Street Seaport Plan Criticized By Landmarks Board (NY Times, Nov 19, 2008)
Commission Supports Protecting University Towers (NY Post, Nov 19, 2008)
Bank Won't Bail on Nets (NY Post, Nov 14, 2008)
Despite the slumping economy, a British bank is standing by Brooklyn's planned Nets arena. Barclays bank vowed yesterday not to exercise an out clause and kill its record $400 million naming-rights deal for the venue, the centerpiece of developer Bruce Ratner's $4 billion Atlantic Yards project.
Possibilities for Bloomberg's Third Term (City Hall, Nov 14, 2008)
Political observers and current and former administration officials to say there is almost certainly to be some kind of “PlaNYC 2035”—a big, over the top initiative that cuts across city agencies and consumes most of the oxygen of the next few years if Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reelected.
CIty Plans to Continue Shrinking Streets (NY Post, Nov 14, 2008)
Locals Want BQE Covered Over (Brooklyn Papers, Nov 14, 2008)
Council Approves Willets Point Eminent Domain Plan (Newsday, Nov 14, 2008)
Deal Struck on Willets Point (Crain's, Nov 13, 2008)
City Dumps Red Hook Pier Plan (Brooklyn Papers, Nov 13, 2008)
Council Expected to Approve Hunters Point South (Crain's, Nov 13, 2008)
Despite some opposition, the 5,000-unit apartment complex planned for Long Island City looks like it will get a green light Thursday.
Willets Point Plan Faces Council Vote (NY Times, Nov 12, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to rally support for the redevelopment of Willets Point. Negotiations have intensified with business owners in the area, an industrial enclave near Shea Stadium in Queens, in preparation for the Council’s final votes on the project on Thursday. If approved, the city would be authorized to take privately owned land at the site by eminent domain.
Kosciuszko Bridge Mired in Red Tape (Daily News, Nov 11, 2008)
After a year of bureaucratic delays, the $630 million project to replace the aging span has hit another snag.
Tap Dance (Edible Manhattan, Nov 11, 2008)
If you are what you drink, Gotham is Upstate rainwater. And, increasingly, plastic bottles.
City Pays the Price for Willets Point Property (NY Post, Nov 9, 2008)
The city bought itself a half-acre of land at Willets Point for $3.5 million - snapping up three parcels in Queens' redeveloping "Iron Triangle" at nearly 10 times their assessed value.
Residents Get First Look at Proposed North Brooklyn Rezoning (Greenpoint Star, Nov 7, 2008)
Yankees Took $11 Million in Improper Rent Deductions (Daily News, Nov 7, 2008)
The Yankees improperly deducted more than $11million from their annual rent bill for Yankee Stadium over a four-year period, city Controller William Thompson has found.
Street Redesign Competition Announces Winners (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 6, 2008)
Wall Street Meltdown's Effect on Real Estate (Real Deal, Nov 6, 2008)
Change in Senate Control Could Hurt Landlords (Crain's, Nov 6, 2008)
Shrinking Budget Means Fewer New School Buildings (NY Times, Nov 6, 2008)
School Construction Scaled Back (NY Post, Nov 6, 2008)
City Acquiring Willets Point Land (Daily News, Nov 3, 2008)
The city has gobbled up another chunk of Willets Point in Queens as Mayor Bloomberg pushes his plan to transform the gritty industrial zone near Shea Stadium.
Concrete-Testing Firm Is Accused of Falsifying Tests (NY Post, Oct 31, 2008)
Water Main from 1870 Breaks on Chambers St. (AM New York, Oct 31, 2008)
North Brooklyn Downzoning Proposed by City (Greenpoint Star, Oct 31, 2008)
New Building Applications in Manhattan Fall to Three (Real Deal, Oct 31, 2008)
Affordable Housing Developer is Top Donor (NY Observer, Oct 30, 2008)
Company Indicted Over Concrete Strength Tests (NY Post, Oct 30, 2008)
St. Vincent's Building Can Be Razed (Associated Press, Oct 29, 2008)
Croton Park Filtration Plant Cost Overruns Unaccountable (Riverdale Press, Oct 24, 2008)
'Racino' Plans at Aqueduct in Home Stretch (Daily News, Oct 23, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Developer Can Use Tax-Free Bonds (NY Times, Oct 22, 2008)
Governors Island Development Moves At Glacial Pace (NY Observer, Oct 22, 2008)
Ground Broken for Expansion of Astoria Movie Studio (WNYC, Oct 21, 2008)
Workers in Willets Point Still Wary (Queens Tribune, Oct 20, 2008)
Mayor Says Willets Point Landowners Are Stalling (WNYC, Oct 20, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration says landowners at Willets Point, Queens, are intentionally stalling negotiations to sell their property.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Will Run Artists’ Space on Governors Island (NY Times, Oct 19, 2008)
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has been selected to run an artists’ studio and exhibition space on Governors Island that will include a year-round artist residency and weekend events.
Will the Sun Shine on Willets Point? (Daily News, Oct 18, 2008)
Redeveloping the dilapidated Willets Point industrial section in Queens will clean up decades of contamination and improve the waters of Flushing Bay, Mayor Bloomberg's top development official told the City Council Friday.
Congress Questions Appraisals of Stadium (NY Times, Oct 17, 2008)
City's Health Department Plans Move to Queens (Associated Press, Oct 17, 2008)
Showdown at Willets Point (NY Observer, Oct 17, 2008)
Armory Could Bring More Than a Shopping Mall to Bronx (Norwood News, Oct 17, 2008)
City Presents Downzoning Plan for Forest Hills (Queens Chronicle, Oct 17, 2008)
City Buys Wonder Wheel Site in Coney Island (Associated Press, Oct 16, 2008)
Stadium Appraisals Under Fire (Newsday, Oct 16, 2008)
Implications of European Fallout on Manhattan Real Estate (NY Observer, Oct 16, 2008)
Developer Sees More Delays at Atlantic Yards (Associated Press, Oct 15, 2008)
City Planning Policy Promotes Parking (NY Post, Oct 14, 2008)
City Planning Unanimously Approves East Village Rezoning (The Villager, Oct 10, 2008)
Rally Against Seventh Power Plant Planned for Northwest Queens (Queens Gazette, Oct 10, 2008)
Markowitz Non-Profits Get $700,000 from Atlantic Yards (NY Post, Oct 10, 2008)
Union Square Web Site Spoof Prompts Suit (Metro, Oct 10, 2008)
Trade Center's Retaining Wall Hampers Plans (Daily News, Oct 9, 2008)
Port Authority and Silverstein Spar Over Late Fees (Associated Press, Oct 9, 2008)
Port Authority Eliminates the Position of Its Police Chief (NY Times, Oct 9, 2008)
Third Term May Not Help Bloomberg's Development Vision (NY Observer, Oct 9, 2008)
Wall Street Crisis Brings More Pain to Real Estate (Real Deal, Oct 9, 2008)
Advocates Fear Displacement with East Village Rezoning (WNYC, Oct 9, 2008)
$700 Million Redevelopment of East Harlem Approved (NY Post, Oct 8, 2008)
Council Approves Harlem Complex (NY Times, Oct 8, 2008)
The City Council yesterday approved a measure designed to clear the way for a $700 million project in East Harlem.
Ground Zero Plaza Sees Delay, Again (NY Post, Oct 7, 2008)
Crane License Procedures to be Overhauled (NY Times, Oct 7, 2008)
Coney Island at Crossroads (Wall Street Journal, Oct 4, 2008)
Coney Island's Astroland amusement park closed earlier this month, a casualty of an ambitious attempt to remake New York's famous seaside resort. In the past, a "new" Coney Island has always been grafted onto the one that predated it. We can only hope that Coney Island's long-kept promise of entertainment and amusements accessible to all is not swept away in the rush to recast it as a year-round tourist destination.
Trade Center Timeline Pushes Into 2013 (NY Post, Oct 3, 2008)
$75 Million Needed to Put Trade Center Memorial on Track (Daily News, Oct 3, 2008)
Flatbush Rezoning Moving Forward (Flatbush Life, Oct 3, 2008)
As Lawsuit Looms, No End to Talk on East Village Rezoning (The Villager, Oct 3, 2008)
Port Authority: Trade Center Making Progress (Crain's, Oct 2, 2008)
Young People Going Back to the Farm (WNYC, Oct 2, 2008)
Credit Crunch Likely to End Real Estate Boom... (NY Times, Oct 1, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Postponed Again (Crain's, Sep 30, 2008)
A state appellate court did not dismiss a law suite challenging the eminent domain statute the state used to seize private property for Bruce Ratner's $4 billion Atlantic Yards Project. The ruling could delay further construction until the spring of 2009 and jeopardize anchor tenant funding for the arena.
Firm Gets Millions For World Trade Center Design (Daily News, Sep 29, 2008)
Plans to Open Trade Center Memorial on 10th Anniversary (NY Post, Sep 26, 2008)
Port Authority May Miss Deadline For Tower 2 Site at Ground Zero (NY Sun, Sep 26, 2008)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to miss the September deadline it set to turn over land for Tower 2, to be built by the developer Larry Silverstein at the World Trade Center site. The Port Authority was supposed to turn over the site to Silverstein Properties on June 30 and since then has incurred a $300,000-a-day penalty, which it must pay the developer. Earlier this month, the Port Authority said it would turn the site over by the end of September, but according to a number of sources, that deadline will not be met.
Planning Commission Approves Willets Point Plan (Crain's, Sep 25, 2008)
Fewer Retail Banks Now Expected in Manhattan (NY Sun, Sep 25, 2008)
The era in which Manhattanites could find two, three, sometimes even four retail banking outlets on the same city block could be ending, according to a number of retail brokers who are readying themselves for a shedding of banking outlets caused by the crisis in the financial sector. Hundreds of thousands of square feet of available commercial space could be hitting the market once the dust settles on Wall Street.
Tenements Get Historic Status by Courts (NY Sun, Sep 24, 2008)
Council Expected to Approve Whitney Expansion Today (NY Sun, Sep 24, 2008)
The Whitney Museum of American Art is expected to get final city approval today for its downtown expansion plan, just as the economic turmoil has made the museum's $680 million fund-raising goal more daunting than ever.
Architects Offer Designs for Development of Hudson Yards (NY Post, Sep 22, 2008)
New City Crane Rules Spark Complaints (NY Times, Sep 20, 2008)
The Buildings Department notified concrete contractors at high-rise buildings this week of what its top crane regulator called “new requirements” for erecting, dismantling and raising tower cranes — rules that construction industry officials called onerous ones that would hamper building activity in New York
City, Coney Island Developer Clash Over Astroland (NY Post, Sep 19, 2008)
Yankees' Deal May Have Violated Law, Report Says (NY Times, Sep 17, 2008)
City Declines To Participate In Hearing on Stadium Financing (NY Sun, Sep 17, 2008)
The Bloomberg Agenda in Endgame (NY Observer, Sep 17, 2008)
For Stadium Seating, City Officials Demand Luxe (NY Times, Sep 16, 2008)
OSHA Issues Violations in Collapse of Crane (NY Times, Sep 16, 2008)
Before Big Fire, a City Warning Over Contractor (NY Times, Sep 16, 2008)
In early 2006, New York State development officials approved the hiring of an unknown firm, the John Galt Corporation, to help demolish the Deutsche Bank building near ground zero. A recently obtained document shows that on April 11, 2006, city investigators accused state development officials of not only knowing about Galt’s questionable ties before they approved its hiring, but also misleading the investigators about the subcontractor, possibly to avoid questions that might have slowed or blocked its hiring.
Lehman Bankruptcy Brings Uncertainty to Office Market, Port Authority Plans (Real Deal, Sep 16, 2008)
Upzoning Approved for St. George (Staten Island Advance, Sep 12, 2008)
Study: Too Much of Downtown Off Limits (Crain's, Sep 12, 2008)
Seven Years After 9/11, Where Did $21 Billion Go? (WNYC, Sep 12, 2008)
Hasids Protest Scantly Clad Bicyclists (NY Post, Sep 12, 2008)
Bloomberg Asks That Lower Manhattan Panel be Dismantled (Daily News, Sep 11, 2008)
Pataki: World Trade Center Visionary (NY Observer, Sep 11, 2008)
Downtown Brooklyn Leaves Workers Hungry (NY Observer, Sep 10, 2008)
Officials Hope to Keep Astroland Open (Daily News, Sep 9, 2008)
Fierce Opposition Over Willets Point Plan (NY Times, Sep 9, 2008)
No one seems to disagree that Willets Point needs help. But when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a plan last year to overhaul the area with a hotel, school and convention center, homes, offices, parks and retail stores, two distinct groups rose up in opposition.
Astroland Closes -- For Good? (NY Times, Sep 8, 2008)
The owner of the famed Coney Island amusement park has announced that Sunday would be the last day for Astroland.
Coney Island's Astroland Owner Calls It Quits (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 5, 2008)
City Planning Takes First Crack at Trash Plan (Chelsea Now, Sep 5, 2008)
More School Construction Urged for Manhattan (NY Sun, Sep 5, 2008)
Hearing on Columbia Plan Elicits Emotional Speeches (NY Times, Sep 5, 2008)
The Empire State Development Corporation board this week held its only public hearing before it decides whether to use eminent domain to allow for the $6.3 billion expansion of Columbia University into Manhattanville. But while the two-day hearing featured testimony from a former mayor, members of the State Legislature and the president of Columbia University, the group that will make the ultimate decision, the development corporation’s board, was not there.
Javits Expansion Plan Revived, Less Ambitiously (NY Times, Sep 4, 2008)
Bids Out for Stadium Demolition (NY Post, Sep 3, 2008)
As Bloomberg's End Nears, Developers Push for Projects (NY Observer, Sep 3, 2008)
City Facing $500 Million in Suits from Fatal Crane Accidents (Daily News, Sep 1, 2008)
Negotiations Improve at Willets Point (Crain's, Aug 29, 2008)
Roads Being Considered for Fresh Kills Park (Staten Island Advance, Aug 29, 2008)
After Delays, Underground Water Plant Takes Shape (NY Sun, Aug 29, 2008)
Police Department Sued Over Planned Downtown Command Center (NY Sun, Aug 29, 2008)
A group of Chinatown residents is suing the police department over plans to build a new command center in Lower Manhattan.
Profile of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Kahn (NY Observer, Aug 28, 2008)
Planning Commission Approves 125th St. Rezoning (Crain's, Aug 28, 2008)
Plan for Major League Baseball TV Building in Harlem Unravels (NY Times, Aug 23, 2008)
Bloomberg: Windmills on Bridges, Skyscrapers Impractical (Newsday, Aug 21, 2008)
Environmental Concerns Raised About Brooklyn Con Ed Project (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2008)
The Overhaul of 2 Columbus Circle (New Yorker, Aug 19, 2008)
Squadron Contests Plan for Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Aug 19, 2008)
A Harlem Church Turned Developer (NY Times, Aug 18, 2008)
Progress Slow at World Trade Center (Newsday, Aug 18, 2008)
East Village Temple May Be Demolished (AM New York, Aug 15, 2008)
Willets Point Protesters Interrupt Pro-Development Hearing (NY 1, Aug 14, 2008)
A Confrontation Over the Future of Willets Point (NY Times, Aug 14, 2008)
Protest Pans Willets Point Plan (Daily News, Aug 14, 2008)
Bloomberg’s Team Leans on Government Intervention (NY Observer, Aug 14, 2008)
Long Island City Gets First Supermarket (Crain's, Aug 14, 2008)
Lower East Side Residents Protest Rezoning (NY 1, Aug 14, 2008)
Mixed Feelings for New Ground Zero Security Plan (Newsday, Aug 13, 2008)
City's Struggle Against Illegal Billboards (Village Voice, Aug 13, 2008)
Can City's Infrastructure Handle Floods, Intense Heat? (Associated Press, Aug 13, 2008)
In Slow Times, Rezoning Appeals to Developers (NY Times, Aug 13, 2008)
State’s Take on Demolition Roils Renters and Owners (NY Times, Aug 13, 2008)
City Weighs Extent of Concrete Retesting (NY Times, Aug 7, 2008)
New Law Cracks Down on Crane Inspection (Associated Press, Aug 7, 2008)
A Conflict of Interest In Ground Zero Development (NY Observer, Aug 6, 2008)
Bloomberg Plans to Name Acting Commissioner as Commissioner (NY Times, Aug 6, 2008)
Less than 24 hours after the City Council approved a bill downgrading the qualification requirements for buildings commissioner, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Friday that he intended to appoint Robert D. LiMandri to the post.
Stringer Urges Housing Authority, City to Devise Plan for Vacant Land (AM New York, Aug 4, 2008)
Como Vows to Push Landmarking in Queens (Daily News, Aug 4, 2008)
Community Wants More Than Retail at Armory (Norwood News, Aug 1, 2008)
Harlem Businesses Affected By Rezoning Offered Loans (NY 1, Jul 31, 2008)
Marshall Approves of Plan to Overhaul Willets Point (Crain's, Jul 31, 2008)
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall today gave her stamp of approval to the city’s ambitious plan to overhaul Willets Point in northeast Queens, though she attached conditions to her support for the controversial project.
Change in Tax Break Sparks Building Boom (Daily News, Jul 30, 2008)
Crane Operators Union Agrees to Court Supervision (NY Sun, Jul 29, 2008)
Yankee Stadium Subsidy Questioned (Associated Press, Jul 29, 2008)
Mayor Announces Changes to City Construction Projects (NY Sun, Jul 29, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg is launching a series of wide-ranging reforms for city-led construction ventures.
Landmarks Race Continues As Term Nears End (NY Post, Jul 28, 2008)
With less than 18 months left in Mayor Bloomberg's final term, the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission is in a race against the clock to approve historic designations for more than 1,000 buildings.
Real Estate Developers Are Major Rangel Donors (NY Times, Jul 27, 2008)
Bloomberg Calls for Action on US Infrastructure (NY Sun, Jul 25, 2008)
Four Finalists Selected for Starrett City (Crain's, Jul 25, 2008)
Checks Still Not in Mail for Struggling Shops (Downtown Express, Jul 24, 2008)
Brewer Gets Caught in Land Use Battle (Village Voice, Jul 23, 2008)
Weiner Likes (Some) Mega-Development in Slow Economy (The Real Estate, Jul 22, 2008)
Giuliani Firm Plans Real Estate Investment Fund (NY Times, Jul 21, 2008)
Monserrate Draws Donations from Willets Point Opponents (Real Deal, Jul 21, 2008)
Mayor and Governor Tag Team on World Trade Center Site (NY Post, Jul 19, 2008)
Minutes after Mayor Bloomberg called on the Port Authority to make the memorial at Ground Zero its top priority in rebuilding the World Trade Center site, Gov. Paterson turned up at City Hall yesterday to say he agreed.
Protesters Demand Catsimatidis Build Supermarket (Village Voice, Jul 18, 2008)
Columbia Wins Expansion Round Amid Opposition (NY Sun, Jul 18, 2008)
Harlem Area Is Blighted, State Agency Declares (NY Times, Jul 18, 2008)
Merrill Lynch Ends Talks on Moving to Ground Zero (NY Times, Jul 17, 2008)
Lower East SIde at a Crossroads (NY Sun, Jul 17, 2008)
Columbia Deal Avoids Eminent Domain (NY Post, Jul 17, 2008)
Bloomberg Offers Measures to Help Agencies Share Information on Building Sites (NY Times, Jul 17, 2008)
City Is Moving To Modernize Construction Site Inspection Process (NY Sun, Jul 17, 2008)
Deutsche Fire Spurs Major Overhaul (NY Post, Jul 17, 2008)
Fire Safety Proposals at Construction Sites (Associated Press, Jul 17, 2008)
Crane Industry Remained Loosely Regulated (NY Times, Jul 16, 2008)
Vacant Building Could Save MTA Millions (AM New York, Jul 16, 2008)
IRS Presents Hurdles to Development (NY Observer, Jul 16, 2008)
Council Holds Crane Safety Hearing (NY Post, Jul 16, 2008)
In the wake of two recent deadly crane collapses, the City Council held an unusual mid-summer hearing yesterday on a package of safety bills.
LES Rezoning Another Boondoggle? (Daily News, Jul 16, 2008)
Wah Lee, a slight, middle-aged factory worker, stood in front of the Municipal Building Tuesday vowing a long fight to save her Chinatown neighborhood.
Investigation of Ground Zero Fraud Allegations Is Sought (NY Sun, Jul 15, 2008)
Landmark Status Sought for Area Near Atlantic Yards (NY Sun, Jul 14, 2008)
For Council Members Looking to Higher Office, Willets Point Presents Dilemma (City Hall, Jul 14, 2008)
Concrete Drivers Reach Contract Agreement (Crain's, Jul 11, 2008)
City to Close Two Broadway Lanes for Bikes, Walkers (Daily News, Jul 11, 2008)
Closing Two Lanes on Broadway for Parks, Bikes (NY Times, Jul 11, 2008)
Abu Dhabi Buys Stake in Chrysler Building (Associated Press, Jul 10, 2008)
Report Urges Nonunion Labor Use (NY Sun, Jul 10, 2008)
Report and Film on Fighting East Village Chain Stores (The Villager, Jul 10, 2008)
Gentrification Goes Awry on Ludlow Street (Village Voice, Jul 9, 2008)
Historical Society Drops Controversial Condo Plan (NY Times, Jul 9, 2008)
Ex-Port Authority Chief Sees Possible Ground Zero Crimes (NY Sun, Jul 8, 2008)
Roxy Night Club to Rise Again (AM New York, Jul 8, 2008)
Inspector Pleads Not Guilty As More Chargers Emerge (NY Times, Jul 7, 2008)
The Fight Over Harlem (New York Magazine, Jul 7, 2008)
Buildings Department Steps Up Shutdowns (Daily News, Jul 7, 2008)
Efforts to Resolve Cement-Truck Strike Underway (Crain's, Jul 3, 2008)
As Bruno Exits, Real Estate Bills Angle for Spotlight (NY Observer, Jul 3, 2008)
Newell Assails Silver Over Relationship With Ratner (Daily Politics, Jul 3, 2008)
Cement Workers Strike Stalls Construction (NY Times, Jul 2, 2008)
Transit Hub Design Scaled Back (NY Times, Jul 2, 2008)
Community Votes in Favor of Willets Point Development (Associated Press, Jul 1, 2008)
Report, Citing Delays at Ground Zero, Will Suggest Changing the Plan (AM New York, Jun 30, 2008)
Crane Inspector Suspended (NY Post, Jun 29, 2008)
A senior Department of Buildings crane inspector has been suspended after its was alleged he had cleared several complaints last year that claimed unqualified operators were working in the industry and that some of their licenses were fraudulent.
Port Authority Allegedly Ignored Reports of Ground Zero Delays (Daily News, Jun 28, 2008)
Brooklyn Jail Opponents Speak Out (NY Sun, Jun 27, 2008)
So Long, Javits Hotel (NY Observer, Jun 26, 2008)
Landmarks Commission Approves Plan for Domino Sugar Site (NY Sun, Jun 25, 2008)
City Moves to Improve Crane Safety (NY Times, Jun 25, 2008)
New York City officials announced a new seven-point plan on Tuesday that they said would increase safety at tower crane construction sites by strengthening inspections and requiring safety reviews each time a crane passes from one owner or operator to the next.
Worst Buildings Escaped Reinspection, Audit Finds (Daily News, Jun 25, 2008)
The Buildings Department failed to reinspect 20 percent of the worst buildings last year, a city comptroller's audit shows. "The Buildings Department has permitted buildings with multiple open hazardous violations to go uncorrected for years," city Controller William Thompson said in releasing his report Tuesday.
Court Rejects Atlantic Yards Challenge (Daily News, Jun 24, 2008)
City Desperate For Docks -- Like Ikea's (NY Post, Jun 23, 2008)
Concrete Company Investigated (NY Times, Jun 21, 2008)
Cracks Found in Crane Owned by Firm in Disasters (Daily News, Jun 20, 2008)
'Tale of two MTAs' in Flap Over Buses to Boss' Mall (Metro, Jun 20, 2008)
Politician Challenges New Plan for South Street Seaport (AM New York, Jun 19, 2008)
City Buys Out Two Willets Point Landowners (Crain's, Jun 19, 2008)
De Niro Defends Penthouse in Front of Landmarks Commission (AM New York, Jun 18, 2008)
Jets President to Oversee Hudson Yards (NY Sun, Jun 18, 2008)
Another Plan for South Street Seaport (NY Times, Jun 18, 2008)
Clashing Over Wine Bars in the East Village (NY Observer, Jun 18, 2008)
Bronx To Get a Facelift (Daily News, Jun 18, 2008)
A New Plan for the Bronx (NY Post, Jun 18, 2008)
City Revokes Crane Permit at Accident Site (Daily News, Jun 14, 2008)
Unions, City Reach Agreement on Willets Point (NY Times, Jun 14, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration has forged an unusual pact with labor leaders, promising that in exchange for their support of the city’s ambitious plan to transform Willets Point, a 62-acre enclave of auto repair shops and cinder block sheds near Shea Stadium, the project will provide union jobs and good wages.
Brooklyn Architect Scarano Faces Administrative Charges (NY Post, Jun 13, 2008)
City Ponders Port Authority Role at Moynihan (Crain's, Jun 13, 2008)
Politicians Swat at Yankees Pitch (NY Post, Jun 13, 2008)
Public to MTA, Yanks: Enough Already! (AM New York, Jun 13, 2008)
No More Stadium Tax Breaks, Politicians Howl (Daily News, Jun 13, 2008)
Question Mark Looms Over Three Expensive Projects (NY Times, Jun 13, 2008)
'Soviet-Style' Tactics Said To Be Used To Help Yankees (NY Sun, Jun 13, 2008)
Investigation Into Crane Inspection Corruption Broadens (NY Times, Jun 12, 2008)
Study Slamming Willets Point Seen as Eminent Domain Bid (Daily News, Jun 12, 2008)
Labor Shortages Threaten Construction Safety (NY Observer, Jun 12, 2008)
Work at Ground Zero Site Is Behind Schedule (Associated Press, Jun 12, 2008)
Architects, Engineers Fight City Effort to Reduce Qualifications for Building Commissioner (NY Times, Jun 11, 2008)
Officials Consider Measures to Help Small Stores (AM New York, Jun 11, 2008)
Doctors Say Hospital Is Falling Victim to Its Own Real Estate Value (NY Times, Jun 10, 2008)
Spitzer Mulls Starting Real Estate Venture (NY Sun, Jun 10, 2008)
Mayor: City Will Punish Bribe-Takers (NY Sun, Jun 10, 2008)
The city will come down hard on employees who violate the law, but natural incentives for buildings inspectors to accept bribes could make the fight against corruption an uphill climb, Mayor Bloomberg said.
Bribe Charges for Top Crane Inspector (NY Times, Jun 9, 2008)
Inspector Doles Out Licenses at a Price (NY Post, Jun 9, 2008)
Crane Inspector Charged (Daily News, Jun 9, 2008)
Paterson Rages Over Inspector (Daily News, Jun 9, 2008)
Private Firms Hired For 'Safety Sweep' of Cranes (NY Sun, Jun 6, 2008)
New Building Applications Spike in '08 (NY Observer, Jun 6, 2008)
Ratner Cooks Up Rally for Brooklyn Project (Daily News, Jun 6, 2008)
Lighting Ceremony for Newtown Creek Sewage Plant (WNYC, Jun 6, 2008)
Webster Hall Landmarked (NY Post, Jun 5, 2008)
Motives of Atlantic Yards Rally Are Questioned (NY Sun, Jun 5, 2008)
City Unveils Plan to Improve Safety at Construction Sites (NY Times, Jun 5, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration and the City Council unveiled a 13-point legislative package on Wednesday to broaden oversight of building sites, increase fines for violations and register all key contractors.
Construction Delays Likely At Ground Zero (NY Observer, Jun 4, 2008)
Chinese Tenant for Trade Center Doubted (NY Sun, Jun 3, 2008)
Documents Seized from Crane Owner's Office, Sources Say (NY Times, Jun 3, 2008)
Mayor Sees No Connection Between Crane Accidents (Newsday, Jun 2, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday's crane accident that killed two people seems to be unrelated to a March crane collapse that killed seven. "It would appear that there is no connection whatsoever between the two accidents," Bloomberg said Sunday. "They're very different things."
Some Construction Stopped (NY Times, Jun 2, 2008)
The construction of several large buildings in Manhattan is likely to be delayed for days, if not weeks, as city officials determine the safety of the tower cranes being used at those sites, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Sunday.
Financial Dispute Stalls Razing of College Building Damaged on 9/11 (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
Criminal Investigation into Crane Collapse (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
The Manhattan district attorney’s office has opened a criminal investigation into a fatal crane accident on the East Side, focusing on whether a part of the crane had been seriously damaged last year and then inappropriately put back into service, an official involved in the investigation said on Saturday.
Use of Some Cranes Suspended (, Jun 1, 2008)
New York City officials yesterday suspended indefinitely the use of four cranes like the one that collapsed on the Upper East Side Friday, killing two men, and said the city will provide as many as 20 new engineers to help inspect the hundreds of cranes that dot the skyline.
Accident Prompts Doubts About the Mayor (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken pride in the city's construction boom. But the deadly crane collapse that killed two people and injured another on Friday morning threatens to tarnish that legacy. It was the latest in a series of construction-related accidents — including a crane collapse in March that killed seven people — that have left New Yorkers uneasy, with a growing concern that Bloomberg may have let high-rise construction proliferate without adequate oversight.
Crane Inspectors Faulted (NY Post, Jun 1, 2008)
City officials are gambling with safety by failing to hire experienced crane inspectors, put them through rigorous training - or even fill empty positions, city leaders and experts said yesterday.
Commissioner Meets with Industry (NY Post, Jun 1, 2008)
In an emotional two-hour meeting yesterday, the city's acting buildings commissioner warned the construction industry that "if there's any more crane accidents, he's shutting the whole city down," sources at the emergency summit said.
Deaths Rattle Crane Operators (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
Two deadly construction crane collapses in Manhattan in less than three months — one that killed seven people on March 15 and another that killed two people on Friday — have saddened and rattled crane operators, bringing their often unseen, unheralded and misunderstood jobs into the public eye.
City Approved Building to Get School (Daily News, May 31, 2008)
The city green-lighted the construction of the condo tower at the site of Friday's crane collapse as part of a deal to get a new middle school built for free.
Crane Collapses, Killing Two (NY Times, May 31, 2008)
The top of a construction crane fell Friday on East 91st Street, the second fatal crane accident since March. The huge pieces smashed into the penthouse of a nearby building, then tore off a row of balconies and plummeted to the street in a shower of bricks, dust and debris. Two men, both workers, were killed.
Financing Woes Could Doom Lower Manhattan Agency (NY Sun, May 29, 2008)
Costs and Delays Mount for Replacing Parks Lost to New Yankee Stadium (NY Times, May 27, 2008)
Tax Breaks, Even Redesign, Used To Lure Corporate Tenants to WTC (Associated Press, May 27, 2008)
Merrill Lynch May Put Headquarters at Ground Zero (NY Times, May 23, 2008)
Merrill Lynch Renews Talks of Move to Ground Zero (Crain's, May 23, 2008)
Silverstein Gets More Time To Build (NY Sun, May 23, 2008)
Seventy-Four Schools Told to Expect 5 Percent Budget Cut (NY Times, May 23, 2008)
MTA Approves a New Deal to Build at West Side Yards (NY Times, May 23, 2008)
State Senate Approves West Village Waste Transfer Station (NY 1, May 22, 2008)
Plan To Give Pennsylvania Station Oversight to Port Authority (NY Sun, May 22, 2008)
Lower East Side Rezoning Sparks Border War in Chinatown (Village Voice, May 22, 2008)
Lower East Side Gets Endangered Status (NY Times, May 21, 2008)
Crane Collapse Site Could Be Closed Indefinitely (NY 1, May 21, 2008)
From Cracks to Falling Cranes, a Big Job for Building Inspectors (NY Times, May 20, 2008)
City to Add Building Inspectors (NY Times, May 19, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration announced on Sunday that the city would hire 63 more inspectors to enforce safety rules at construction sites, the latest of several measures rolled out since a series of fatal accidents and inspection flaws led to the resignation of the buildings commissioner last month.
Disarray at Economic Development Agency Threatens Major Projects (NY Times, May 18, 2008)
Schumer Seeks Bigger Role in Local Development Projects (Associated Press, May 18, 2008)
NYU to Preserve Historic Playhouse (NY Post, May 18, 2008)
Rally to Save Ninth Avenue Shops (Chelsea Now, May 16, 2008)
Cost of Land (, May 15, 2008)
A study on the price of land in the Metro Region by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that an acre of vacant land near the Empire State Building would cost $90 million in mid-2006. The price for industrial and commercial land rose significantly, starting in mid-2004, and was more than double 1999 levels in 2006. In 2006, residential land was five times more expensive than it was in 1999. Costs rise with their proximity to Midtown.
JPMorgan Says it's Not Building in Lower Manhattan (Reuters, May 15, 2008)
Railyard Deal Fails (NY Times, May 14, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to revive his ambitious plans for the West Side railyards ended on Tuesday after Tishman Speyer Properties failed to come to terms with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a $1 billion deal. The transportation authority quickly reopened talks with four other developers, who had also bid for the rights to build a small city of office towers and apartment houses on a platform over the 26-acre railyards.
Delays at Trade Center Site Cost City, State Millions (Daily News, May 12, 2008)
Failure of Hudson Yards Deal Could be Costly for MTA (NY Sun, May 12, 2008)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority could lose tens of millions of dollars if its tentative deal with Tishman Speyer to develop the West Side rail yards collapses, according to a number of sources. Representatives of the MTA and Tishman Speyer are scheduled to meet today to try to salvage the deal. A failure could lead the MTA to reopen the bidding process, or possibly approach one of the runner-up bidders. Both scenarios, observers say, leave the MTA with reduced bargaining leverage.
Bloomberg to Seek to Preserve West Side Deal (NY Times, May 10, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that he would push to revive a $1 billion deal to develop the railyards on the Far West Side of Manhattan as he met with the developer whose negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had collapsed.
Bloomberg Meets with Hudson Yards Developer (Daily News, May 10, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg met in London Friday with the developer of the near-dead Hudson Yards project in a last-ditch effort to revive plans to create a new mini-city over the railyards on Manhattan's far West Side.
Deal to Build at Railyards on West Side Collapses (NY Times, May 9, 2008)
Deal to Develop West Side Yards Collapses (AM New York, May 9, 2008)
Tishman's Hudson Yards Plan in Jeopardy (Crain's, May 9, 2008)
'Impasse' May End Deal For Hudson Yards Project (NY Sun, May 9, 2008)
Parents Say Public Schools Overcrowded (Newsday, May 9, 2008)
Community Groups to Protest Coney Island Plan (NY Post, May 7, 2008)
Council Hearing Focuses on Fixing Building Department (Metro, May 7, 2008)
Landmarks Commission Reject St. Vincent's Plan (NY Times, May 7, 2008)
Members of the city Landmark Preservation Commission yesterday opposed plans by St. Vincent's Hospital to demolish nine existing buildings and construct a 329-foot-tall hospital and a 265-foot-tall luxury condominium in conjunction with the Rudin Management Co.
Hospital to Seek Hardship Exemption (NY Sun, May 7, 2008)
After the city Landmarks Preservation Plan rejected St. Vincent's plans for expansion, the Greenwich Village Hospital said it would seek a hardship exemption that would allow it to go ahead.
New Yorkers React to a Scaled Back Atlantic Yards Project (Daily News, May 6, 2008)
Ground is Broken at Renovation of United Nations (NY Sun, May 6, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Slashed (Daily News, May 5, 2008)
Plots Could Remain Vacant if Development Stalls (NY Post, May 5, 2008)
Timeline for Atlantic Yards Revised (Daily News, May 5, 2008)
New Whitney Museum for Meatpacking District (NY Post, May 2, 2008)
Delays in Atlantic Yards Are Challenged in Tenants' Lawsuit (NY Times, May 1, 2008)
Council Approves 125th Street Rezoning (NY 1, May 1, 2008)
Three Vie for Recchia's City Council Seat (Daily News, Apr 27, 2008)
Crane Collapse Could Cost the City (Daily News, Apr 27, 2008)
The March 15 accident on E.51st St. killed seven people, injured 24, flattened a brownstone and left hundreds of people homeless.
A $4 Million Construction Probe (NY Post, Apr 24, 2008)
City Hall Announces Plan to Review Construction Sites (Daily News, Apr 24, 2008)
City Orders Safety Check of 'High Risk' Building Sites (NY Times, Apr 24, 2008)
Monserrate Fights City Hall Over Willets Point (NY Observer, Apr 24, 2008)
Bronx Water Plant With a Towering Price Tag (NY Times, Apr 24, 2008)
Residents Fight Tudor City Development (AM New York, Apr 24, 2008)
Vornado to Double Size of Pier 94 Site (Crain's, Apr 24, 2008)
Progress Reports Urged for Big Development Projects (NY Sun, Apr 24, 2008)
City's Buildings Chief Resigns as Outcry on Accidents Grows (NY Times, Apr 23, 2008)
Buildings Commissioner Resigns After Mayor's Criticism (Associated Press, Apr 23, 2008)
Buildings Commissioner Resigns Following Wave of Accidents (Daily News, Apr 23, 2008)
Buildings Boss Booted (NY Post, Apr 23, 2008)
Agency With a History of Graft and Corruption (NY Times, Apr 23, 2008)
Real World Doesn't Give Even an Inch in Real Estate (NY Times, Apr 23, 2008)
For Buildings Official, Criticism Comes to a Boil (NY Times, Apr 22, 2008)
Abandoned Neponsit Health Center Fixed (Daily News, Apr 22, 2008)
Ground Zero Money Sought for Penn Station (NY Sun, Apr 22, 2008)
Mayor Displeased with Buildings Department (NY Post, Apr 22, 2008)
A rash of construction accidents had Mayor Bloomberg yesterday declaring his displeasure with the city's Buildings Department.
A Plan to Stimulate Staten Island (Staten Island Advance, Apr 21, 2008)
Coney Island Plan Keeps Condos Out of Amusement Area (NY Post, Apr 21, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration's revised rezoning plan for Coney Island's seaside area keeps condos and time-share hotels out of the amusement district, city officials confirmed yesterday.
Key World Trade Center Schematics Found in Garbage Can (NY Post, Apr 18, 2008)
Average Price of Manhattan Real Estate Up 41 Percent (Crain's, Apr 18, 2008)
Crane Collapse Site Approved 'In Error' (Daily News, Apr 18, 2008)
High-Rise Approved in Error Before Crash (NY Times, Apr 18, 2008)
Buildings Chief in the Dark on Emergency Sites (Daily News, Apr 17, 2008)
Trade Center Transit Hub Hits Delays and Cost Overruns (Daily News, Apr 16, 2008)
Community Fights for Harlem Victoria Theater (AM New York, Apr 16, 2008)
Harlem Rezoning Clears Hurdle (NY Times, Apr 16, 2008)
Sweeping Plans to Redevelop West Side Fall into Disarray (NY Times, Apr 14, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Could Cost Public Billions (NY Post, Apr 14, 2008)
Bloomberg Reshapes City, Despite High Profile Setbacks (AM New York, Apr 11, 2008)
Budget Alters Wicks Law (Associated Press, Apr 11, 2008)
An Urban Blueprint for St. George (Staten Island Advance, Apr 11, 2008)
Off the Waterfront! (NY Observer, Apr 10, 2008)
Evicted From Fulton, Businesses Seek Cash (Metro, Apr 10, 2008)
Trade Center Museum Reaches Fundraising Goal (Associated Press, Apr 10, 2008)
Willets Point Protesters Sue City (Crain's, Apr 10, 2008)
Brooklyn Bridge Placed On 'Must Fix' List (NY Sun, Apr 10, 2008)
Proposal Would Relocate Arts Center to Transit Hub (NY Times, Apr 10, 2008)
Opponents Protest Plans to Develop Willets Point (AM New York, Apr 9, 2008)
Planned Tower Near MoMA Widely Criticized at Hearing (NY Times, Apr 9, 2008)
Despite Rezoning, Net Loss of Office Space in Downtown Brooklyn (Real Deal, Apr 9, 2008)
Roth Still Interested in Smaller Moynihan Plan (The Real Estate, Apr 9, 2008)
Midtown Residents to Pritzker Winner: Nice Try, Nouvel! (The Real Estate, Apr 9, 2008)
Community Advocate Still Missing in Atlantic Yards Project (Daily News, Apr 9, 2008)
Would 125th Street Rezoning Be a Dream Deferred? (City Limits, Apr 8, 2008)
Plan B: Reallocating Street Space To Buses, Bikes & Pedestrians (StreetsBlog, Apr 8, 2008)
Building Violations Found in Sidewalk Shed Sweep (Daily News, Apr 5, 2008)
A Buildings Department sweep found safety hazards at hundreds of sidewalk sheds set up at construction sites to protect pedestrians from falling debris.
Garden Unfurls Its Plan for a Major Renovation (NY Times, Apr 4, 2008)
Garden Unveils Renovation Plans (Newsday, Apr 4, 2008)
Frothing Over a Starbucks in Little Colombia (City Room, Apr 3, 2008)
Williamsburg Developers Sue to Build Tall (Crain's, Apr 3, 2008)
Harlem Business Owner Wants Building Relocated (AM New York, Apr 3, 2008)
Cheaper Office Space May Provide Economic Crystal Ball (The Real Estate, Apr 3, 2008)
Wanted: Building Reforms (Village Voice, Apr 2, 2008)
Trump Soho May Trump The Neighborhood (New York Magazine, Apr 2, 2008)
Residents Petition Supreme Court on Atlantic Yards (NY Sun, Apr 2, 2008)
West Side Rail Yards Comes With Risks (NY Observer, Apr 2, 2008)
Quinn Opposes St. Vincent's Demolition (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
The City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, said on Tuesday that she opposed the demolition of the large number of hospital buildings called for by a controversial new development proposal for St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan.
Councilwoman Opposes Harlem Rezoning (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
City Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens said on Tuesday that she would not support the current proposal for the redevelopment of 125th Street, a plan intended to transform the street into one of the city’s major business and commercial corridors.
20 New Courts and a Stadium Planned on Randalls Island (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
Harlem Councilmember Opposes Rezoning Plan (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
Speaker Opposes Plan to Raze St. Vincent's Hospital Buildings (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
With Investors on the Phone, Forest City Thinks Happy Thoughts (The Real Estate, Apr 2, 2008)
Fighting a New 125th St., Using a 110-Year-Old Law (NY Times, Apr 1, 2008)
Beloved Hospital’s Plans Cause Furor in the Village (NY Times, Apr 1, 2008)
Brooklyn's Jail with Retail is Back with a Lot More Jail (Curbed, Apr 1, 2008)
Activists To Protest Brooklyn Museum's Ratner Nod (The Real Estate, Apr 1, 2008)
Museum Hopes for Historic Ships on Pier 15 (Downtown Express, Apr 1, 2008)
Low Disclosure Required From Ratner For Eminent Domain Seizure (Brownstoner, Apr 1, 2008)
Eminent Domain Foes Fear Bid By Assemblyman for Phizer Plant (NY Sun, Apr 1, 2008)
Council Members to Press Planners on Harlem Rezone Proposals (Daily News, Apr 1, 2008)
The controversial rezoning of 125th St. in Harlem faces additional scrutiny Tuesday at a public hearing before the City Council's subcommittee on zoning and franchises.
Today in 125th Street Rezoning News (The Real Estate, Apr 1, 2008)
MetroTech Now Completely Leased, Forest City Reports (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 1, 2008)
Weak Economy Threatens Major Development Projects (Daily News, Mar 31, 2008)
Minister Sees Salvation of Harlem in Boycott (NY Times, Mar 31, 2008)
Harlem Residents Protest Rezoning Plan (Associated Press, Mar 30, 2008)
New Partnership Eyed for West Side Pier -- Without Cirque de Soleil (The Villager, Mar 30, 2008)
Officials Still Hope to Save Moynihan Station Project (Newsday, Mar 29, 2008)
Garden Move Threatens Moynihan Plan (NY Sun, Mar 28, 2008)
Station Plan Put in Doubt as Garden Opts to Stay (NY Times, Mar 28, 2008)
Related's Pier 40 Plan Nixed on Lease Terms (Crain's, Mar 28, 2008)
Parking Lots at Stalled Atlantic Yards Site? (Metro, Mar 28, 2008)
Why Mega-Projects are Falling Apart (Crain's, Mar 28, 2008)
Toll Brothers Team Talks Up the Gowanus Plan (Gowanus Lounge, Mar 28, 2008)
Suit Says Columbia University's Campus Expansion Plan Could be a Terror Risk (Daily News, Mar 28, 2008)
‘Bathtub’ Suit Aimed at Columbia (Metro, Mar 28, 2008)
Desperate City Considers Coney Developer (NY Post, Mar 28, 2008)
Tishman Speyer Wins Hudson Yards Bid (Crain's, Mar 27, 2008)
$1 Billion Bid Wins West Side Railyards (Daily News, Mar 27, 2008)
Tishman Speyer to Build Skyscrapers (Associated Press, Mar 27, 2008)
For Railyards, the Hard Part Is Still Ahead (NY Times, Mar 27, 2008)
Costs and Disruptions Rise for Yankee, Met Stadiums (Village Voice, Mar 27, 2008)
City Building Permits Drop 40 Percent (NY Observer, Mar 27, 2008)
Contractors Express Worry Over New Building Department Rules (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
Land Owner Challenges Columbia Expansion (Crain's, Mar 27, 2008)
Community Proposes Alternative to Waste Transfer Station (Downtown Express, Mar 27, 2008)
Is There Room for Past in Coney Island's Future? (Greenpoint Star, Mar 27, 2008)
Williamsburg Downzoning Approved (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
Residential Eden to Rise on East Side (NY Sun, Mar 27, 2008)
Development Comes to Atlantic Avenue (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
Doctoroff Can Work on Big City Projects (NY Times, Mar 26, 2008)
The city’s Conflicts of Interest Board has ruled that former Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who left City Hall two months ago to become president of Bloomberg L.P., can continue to work on city projects, such as Hudson River Park, Governors Island, Moynihan Station and Queens West.
City Tightens Rules on Cranes (NY Times, Mar 26, 2008)
New York City ordered broad changes on Tuesday to the way it inspects and regulates tower cranes, in the wake of a crane collapse that killed seven people on the East Side of Manhattan.
Cranes Fail Inspection (Daily News, Mar 26, 2008)
Three of nine tower cranes reexamined in the aftermath of the East Side crane disaster failed inspection and were shut down, the Daily News has learned. All told, there are 40 tower cranes operating in the city. The Building Department expects to reinspect all of them by April 15, a spokesman said.
Paterson Invokes Great Depression At Hudson Yards Announcement (Daily Politics, Mar 26, 2008)
Vito Lopez Moves To Take Pfizer's Brooklyn Site By Eminent Domain (The Real Estate, Mar 26, 2008)
At 11th Hour, Rivals Vie for Deal on West Side Railyards (NY Times, Mar 25, 2008)
An Atlas of Community Plans (The Real Estate, Mar 25, 2008)
High Court Deals Death Blow to East Village MegaDorm (Village Voice, Mar 25, 2008)
Street Trees Are No Longer an Optional Accessory (City Room, Mar 25, 2008)
Crane Accidents Increase (Daily News, Mar 24, 2008)
New Brooklyn Vistas, and a Fight Over Plans for Them (NY Times, Mar 24, 2008)
Buildings Department Reviews Construction Jobs (NY Times, Mar 22, 2008)
The city's Buildings Department has begun a comprehensive review of other construction jobs that were approved by an engineer who has been charged with lying about his inspection of a Bronx building that collapsed in 2006, killing two firefighters.
Engineer’s Arrest Spurs Review of 29 Building Inspections (NY Times, Mar 22, 2008)
MTA Leaning Toward Tishman Speyer’s Railyard Bid (NY Times, Mar 22, 2008)
Inspector Charged in Crane Collapse (AM New York, Mar 21, 2008)
Plan For Brooklyn Power Plant Rejected (NY 1, Mar 21, 2008)
JPMorgan to Build in Trade Center Despite Bank Deal (NY Post, Mar 21, 2008)
Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards (NY Times, Mar 21, 2008)
What Will Be Left of Gehry’s Vision for Brooklyn? (NY Times, Mar 21, 2008)
Liz Krueger Calls Buildings Commisioner To Resign (Daily Politics, Mar 21, 2008)
Buildings Chief Slammed After Crane Collapse (Newsday, Mar 20, 2008)
For Troubled Coney Plan, City May Need to Backpedal (The Real Estate, Mar 20, 2008)
Costs to City for Yankees Stadium Skyrockets (Village Voice, Mar 20, 2008)
Chase Plaza Could Be Landmarked (NY Times, Mar 19, 2008)
Webster Hall Receives Landmark Status (NY Post, Mar 19, 2008)
Port Authority Considers Trade Center Tower (NY Sun, Mar 19, 2008)
City Development Still in Doubt (NY Observer, Mar 19, 2008)
City Council Sets Construction Site Hearing (NY Sun, Mar 19, 2008)
The City Council next month will examine safety for workers and bystanders at high-rise construction sites after a crane accident in Midtown on Saturday left seven dead.
Construction Is Up, Inspectors Down. Guess What? (NY Times, Mar 19, 2008)
Head of Empire State Development Corporation Resigns (NY Sun, Mar 18, 2008)
Will Bear Sterns Buyout Change JPMorgan's World Trade Center Plans? (Bloomberg, Mar 18, 2008)
Failure of Strap Is Suspected in Crane Collapse (NY Times, Mar 18, 2008)
Landmarks Tosses 125th Street A Bone (The Real Estate, Mar 18, 2008)
Accident Sparks Fear of Cranes (NY Times, Mar 17, 2008)
The collapse of a crane on the East Side on Saturday — killing at least four people, demolishing a building and damaging at least five others —exposed the often-uneasy relationship cranes have had with the New Yorkers who walk below them.
Fall of Support Caused Crane Collapse (NY Times, Mar 17, 2008)
The collapse of a towering crane on the East Side began when a massive piece of steel designed to secure it to a new high-rise building came loose and pancaked on top of a second support nine stories below, shearing it free and creating a fatal imbalance that sent the 22-story crane toppling.
Inquiries Begin in Crane Collapse (Daily News, Mar 17, 2008)
The Manhattan District attorney's office and the city Department of Investigation have opened inquiries into the East Side crane disaster.
Search Continues for Three Missing (Daily News, Mar 17, 2008)
Rescue teams dug through the ruins of the crane-crushed East Side townhouse Sunday night for two construction workers and a visitor from Florida who flew to New York for St. Patrick's Day.
Coney Est Mort, Vive Coney! (Village Voice, Mar 17, 2008)
Eyewitness Accounts of Crane Collapse (NY Times, Mar 16, 2008)
It was far less deadly than a terrorist attack, yet no less frightening for those who lived through it. The giant crane toppled from a building under construction at 303 East 51st Street and turned a bustling, upscale neighborhood on the East Side into a scene of chaos, dust and panic.
Inspector Ordered Partial Work Stoppage at Crane Site (NY Post, Mar 16, 2008)
Less than an hour before yesterday's Midtown crane collapse, a city building inspector ordered work partly stopped at the construction site because of safety violations
Retired Contractor Warned of Crane Dangers (Daily News, Mar 16, 2008)
A retired contractor warned the city 12 days ago the doomed crane on E. 51st St. wasn't properly braced, but the Buildings Department blew him off after making a cursory check.
City Soliciting Bids to Develop Brooklyn Theater (NY Post, Mar 15, 2008)
After more than a year of planning, the city has begun soliciting bids from developers interested in Loews King theater Flatbush, which could cost as much as $70 million.
Zoning Restricts Bank Branches on 125th Street (City Room, Mar 14, 2008)
Paterson Could Derail Development (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2008)
Students Protest Washington Square Park Redesign (Village Voice, Mar 14, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Opponents Look With Hope to Gov. Paterson (Village Voice, Mar 14, 2008)
Community Board Votes Against MoMA Tower; Development Enthusiasts Counter With Petition (The Real Estate, Mar 14, 2008)
Sunset Park Rezoning Plans Meet the Community (Brownstoner, Mar 14, 2008)
Once-Ornate But Now Dilapidated, Loew’s Kings May Be Rehabilitated (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 14, 2008)
New World Trade Center Towers Under Way (NY Post, Mar 13, 2008)
Related Loves Republicans, Other Big Developers Lean Left (NY Observer, Mar 13, 2008)
After Spitzer: Project Delays? (Crain's, Mar 13, 2008)
Plan for Ambitious East Side Project Clears Big Hurdle (NY Times, Mar 13, 2008)
City University's Toxin-Filled Building at Ground Zero to be Demolished (NY Post, Mar 13, 2008)
Planning Board Approves Rezoning of 125th Street (Associated Press, Mar 12, 2008)
Soho Streets Could Be Car-Free on Sunday (Metro, Mar 12, 2008)
Council to Vote on East Side Project (NY Sun, Mar 12, 2008)
A modified version of developer Sheldon Solow's $4 billion mixed-use development project along the East River will come to a vote today and the City Council is poised to approve it, according to sources close to the negotiations.
Robert Jackson to Audience: "Shut Up" (Village Voice, Mar 12, 2008)
In Gaining Approval for Harlem Tower, Vornado Gave Concessions (The Real Estate, Mar 12, 2008)
Harlem Rezoning Approved by City Planning Commission (NY Post, Mar 11, 2008)
Outcry as 125th St. Rezoning Plan Advances (Daily News, Mar 11, 2008)
Convention Center Sites Eyed in Queens (NY Post, Mar 10, 2008)
Burden Cries 'Security!' As Planning Commission OKs 125th Street Rezoning (The Real Estate, Mar 10, 2008)
Revolt Against Gowanus Plans (Brooklyn Papers, Mar 8, 2008)
Union Targets Council Member Over 125th St. Rezoning (Daily News, Mar 7, 2008)
Churches Trading Land for Financial Support (City Limits, Mar 6, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Secures $55 Million in Public Funding (Crain's, Mar 6, 2008)
What Will Paterson do in Lower Manhattan? (Downtown Express, Mar 6, 2008)
Officials Critical of Domino Factory Design (NY Post, Mar 5, 2008)
The Fate Of Moynihan Station (NY Observer, Mar 5, 2008)
Bar Association Calls For Construction Law Overhaul (NY Sun, Mar 5, 2008)
Bloomberg Backs Away From Bronx Jail (NY Times, Mar 5, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration said on Tuesday that it had withdrawn its plan to build a 2,040-bed jail in the South Bronx, a proposal opposed by community groups and elected officials. At the same time, city officials said that the decision would not affect their plan to reopen and expand the Brooklyn House of Detention.
City Withdraws Its Proposal for a $375 Million Jail in the South Bronx (NY Times, Mar 5, 2008)
Dumbo Rezoning Could Spawn Over 1,000 Apartments (The Real Estate, Mar 4, 2008)
State Won't Sell Javits Block (Associated Press, Feb 29, 2008)
Willets Point Owners, Tenants, Workers Unite in Defiance (Times-Ledger, Feb 29, 2008)
Gowanus as a National Historic Landmark? (Brownstoner, Feb 29, 2008)
Rezoning Anxiety Rends Garment District (The Real Estate, Feb 29, 2008)
Duffield Imperiled Again (NY Post, Feb 29, 2008)
City Wants Tougher Enforcement on Construction, Architectural Plans for All (The Real Estate, Feb 29, 2008)
Mayor Defends Subsidy Plan For Baseball (NY Sun, Feb 28, 2008)
Ratner Tower Whittled Down (Daily News, Feb 28, 2008)
Tax Abatement Debate To Be Revived (NY Sun, Feb 28, 2008)
Construction Turns Once Vibrant Orchard Street Into 'Ghost Town' (The Real Estate, Feb 28, 2008)
Many Complaints to Buildings Department in Greenpoint-Williamsburg Go Uninspected (Gowanus Lounge, Feb 27, 2008)
One of Five Bidders Backs Off on Building Over Railyards (NY Times, Feb 27, 2008)
Corporate Welfare Lives, Especially for Baseball (NY Times, Feb 27, 2008)
Queens Residents Try to Preserve Historic Buildings (AM New York, Feb 26, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Quietly Scaled Back? (Crain's, Feb 26, 2008)
Related, Vornado Spent $47 Million on Moynihan Station (The Real Estate, Feb 26, 2008)
Convention Center Potential in Queens (NY Sun, Feb 25, 2008)
How Quinn and Spitzer Fought Over Center (Daily News, Feb 25, 2008)
A Long Island state senator says he plans to get to the bottom of whether Gov. Spitzer and Council Speaker Christine Quinn had a screaming match over the governor's plan to sell land slated for the Javits Convention Center expansion.
Station Renovation Might Fail (NY Times, Feb 25, 2008)
Officials Vow to Move Forward With Station Plans (Daily News, Feb 25, 2008)
Moynihan Station Plan in Jeopardy Over Finance and Coordination (Daily News, Feb 25, 2008)
Pros Fear New Towers at World Trade Center Site have Security Gaps (Daily News, Feb 24, 2008)
Plan to Rebuild Penn Station Area May Be Close to Failure (NY Times, Feb 23, 2008)
East Side Residents Push for New Park (AM New York, Feb 22, 2008)
Sale of One Javits Parcel Enough for Affordable Housing Fund (The Real Estate, Feb 22, 2008)
Should All of 125th Street Be Declared Historic? (City Room, Feb 22, 2008)
A Plan for a New Riverfront Park Faces a Struggle (NY Times, Feb 22, 2008)
A Pastor’s Mission to Destroy Harlem (City Room, Feb 22, 2008)
Rezoning of 125th St Has Many in Harlem Concerned (NY Times, Feb 21, 2008)
Manhattan Borough President Vows To Crack Down On Site Safety (NY 1, Feb 21, 2008)
Brooklyn Brothers Are Kings of the Expediters (Village Voice, Feb 21, 2008)
Willets Point, A Development Waterloo? (NY Observer, Feb 21, 2008)
Reversing No Donation Policy, Ratner Begins Contributing (Brooklyn Papers, Feb 21, 2008)
Call for Mob Probe of Croton Water Plant (Daily News, Feb 21, 2008)
Work to Begin on Platform Over Tracks on the West Side (NY Times, Feb 21, 2008)
Land Turnover Late at World Trade Center (Associated Press, Feb 20, 2008)
Garodnick, Others Keep Up the Heat for East River Park (The Real Estate, Feb 20, 2008)
A New Look for Sidewalk Sheds? (The Real Estate, Feb 20, 2008)
Bloomberg, Others Fight Spitzer Plan to Scale Back Javits Center Expansion (NY Times, Feb 19, 2008)
City Forced to Delay Willets Point Plan (Daily News, Feb 19, 2008)
The city has been forced to delay its plan to transform a desolate commercial corner of Queens after City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate demanded the project include union jobs and affordable housing.
Opponents Organize Against State’s Plan to Scrap Javits Center Expansion (NY Times, Feb 19, 2008)
Rezoning Delay in Dutch Kills Draws Ire (Daily News, Feb 19, 2008)
Port Authority Turns Twin Towers Land Over to Developer (Associated Press, Feb 18, 2008)
Stadium Contracts Go to Bronx Businesses, Yankees Say (NY Post, Feb 17, 2008)
Developer Holds Off Creditors, for Now (NY Times, Feb 16, 2008)
Preliminary Mayor's Management Report (, Feb 15, 2008)
An interim look at the performance of various city agencies was released yesterday in a report called the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report. Published annually, it takes a look at the city's performance in the first four months of the fiscal year and forecasts performance expectations. Much of the information can be broken down by individual agency, issue, or community. Some significant highlights were: Sewer back up complaints jumped by 23 percent; the average response time to heat complaints rose by 50 percent (although stays within the goal of seven hours); and major felony crimes in schools were nearly a third lower than the same quarter last year.
Population Task Force Holds First Hearing Today (AM New York, Feb 15, 2008)
Willets Point Plan Loses Key Backer (Daily News, Feb 15, 2008)
State Lawmaker Says Developers Should Recycle Building Materials (Courier-Life, Feb 15, 2008)
Heliport Owner Would Move Landing Pads Into Hudson (NY Times, Feb 15, 2008)
Gowanus Condo Plan (NY Post, Feb 15, 2008)
Bloomberg, Quinn Get Back-Up From Senate GOP On Javits (Daily News, Feb 15, 2008)
Silver Reserves Judgment On Spitzer Javits Plan (NY Sun, Feb 15, 2008)
Firm Gets Cold Water After Floating Seaport Center (Downtown Express, Feb 15, 2008)
A Look at the Rejected Proposal for the Atlantic Ave. Jail (Gowanus Lounge, Feb 15, 2008)
Red Hook Port Signs Ten Year Lease (Daily News, Feb 15, 2008)
$40 Million a Year for Proposed "Livable Streets Lock Box" (StreetsBlog, Feb 15, 2008)
Port Authority Could Bridge Moynihan Funding Gap (NY Sun, Feb 14, 2008)
Developers Want Easier Access to High Line Air Rights (The Real Estate, Feb 14, 2008)
Pint-Sized Parks Make Safer Streets and Cleaner Rivers (StreetsBlog, Feb 14, 2008)
AIA Zoning Plan Sees Change of Skyline Citywide (Chelsea Now, Feb 14, 2008)
Toll Brothers Reveal Gowanus Plans (Gowanus Lounge, Feb 14, 2008)
Smart Land Deals a Cornerstone of Free Tuition at Cooper Union (NY Times, Feb 13, 2008)
Port Authority, MTA Run Into Trouble Selling Bonds (The Real Estate, Feb 13, 2008)
Report: Applause for Mayor's Efforts--But Construction Still Very White, Male (The Real Estate, Feb 13, 2008)
Nightime Construction for Atlantic Yards Ties Up Flatbush Ave. in Daytime, Too (Gothamist, Feb 13, 2008)
Buildings Department to Crack Down on Outlaw Architects (Daily News, Feb 13, 2008)
Roosevelt Island Landmark Is Falling Apart (Daily News, Feb 12, 2008)
What Constitutes a Landmark? (AM New York, Feb 12, 2008)
Spitzer Responds On Javits (Daily Politics, Feb 12, 2008)
Columbia Buys Site to House Displaced Tenants (The Real Estate, Feb 12, 2008)
Javits a Billion Dollar Mess After 21 Years (NY Post, Feb 12, 2008)
Jail Reopening and Expansion Proposed for Atlantic Ave (New York Magazine, Feb 12, 2008)
A Caribbean Corner of Brooklyn Fights to Survive (NY Times, Feb 11, 2008)
Lieber Takes on Life After Doctoroff (City Hall, Feb 11, 2008)
Ex-MTA Chief Sees Big Obstacles to West Side Development (NY Sun, Feb 8, 2008)
Developer’s Dreams Deferred in Long Island City (New York Magazine, Feb 8, 2008)
MTA Hudson Yards Deal Fraught with Caveats (Crain's, Feb 7, 2008)
Plans For Domino Factory Face Heat (NY Times, Feb 6, 2008)
Plans for Domino Sugar Refinery Elicit Criticism (NY Times, Feb 6, 2008)
A Fee That Developers Would Like to See Rise (NY Times, Feb 6, 2008)
New York Can Do Better Than the “New Fourth Avenue” (StreetsBlog, Feb 6, 2008)
New President for Economic Development Nominated (Crain's, Feb 5, 2008)
City Seeking Tougher Rules for High-Rise Construction (NY Times, Feb 5, 2008)
Domino Sugar Sign Not Part of Developers Plan (NY Post, Feb 5, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Opponents Lose Another Round in Court (NY Times, Feb 4, 2008)
Spitzer’s Budget Plans, and the Iffy Real Estate Deals Behind Them (NY Times, Feb 4, 2008)
Deal Over Randalls Island Sports Fields Is Voided (NY Times, Feb 1, 2008)
Sides Dig In on 125th Street Rezoning (NY Sun, Jan 31, 2008)
Baseball TV Network Plans Office Tower in Harlem (NY Times, Jan 31, 2008)
Village Skeptical of ‘Godzilla’ NYU Plan (Metro, Jan 31, 2008)
Katz Gets Help from Industry Heavy Hitters (Real Deal, Jan 31, 2008)
Village Residents Fight Planned Entertainment Complex on Pier (NY Times, Jan 30, 2008)
City's Tallest Residential Tower Planned for Downtown (Daily News, Jan 30, 2008)
Village Wants to Keep Its Fields as They Are on Pier 40 (NY Times, Jan 30, 2008)
NYU Offers Accord on Growth (NY Times, Jan 30, 2008)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Construction Begins (NY Sun, Jan 30, 2008)
City Planning Commission Approves New Towers Near United Nations (Associated Press, Jan 29, 2008)
Is Future of Harlem Tied to Rezoning of 125th Street? (Metro, Jan 29, 2008)
Merchants Moved for Fulton Hub Feel Shortchanged (AM New York, Jan 29, 2008)
MTA prefers Leasing Hudson Yards (Crain's, Jan 29, 2008)
Legal Delays Tax More Than the Nets' Patience (NY Times, Jan 29, 2008)
Wall Street Journal's New Direction Will Take It to Midtown (NY Times, Jan 29, 2008)
Development Plans for Area Near UN (Associated Press, Jan 29, 2008)
80 Story Residential Building Planned for Lower Manhattan (Slatin Report, Jan 29, 2008)
Ratner Can Legally Pull Out of Atlantic Yards Project if Desired (NY Post, Jan 29, 2008)
Brooklyn Stadium in Jeopardy (NY Post, Jan 28, 2008)
Much of Downtown Brooklyn Is Going Out of Business (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 28, 2008)
Harlem Community Upset With 125th St Rezoning (AM New York, Jan 25, 2008)
Developer Quits Pier 57 Project Due to Investigation (NY Sun, Jan 25, 2008)
125th St Rezoning Plan Is Under Fire (City Room, Jan 25, 2008)
Safety Nets in City’s Skies Protect Workers and Passers-by. But Not Always. (NY Times, Jan 25, 2008)
Is City Becoming a College Town? (AM New York, Jan 25, 2008)
New Rules May Grill Red Hook Vendors (Daily News, Jan 25, 2008)
Prelude to a Downzone in Carroll Gardens? (Brownstoner, Jan 25, 2008)
Forces Prepping for Battle of 125th Street (Curbed, Jan 24, 2008)
High-Rise Residential Construction Keeps Going (New York Construction, Jan 24, 2008)
Reverend: Let us Tear Down Church (Daily News, Jan 24, 2008)
More Modest Expansion Planned for Javits Center (NY Times, Jan 22, 2008)
City Intends to Renovate Landmark Pier as a Hub (NY Times, Jan 22, 2008)
Top Buildings Official Lacks Engineering License (NY Post, Jan 21, 2008)
Manhattan Buildings Commissioner Christopher Santulli who is responsible for making sure that developers and builders follow the laws does not have a current engineering license and so is in violation of city policy.
A City That Needs More Places More Hotels (NY Times, Jan 20, 2008)
New York Settles on Far More Modest Expansion of Javits Convention Center (NY Times, Jan 19, 2008)
Affordable Housing or... Affordable Housing? (NY Observer, Jan 18, 2008)
Proposed Overhaul of High-Rise Construction Monitoring (NY Sun, Jan 18, 2008)
$47 Million Project Would Restore Harlem's Apollo Theater (Associated Press, Jan 18, 2008)
Atlantic Yards Ombudsman Meets Critical Public (Greenpoint Star, Jan 17, 2008)
Pipe Work at Atlantic Yards Project Shuts Water Off for Residents (Daily News, Jan 17, 2008)
Stringer Eyes Vacant Lot Crackdown (Metro, Jan 17, 2008)
Future of Skybridges Up in the Air (NY Sun, Jan 17, 2008)
Councilman Demands Withrawl of Zoning Amendment, Architect Group Declines (Queens Ledger, Jan 17, 2008)
Many Violations for Employer of Worker Who Died in a Fall (NY Times, Jan 16, 2008)
Brooklyn Judge Removes Himself from Atlantic Yards Hearing (NY Post, Jan 16, 2008)
Construction Dust a Major Concern for Lower Manhattan Residents (Metro, Jan 16, 2008)
Construction Contractors Accused of Bribery (NY Sun, Jan 16, 2008)
City Land 'Giveaway' in South Bronx (NY Post, Jan 15, 2008)
City’s Brand of Community Benifits Agreements Bad for Rest of Nation? (Metro, Jan 15, 2008)
Worker Dies at Trump Building in SoHo (NY Times, Jan 15, 2008)
A construction worker who was pouring concrete at a condominium hotel in SoHo fell 42 floors to his death on Monday when a wooden mold used to set the concrete collapsed, the authorities said.
Court Bounces Suit on Ratner's Yards (Daily News, Jan 14, 2008)
Delays at Ground Zero To Cost Authority Millions (NY Times, Jan 14, 2008)
Council Members to Push for Change in State Eminent Domain Laws (City Hall, Jan 14, 2008)
Between Rock and the River, the Going Is Slow, and Costly (NY Times, Jan 13, 2008)
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Block Atlantic Yards (NY Times, Jan 12, 2008)
What Lies Ahead for the New Deputy Mayor? (NY Observer, Jan 11, 2008)
Plan to Locate Middle School in Brooklyn House of Detention (Brooklyn Papers, Jan 11, 2008)
What Keeps Koreatown Korean? (The Real Estate, Jan 11, 2008)
City Has Many Firsts in Country in Green Construction (Daily News, Jan 11, 2008)
Pushing Back as Columbia Moves to Spread Out (NY Times, Jan 11, 2008)
Judge Queries Plan to Give Private Schools Priority on Randalls Island (NY Times, Jan 11, 2008)
Hudson Rail Yards Lacking Infrastructure (Crain's, Jan 10, 2008)
City's First Public Toilet Opens in Manhattan (NY Post, Jan 10, 2008)
Harlem Residents To Square Off Vs. City Over Randalls Island (NY Sun, Jan 10, 2008)
'Conditional' Shots Fired in Battle of 125th Street (Curbed, Jan 10, 2008)
Bronx Groups Have Not Received Promised Funds from Yankees (NY Times, Jan 7, 2008)
Architects Offer Plan to Replace Gowanus Expressway (Daily News, Jan 7, 2008)
Fireworks Expected at Meetings on Coney Island (NY Post, Jan 7, 2008)
Hundreds of people are expected to pack public meetings tonight and tomorrow to battle over the Bloomberg administration's plan for revitalizing the aging amusement area.
Spitzer Talks About Big Development Projects Around City (NY Observer, Jan 4, 2008)
Trying to Find a Formula to Tame the Spread of Chain Stores (The Villager, Jan 4, 2008)
Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall (Brooklyn 12, Jan 4, 2008)
City Wants More Power Over Brooklyn Bridge Park (NY Observer, Jan 3, 2008)
Council to Hold Hearing on Deutsche Bank (NY Post, Jan 2, 2008)
With the November deadline for demolition on the former Deutsche Bank building near Ground Zero having long passed, the City Council will hold a hearing on Jan. 10 to press members of the city-state Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on why the project remains at a standstill. The development corporation officials still face lawsuits filed by families of two firefighters killed in the August blaze at the building and a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney.
Port Authority Misses Ground Zero Deadline (Newsday, Jan 2, 2008)
Excavation delays caused by a tougher than expected rock at the World Trade Center site mean that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will have to shell out as much as $13.5 million in late fees to developer Larry Silverstein, the agency said yesterday.
Port Authority Concedes It Missed Deadline (NY Observer, Jan 2, 2008)
The text of the Port Authority's statement on its missing the Jan. 1, 2008 deadline for completing excavation of the foundations under towers three and four at the World Trade Center site.
In Winds of Winter, High LIne Park Takes Shape (NY Times, Jan 2, 2008)
State Senator Wants Review of Coney Island Project (NY Times, Dec 29, 2007)
State Senator Carl Kruger said on Friday the city’s plan to revitalize Coney Island could not go forward without an extensive environmental review, an undertaking that could delay or even derail the project.
The State of the Borough: Brooklyn (Brooklyn Papers, Dec 29, 2007)
Economic Development Corporation President to Succeed Doctoroff (Crain's, Dec 27, 2007)
Javits Scaleback Leads Mayor To Criticize Stadium Opponents (NY Sun, Dec 21, 2007)
Some See Harlem Renaissance; Others See it Vanish (Associated Press, Dec 21, 2007)
For a Top-Tier University, There’s Now Room to Get Even Better (NY Times, Dec 21, 2007)
Holdouts in Columbia’s Expansion Zone Are Down to 3 (NY Times, Dec 21, 2007)
Freedom, Set in Special Concrete (City Room, Dec 21, 2007)
A YIMBY Crowd Rallies on the Lower East Side (City Room, Dec 21, 2007)
Columbia Expansion Approved (NY Times, Dec 20, 2007)
Expansion Approved by Council (Metro, Dec 20, 2007)
Moynihan Developers Court Homeland Security Cash (NY Observer, Dec 20, 2007)
Expansion Plans for Javits Shrink (NY Sun, Dec 20, 2007)
Deals That Lead to Lost Property Taxes (Daily News, Dec 20, 2007)
'Iconic' Design Chosen for Governors Island (NY Sun, Dec 20, 2007)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Coming Soon (Daily News, Dec 20, 2007)
Part of Williamsburg Gets Contextual Zoning (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 20, 2007)
Eminent Domain Puts Arts Collective in Flux (AM New York, Dec 19, 2007)
Effort Afoot To Sustain Mayor's Sustainability Plan (NY Sun, Dec 19, 2007)
DUMBO Historic District Eyed (NY Post, Dec 18, 2007)
Tentative Deal for Retail at Ground Zero (NY Times, Dec 18, 2007)
Landmarks Commission Votes in Favor of DUMBO Historic Disctrict (City Room, Dec 18, 2007)
Harlem Asks Columbia for $247 Million (The Real Estate, Dec 18, 2007)
Unanimous Vote on DUMBO Historic Disctrict (Brownstoner, Dec 18, 2007)
Willets Point Owners Accuse City of Empty Promises (Daily News, Dec 18, 2007)
Bring the Garbage to Us, Community Activists Say (Downtown Express, Dec 14, 2007)
Lower Manhattan Construction Won't Peak Until 2009 (Downtown Express, Dec 14, 2007)
Cuomo Breathes New Life Into Real Estate Bureau (NY Sun, Dec 14, 2007)
Doctoroff Exits as the City’s Controversial Planning Czar (New York Press, Dec 13, 2007)
Columbia Spares Cotton Club (NY Post, Dec 13, 2007)
Report Throws Water on Washington Square Fountain Move (Metro, Dec 13, 2007)
Columbia Expansion Opposed in Heated Hearing (AM New York, Dec 13, 2007)
Columbia Says Eminent Domain Would Not Affect Housing (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2007)
Domino Sugar Factory Receives Landmark Status (Associated Press, Dec 12, 2007)
Eminent Domain May Hinder Columbia's Expansion (NY Sun, Dec 12, 2007)
Transformation of Harlem's 125th St. Gathers Speed (Village Voice, Dec 12, 2007)
Wait Until 2010, Nets Say of New Brooklyn Arena (NY Times, Dec 12, 2007)
Officers' Row: Let's Have Our Cake and Eat It Too (Brownstoner, Dec 12, 2007)
NYU Expansion Plans (The Villager, Dec 12, 2007)
Admiral's Row Fixup to Cost $20 Million (Daily News, Dec 12, 2007)
Days Before Resigning, Dan Doctoroff Tours His Legacy (City Hall, Dec 11, 2007)
Lancaster Responds to Daily News' Charges (Brownstoner, Dec 11, 2007)
Project's Financing Plan Ripped for Lack of Affordable Housing in Queens West (Daily News, Dec 11, 2007)
The Education of Daniel Doctoroff (NY Observer, Dec 11, 2007)
Doctoroff Looks Back on Atlantic Yards (The Real Estate, Dec 11, 2007)
Doctoroff’s Chief of Staff to Work for Muss Development (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 10, 2007)
Buildings Chief Hid Architect's Mistakes (Daily News, Dec 9, 2007)
NY Post Interview With Doctoroff (NY Post, Dec 9, 2007)
Doctoroff Talks About His Ups and Downs (NY Post, Dec 9, 2007)
The Roles Blur for the Mayor and the Mogul (NY Times, Dec 8, 2007)
Gowanus Rezoning Raises Stink (Crain's, Dec 7, 2007)
Plan to Make Over Willets Point Receives Second Hearing (Queens Ledger, Dec 7, 2007)
Community Boards Differ on 125th Street Rezoning (Columbia Spectator, Dec 7, 2007)
Doctoroff Departs (Slatin Report, Dec 7, 2007)
Doctoroff Leaving Bloomberg Administration (Crain's, Dec 7, 2007)
What Does Doctoroff's Transition to Bloomberg, LP Mean? (NY Times, Dec 7, 2007)
Doctoroff Steps Down (NY Times, Dec 7, 2007)
When Residents Weigh In on Gentrification (City Room, Dec 7, 2007)
Dan Doctoroff Reflects on His Tenure at City Hall (WNYC, Dec 7, 2007)
Retiring Community Board Chair Reflects on Tenure, Council Run (Columbia Spectator, Dec 6, 2007)
At the end of the month, Jordi Reyes-Montblanc, the chair of Manhattan Community Board 9 in Harlem, will wrap up a chairmanship that followed Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion plan from its infancy, argued over the best ways to rezone 125th street, and revitalized the Harlem Piers, all amid hundreds of requests for sidewalk cafe licenses and street renamings. He is eyeing a run for Councilmember Robert Jackson's term-limited seat in 2009 as either an Independent or a Republican.
Preservationists Question Columbia's Expansion Plan (AM New York, Dec 6, 2007)
In a Park Known for Battles, a Lost Fight Over Its Renovation (City Room, Dec 6, 2007)
State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Take Land from Energy Company for Parkland (Brooklyn Papers, Dec 6, 2007)
Doctoroff Is Leaving Bloomberg Administration (City Room, Dec 6, 2007)
State Sen. Carl Kruger Paid for Protest at Coney Project Hearing (Daily News, Dec 5, 2007)
Stalled Brooklyn Arts District Regains Momentum (NY Times, Dec 5, 2007)
Metro Area Leads Nation in Most "Walkable Urban Places." (NY Post, Dec 5, 2007)
Vying to Develop Hudson Yards (New York Magazine, Dec 4, 2007)
Spitzer Battles Indian Point, Alarming Businesses (NY Sun, Dec 4, 2007)
Loews Kings Theater in Flatbush Remains Shut Despite Efforts (Daily News, Dec 4, 2007)
Committee Favors 125th St. Rezoning With Amendments (Columbia Spectator, Dec 4, 2007)
Renovation at Washington Square Park (NY Times, Dec 4, 2007)
Columbia Expansion Gets Uglier (Village Voice, Dec 4, 2007)
Developing a New Role: Architects Become Developers (Crain's, Dec 2, 2007)
Deutsche Bank Demolition Misses Deadline (Crain's, Dec 2, 2007)
City Urged to Rethink Rail Access to West Side (NY Times, Dec 1, 2007)
Tower Planned Atop Port Authority Bus Terminal (NY Times, Nov 30, 2007)
Resignations Over Columbia Harlem Expansion (The Real Estate, Nov 30, 2007)
Elected Officials Call for Independent Security Study of Atlantic Yards (Courier-Life, Nov 30, 2007)
Towering Threat Over LES Supermarket (AM New York, Nov 30, 2007)
Mayoral Candidate says Eminent Domain Will be Big Issue in '09 (Metro, Nov 30, 2007)
Queens Councilmember Tony Avella believes eminent domain abuse will be a big issue in the 2009 election. “We’re talking about three neighborhoods in three different boroughs,” said Avella, a mayoral candidate.
Heated Debate Surrounds Plan to Develop Willets Points (AM New York, Nov 29, 2007)
Queens Businesses Gave Thousands to Key Councilmember (NY Post, Nov 29, 2007)
Queens businesses fighting the proposed redevelopment of Willets Point section gave nearly $30,000 to City Councilmember Melinda Katz, who as chair of the powerful Land Use Committee, could help block the project. Katz is running city comptroller.
Can New York Be Too Successful? (City Room, Nov 29, 2007)
Developers on Panel Seem Overwhelmed by Popularity of New York (NY Observer, Nov 29, 2007)
Unions: Redevelopment Projects Should Have Affordable Housing Guarantees (Daily News, Nov 29, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Ombudsman Is Named (City Room, Nov 28, 2007)
After 10 Years and 3 Plans, UN Renovation Is in Sight (NY Times, Nov 28, 2007)
Proposed Skyscarper Would be Brooklyn's Tallest (Daily News, Nov 28, 2007)
Manhattanville Rezoning Documentary (WPIX, Nov 28, 2007)
Vacancies Despite Ripe Real Estate Market (City Limits, Nov 27, 2007)
Roosevelt Memorial Revived (Newsday, Nov 27, 2007)
Columbia Expansion Gets Nod (Daily News, Nov 27, 2007)
Did the Destruction of Penn Station Really Spark the Landmarks Movement? (NY Times, Nov 27, 2007)
Flushing Commons Changes Spur Outrage (Daily News, Nov 27, 2007)
Brooklyn Bridge Park Stalled (Daily News, Nov 27, 2007)
]Ombudsman Resigned from Council in 2004 Because $175,000 Wasn't Enough (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov 27, 2007)
Planning Panel Approves Columbia Expansion (City Room, Nov 26, 2007)
Willets Point Development Video (Curbed, Nov 26, 2007)
Council's Role in Private Development To Expand (NY Sun, Nov 26, 2007)
The City Council is seeking to expand its role in private development with a new task force to assess new projects' impacts on city infrastructure.
Social Planner: Amanda Burden (New York Magazine, Nov 26, 2007)
Delay for Demolition of Greenpoint Sludge Facility (Greenpoint Star, Nov 26, 2007)
Are Condos Bad for Schools? (New York Magazine, Nov 25, 2007)
A Brooklyn Arena and the Street: What’s the Right Distance? (NY Times, Nov 24, 2007)
Construction Deaths Drop (Daily News, Nov 21, 2007)
Competition to Develop West Side Railyards Begins (NY Observer, Nov 21, 2007)
Rezoning Battle Rocks Rockaways (Daily News, Nov 21, 2007)
Putting the Atlantic Yards Arena in a Secure Place (City Room, Nov 21, 2007)
Coney Island Development Meeting Scuttled (Daily Politics, Nov 21, 2007)
City Claims Final Private Island in East River (NY Times, Nov 20, 2007)
Public Responds to Hudson Yards Proposals (Daily News, Nov 20, 2007)
When the Gown Devours the Town (City Room, Nov 16, 2007)
Long Island City Business Gets Jamaica's Tax Breaks (NY Observer, Nov 16, 2007)
Local Development Corporation Seeks Over $100 Million from Columbia (NY Observer, Nov 15, 2007)
The Limits of Gentrification in Red Hook (New York Magazine, Nov 14, 2007)
Families of Firefighters Killed in Bank Building Fire to Sue City, State (Newsday, Nov 14, 2007)
Seaport Prepares for Future Development (AM New York, Nov 13, 2007)
Mayor Defends Contract to Build a Bronx Golf Course (NY Post, Nov 10, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday rapped a city-comptroller audit of a problem-plagued contract to build a Bronx golf course - and defended predecessor Rudy Giuliani for entering into the costly deal.
City Unveils Redevelopment Plan for Coney Island (AM New York, Nov 9, 2007)
Greepoint Industrial Complex Landmarked (Greenpoint Star, Nov 9, 2007)
A Starbucks on Every Brooklyn Corner? (Brownstoner, Nov 9, 2007)
Brooklyn: Navy Yard Development (NY Times, Nov 8, 2007)
Future of Coney Island to Be Unveiled (Daily News, Nov 8, 2007)
Security Study Urged for Atlantic Yards (NY Times, Nov 8, 2007)
Port Authority Sets Out Ambitious Plans (NY Times, Nov 7, 2007)
PlaNYC a Real Estate Plan "Dressed in Green" (Courier-Life, Nov 2, 2007)
If Madison Square Garden Moves, Bloomberg will End $11 Million Tax Break (Daily News, Nov 2, 2007)
Video Renderings of Downtown Brooklyn in 2012 (NY Post, Nov 1, 2007)
With Development Booming, City Designates Seven New Landmarks (AM New York, Oct 31, 2007)
Landmark Protection Sought for South Village (Metro, Oct 31, 2007)
Doctoroff Fight to Save Development Plans (NY Sun, Oct 31, 2007)
With the countdown clock in City Hall today showing 792 days until the arrival of a new mayor, the Bloomberg administration is facing the tall task of implementing its ambitious, mostly market-driven development plans at the very time that the local economy appears headed toward a slowdown.
Council Rezones Brooklyn (NY Times, Oct 30, 2007)
The City Council approved rezoning 206 blocks of Bedford-Stuyvesant yesterday, moving to protect the historic charm that has attracted a flood of new residents to the area and to spur economic development and the construction of low-cost housing along major thoroughfares.
Council Bill Could Put Cap on Dormitory Sizes (NY Sun, Oct 26, 2007)
A rule that allows dormitories to be larger than an area is zoned for gets reconsidered.
City’s New Traffic Plan for Park Row Draws Chinatown Fire (The Villager, Oct 26, 2007)
Council Pushes for Regulation Of Construction Site Blasting (NY Sun, Oct 25, 2007)
The Bloomberg Administration and the City Council are at odds over a bill regulating the use of explosives at construction sites.
Astroland to Return for Another Year (Associated Press, Oct 25, 2007)
Merrill Lynch May Leave Downtown for Midtown (NY Times, Oct 25, 2007)
New ‘Moynihan Station’ Plans (Daily News, Oct 24, 2007)
The state unveiled a revised $14 billion plan for the Penn Station area Tuesday, featuring a new Madison Square Garden and a pair of grand transit hubs.
State Finally To Make Move On Penn Station (NY Sun, Oct 22, 2007)
In a boost to the planned multibillion-dollar remake of Pennsylvania Station, the state is expected to release an environmental planning document today, a required first step in a lengthy approval process for the far-reaching development plans.
More Than 100 Residents Evicted from Illegal Lofts in Ridgewood (NY Times, Oct 19, 2007)
Man Eyes More Manhattan Acreage (NY Times, Oct 16, 2007)
Luxury Development Proposed Near World Trade Center (Newsday, Oct 16, 2007)
Big Development Plans for Hunter's Point, Queens (Greenpoint Star, Oct 12, 2007)
Avella Opposes Residential Tree Planting Plan (Queens Tribune, Oct 12, 2007)
Columbia's Expansion and Community Planning Reform in Manhattan (City Limits, Oct 11, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Opponents Continue Their Fight in Court (NY Times, Oct 10, 2007)
Where Harlem May Go (AM New York, Oct 9, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Challenge Hits Appeals Court (NY Sun, Oct 9, 2007)
Ticket Booth Eyes Spring Opening (NY Times, Oct 9, 2007)
Long Delayed Subway Line Exposes Neighborhood’s Nerves (NY Times, Oct 9, 2007)
What’s Daniel Libeskind Building in Manhattan Now? (New York Magazine, Oct 3, 2007)
Residents Around Jamaica Rezoning Concerned About Sewer Infrastructure (Times-Ledger, Oct 2, 2007)
Domino Developer Lobbies City (NY Post, Oct 1, 2007)
The developers planning to convert the old Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront into condos have forked over at least $577,000 to lobby city officials for a zoning change needed to break ground on the $1.2 billion project, records show.
New Plaza at Tangled Intersection in Meat Packing District (StreetsBlog, Sep 28, 2007)
De Blasio Talks Real Estate With Brooklyn Bloggers (Brownstoner, Sep 28, 2007)
Officials Boost Columbia Expansion (NY Sun, Sep 27, 2007)
Manhattan President Supports Columbia Expansion (NY Observer, Sep 27, 2007)
Rising Rents Threaten Independent Businesses on Upper West Side (AM New York, Sep 26, 2007)
Rezoning Would Limit West Side High-rises (NY Times, Sep 26, 2007)
The City Council unanimously passed a rezoning plan yesterday that limits the spread of high-rise buildings along 51 blocks on the Upper West Side.
New Rules to Allow Outdoor Dining in Winter (Daily News, Sep 25, 2007)
City Cancels Plans for Randalls Island Water Park (Daily News, Sep 22, 2007)
The city pulled the plug yesterday on an eight-year plan to build a suburban-style water park on Randalls Island. The decision was a victory for area residents who opposed the 26-acre water park, which was first proposed in 1999 and was approved in April 2006.
Eminent Domain Opposed for New Subway Opposed by Catsimatidis (NY Sun, Sep 21, 2007)
Mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis, who owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, may fight the state's attempt to condemn part of his supermarket on East 86th Street to make way for the Second Avenue subway line.
'Last stand' for Williamsburg Hispanic Market (AM New York, Sep 21, 2007)
Report Shows Strong Office Real Estate Market (NY Observer, Sep 20, 2007)
New School Plans New Building on Fifth Avenue (Metro, Sep 19, 2007)
Randalls Island Proposal Troubled (AM New York, Sep 18, 2007)
Controller Faults City on Extending Water Park Deadline (Daily News, Sep 18, 2007)
The Parks Department broke a city law by giving a secret extension to the developer of a Randalls Island water park after the company blew the deadline to line up financing, a top city official charged yesterday.
Push Is Growing for U.S. Funding of Remaking of Penn Station (NY Sun, Sep 13, 2007)
Stated Meeting: Jamaica Rezoned to Create Transit Hub (Gotham Gazette, Sep 11, 2007)
City Backs SoHo Trump Tower (Associated Press, Sep 11, 2007)
Final Designs For Three WTC Site Towers (WNYC, Sep 7, 2007)
Spitzer Signs New Bills Expanding Power of Department of Buildings (Brownstoner, Sep 7, 2007)
Construction at Ground Zero Moves Ahead (NY Post, Sep 5, 2007)
Plan for Jamaica Draws Cheers and Boos (Queens Courier, Sep 4, 2007)
Eminent Domain in Coney Island? (AM New York, Aug 29, 2007)
Columbia Street Awaits Gentrification (NY Times, Aug 28, 2007)
Residents Question Harlem Park Plan (AM New York, Aug 28, 2007)
Council Speaker Joins Coney Island Negotiations (NY Post, Aug 27, 2007)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is now actively involved in the negotiations over whether developer Joseph Sitt will get to build his controversial $1.5 billion entertainment complex.
Astroland Park Negotiations at Standstill (NY Post, Aug 24, 2007)
Council Committee Backs Rezoning Plan to Turn Jamaica Into an ‘Airport Village’ (NY Times, Aug 23, 2007)
Community Board Votes Against Columbia University Expansion (Newsday, Aug 22, 2007)
City Checking if Builders are Violating Stop-Work Orders (Staten Island Advance, Aug 17, 2007)
Attempt to Relocate Chinatown "Bus Depot" to Residential Area Thwarted (Chelsea Now, Aug 17, 2007)
Getting Grassroots on Board With Development (City Limits, Aug 14, 2007)
Merrill Lynch Might Relocate to Midtown (NY Sun, Aug 14, 2007)
Politicians Seek Say in Atlantic Yards (NY Post, Aug 9, 2007)
Housing Deal Includes Break for Atlantic Yards (NY Post, Aug 8, 2007)
The Bloomberg administration yesterday agreed to back a compromise state bill give $200 million in exclusive property-tax breaks for developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, as opposed to the $300 million in the original bill, and provides tax exemptions to the controversial megaproject for 15 years rather than 25.
City Designates Pools Landmarks (Newsday, Aug 3, 2007)
Columbia University Seeks to Expand Campus (Associated Press, Aug 2, 2007)
Hotelier Plans Cleanup, Threatens Lounge (NY Observer, Aug 1, 2007)
WTC Stairs May Move to Bay (Daily News, Aug 1, 2007)
Wall Collapse at Construction Site Fans Anger on Upper Westside (NY Times, Jul 27, 2007)
Ratner and City Near Housing Compromise (NY Post, Jul 26, 2007)
Fordham Plans Expansion of Lincoln Square Campus (NY Sun, Jul 26, 2007)
Coney Island Plan Threatens Historic Site (AM New York, Jul 25, 2007)
Housing, Open Space Planned for Domino Sugar Site (NY Sun, Jul 25, 2007)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn's Real Estate Connections (NY Observer, Jul 20, 2007)
Area Residents Fight Queens College Dormitory (Metro, Jul 18, 2007)
Historic Battery Maritime Building Slated for Makeover (Metro, Jul 12, 2007)
Middle East Investors Buying More Buildings (NY Sun, Jul 12, 2007)
City Moves Brooklyn and Queens Rezoning (NY Sun, Jul 12, 2007)
The City Planning Commission passed two sweeping rezoning plans yesterday in an effort to curb out of scale development on residential streets of three neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.
Gritty Coney (Washington Post, Jul 11, 2007)
Official Sees Possible Risk in Big Project in Brooklyn (NY Times, Jul 2, 2007)
A debate over Atlantic Yards may be revived because of a lawsuit that has wrung free hundreds of pages of internal documents.
Albany (NY Observer, Jun 28, 2007)
Sunnyside Gardens Approved as Historic District (NY Post, Jun 27, 2007)
Queens Councilman Backs Historic Preservation Plan (NY Post, Jun 26, 2007)
A plan to create the largest historic district in Queens - including more than 600 homes - will get a boost today when a local councilman lends his support at a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
New JP Morgan Chase Building Revealed (Metro, Jun 22, 2007)
Bill Gives Nod to Atlantic Yards (NY Observer, Jun 21, 2007)
City Beats Challenge on Waste Center (NY Sun, Jun 21, 2007)
For the second time in a year, the city has fended off a lawsuit challenging its plan to build a waste transfer station on East 91st Street and the East River.
Sunnyside Landmark Status Divides Neighborhood (AM New York, Jun 15, 2007)
Bloomberg (NY Sun, Jun 14, 2007)
Public Face of Atlantic Yards Resigns (NY Observer, Jun 14, 2007)
NYC's Hotel Development Booms (Crain's, Jun 5, 2007)
Albany Could Trash City's Garbage Plan (NY Sun, Jun 1, 2007)
Five Plans to Make Governors Island Fantasy Island (New York Magazine, May 30, 2007)
New Projects Spur Evictions in Brooklyn (Village Voice, May 30, 2007)
Biggest Building Site in Manhattan Up for Auction (NY Times, May 17, 2007)
The Bloomberg administration envisions the equivalent of five Empire State Buildings rising on the Far West Side.
City Said to Be Scaling Back Plans for Red Hook Waterfront (NY Sun, May 14, 2007)
Plan Would Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard (Metro, May 10, 2007)
Guidelines for Development of Hudson Yards Announced (NY Post, May 9, 2007)
City to Aid Long Island City Development (NY Sun, May 9, 2007)
The city is offering help worth more than $30 million to one of the city's developers, as it plans to be the anchor tenant in a proposed Queens office tower.
Ombudsman Slated for Atlantic Yards Project (Metro, May 8, 2007)
World Trade Center 3 Building Plans Unveiled (NY Post, May 4, 2007)
Harlem Parcels Are Bought for $940 Million (NY Observer, May 3, 2007)
How the Abandoned High Line Became a Glamorous Brand (New York Magazine, May 2, 2007)
Mayor Takes Step To Redevelop Area Adjacent to Shea Stadium (NY Sun, May 2, 2007)
A polluted 60-acre nest of heavy metal near Shea Stadium in Queens could be transformed into a mega-complex featuring housing and retail space.
Battle of West Side Pier Heats Up Over Big Developments (NY Sun, Apr 27, 2007)
Office Tower Could Rise Over Bus Terminal (NY Sun, Apr 25, 2007)
With rents in Midtown Manhattan reaching record highs and vacancy rates dipping to new lows, developers are showing a renewed interest in building a 42-story office tower above the Port Authority bus station. The board of the Port Authority today is expected to approve the resumption of negotiations with two prominent developers for the purchase of the lucrative air rights above the bus terminal on Eighth Avenue.
Chase Threatens to Leave City (NY Times, Apr 25, 2007)
JPMorgan Chase is threatening to move thousands of employees from Midtown to Stamford, Connecticut, if New York officials do not give it a larger subsidy package to build a 50-story skyscraper near Ground Zero, according to real estate executives and government officials. Chase struck a tentative deal with the Port Authority in late March to pay about $300 million for the development rights at the site of the soon-to-be-demolished Deutsche Bank building. Chase planned to build a 1.3-million-square-foot tower there and move thousands of employees from Park Avenue to Lower Manhattan, in what was widely regarded as a boon for Lower Manhattan, which has lost jobs since the 9/11 attacks.
Atlantic Yards Demolition Begins (NY Post, Apr 24, 2007)
Official Calls for More Governors Island Funds (NY Sun, Apr 18, 2007)
Musicians Ask City to Help to Save Clubs from Development (Metro, Apr 18, 2007)
Windows on the World Owner Named as Head of Lower Manhattan Development Corp (NY Sun, Apr 17, 2007)
City to Unveil Colossal Plans for Hudson Yards (NY Sun, Apr 13, 2007)
Western Queens Carries Increasing Toxic Burden (NY Sun, Apr 12, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Opponents File New Lawsuit (NY Sun, Apr 5, 2007)
Bank Seeks to Build Downtown Tower (NY Times, Apr 4, 2007)
JPMorgan Chase is in negotiations with state and city officials to build a 1.3 million-square-foot skyscraper near ground zero and bring thousands of employees downtown from Midtown, according to government officials involved in the negotiations.
Members of Council Relish Victory Over Wal-Mart (NY Sun, Mar 29, 2007)
The declaration by Wal-Mart's chief executive that the retailer will abandon efforts to open a store in Manhattan is prompting gloating by some City Council members.
Costs Rise for New Rail Station Near Yankee Stadium (Metro, Mar 28, 2007)
Parks Department Takes A Second Look At Coney Island Beachfront Project (Daily News, Mar 19, 2007)
The Parks Department is taking a second crack at spicing up the Coney Island beachfront with action-packed activities after similar plans fizzled last season. The agency is looking for contractors to operate "rock-climbing walls, rappelling walls, trampolines, ropes courses and trapeze," according to a request for bids released recently.
Moynihan Station Plan Inches Ahead (Daily News, Mar 19, 2007)
The long-awaited project to turn the James A. Farley General Post Office into an extension of Penn Station will take a major leap forward this spring. The state is expected to close on a $230 million purchase of the city's main post office - five years after former Gov. George Pataki negotiated the purchase price, state economic czar Pat Foye said.
Bill Would Save Landmarks (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2007)
Spitzer Considers Changes to Javits Plan, at City Hall (Daily News, Mar 12, 2007)
Sunnyside Split Over Whether to Landmark the Queens Neighborhood (Metro, Mar 7, 2007)
Plan to Shut Red Hook Docks Halted (Daily News, Mar 2, 2007)
City Releases Plans for Downtown Jamaica (Times-Ledger, Feb 23, 2007)
Last-Minute Sale Of Governor's Office In Manhattan Sparks Probe (NY Post, Feb 20, 2007)
Housing Market Heats Up In NYC Again (NY Times, Feb 20, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Expected To Begin ConstructionToday (With Some Demolition) (Daily News, Feb 20, 2007)
Officials Trying To Stop Sale Of Starrett City (NY 1, Feb 20, 2007)
State to Take Another Look at Plans for Moynihan Station (Metro, Feb 16, 2007)
Three Centuries of City Churches Provide An Architectural Treasure (City Journal, Feb 16, 2007)
New Law Limits (NY Post, Feb 16, 2007)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday signed two bills setting tougher sanctions on engineers and architects who falsely certify plans, usually to avoid limits set by the city's zoning code. The new legislation allows the city to revoke self-certification privileges of any architect or engineer cited for two violations within a year and would list the revocations on the buildings department’s Web site.
Brooklyn Movie Studio Expands to Take on Hollywood (Daily News, Feb 14, 2007)
Charles Gargano, Nepotism and the Future of the Brooklyn Waterfront (Village Voice, Feb 14, 2007)
Spitzer, in Reversal, Is Expected to Approve Freedom Tower, Officials Say (, Feb 13, 2007)
With the downtown real estate market improving rapidly, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is expected to abandon his criticism of the Freedom Tower as a looming white elephant and to approve construction of the tower, which would rise 1,776 feet at ground zero, according to city, state and Port Authority officials
Spitzer Reviewing Javits Expansion Deal (NY Post, Feb 9, 2007)
City Subsidy Of Atlantic Yards More Than Doubles, To $205 Million (NY Post, Jan 30, 2007)
Council Members Choose Locations For New Street Toilets; Some Don't Want Them (New York Magazine, Jan 30, 2007)
Planned Housing Project in Bronx to Be Affordable (NY Times, Jan 17, 2007)
Developer Promises Changes in East Side Tower After Criticism from Landmarks Commission (NY Sun, Jan 17, 2007)
A Hotel (Metro, Jan 17, 2007)
Old Money And New Construction: On Upper East Side, A Proposed Condo Tower Pits Rich And Famous Against Rich And Famous (Washington Post, Jan 16, 2007)
Profile Of Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, Known For Her Attention To Detail (NY Times, Jan 16, 2007)
Atlantic Yards Project Foes Take Fight To Court (AM New York, Jan 5, 2007)
Having cleared all political hurdles, developer Bruce Ratner's plan to build the $4.2 billion Atlantic Yards complex is still facing legal obstacles from Brooklyn residents who will lose their homes.
Silvercup Studios Would Benefit from Council (Daily News, Dec 20, 2006)
City lawmakers agreed yesterday on a plan to revamp a program that gives tax breaks to housing developers, and the biggest winner may be Silvercup Studios, the production home of "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City."
Council To Vote on Property Tax Breaks Today (NY Post, Dec 20, 2006)
The City Council plans to approve a bill today that will expand the number of neighborhoods that require a certain amount of affordable housing to be built in exchange for tax credits on luxury housing.
Push For Delay In Atlantic Yards Vote (NY Sun, Dec 19, 2006)
Fate of Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn Hinges on Nod of One Man (NY Times, Dec 18, 2006)
The fate of the $4 billion Atlantic Yards project comes down to Sheldon Silver, the state Assembly speaker from Manhattan.
No Luxury Condos in Latest Plan for Southwest Brooklyn Waterfront (NY Post, Dec 15, 2006)
State Begins Laying Groundwork for Possible Use of Eminent Domain at Atlantic Yards (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2006)
Bloomberg Plans To Unveil A Set Of Development Goals To Handle NYC's Growth (Wall Street Journal, Dec 12, 2006)
Property Taxes Need Fix, Says Finance Commissioner Martha Stark (NY Sun, Dec 12, 2006)
High Line Threatened By Plans For Development, Advocate Says (Metro, Dec 8, 2006)
MTA Gives $11M To Parks Dept. For Use Of Playground To Start Constructing Second Avenue Subway (Metro, Dec 5, 2006)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will pay $11 million to the Parks Dept. for the use of a playground at 96th Street to serve as a staging area for construction of the Second Avenue Subway. “We couldn’t build a new playground, because there isn’t any real estate available in a neighborhood like that,” said Joshua Laird, chief of planning for the Parks Dept. “So we’re fixing up other parks in the area that are going to receive more use.” Yet the three parks getting the money — Thomas Jefferson, Marcus Garvey and Harlem River Park — are between 16 to 31 blocks away from the Marx Brothers Playground at 96th and Second.
Battle Over Condo Conversion At Manhattan House Apartment Building, With Charges Of Tenant Harassment (New York Magazine, Dec 5, 2006)
Owners to Sell Starrett City in Brooklyn (, Dec 1, 2006)
Starrett City, built 30 years ago as an enclave for working-class New Yorkers, is on the auction block.
Whitney Agrees to Open Museum Downtown at Entrance to High Line (NY Times, Nov 28, 2006)
Bloomberg Administration Is Developing Land Use Plan to Accommodate Future Populations (NY Times, Nov 27, 2006)
Faced with a shrinking inventory of vacant land, the Bloomberg administration next month will unveil its goals for accommodating the city’s growing population over the next 25 years and the municipal services that nine million or more New Yorkers will require.
Trump to Build Condo Hotel in Soho (Daily News, Nov 17, 2006)
Stuyvesant Town Deal Could be in Peril (Crain's, Nov 16, 2006)
New Mets Stadium Groundbreaking; Called Citi Field (After The Bank), It Will Include Jackie Robinson Rotunda (Daily News, Nov 14, 2006)
Council Member, Building Owner at Odds Over Landmarking (NY Sun, Nov 10, 2006)
A building owner and a City Council member are squaring off over an upcoming landmarking battle on the Upper East Side.
Bloomberg (Daily News, Nov 9, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg's ambitious plan to eliminate student overcrowding by constructing new schools now calls for seven fewer buildings - and 3,000 fewer new seats - than initially proposed.
Lower East Side Plan Calls For Cap On Building Height Of Eight Stories (NY Post, Nov 7, 2006)
Google (Village Voice, Nov 2, 2006)
City Defends Redesign Plans for Washington Square Park (NY Sun, Nov 1, 2006)
State appellate judges yesterday grilled a city attorney who argued that the Bloomberg administration adhered to the democratic process when it gained approval for a $16 million redesign of Washington Square Park.
New Historical Society Project Would Stir Up Skyline, and Residents (NY Times, Nov 1, 2006)
The New-York Historical Society wants to begin a $20 million renovation of its landmark building that would also allow a developer to build a 23-story glass apartment tower behind the society’s museum and library.
City Set To Present Plan for Lower East Side (NY Sun, Nov 1, 2006)
The renaissance of the East Village and Lower East Side during the past decade is one of the city's great success stories. But recently the area's growth has bumped head on into a lively spirit of community activism, and residents are fighting to preserve some local flavor.
Landmarks Commission Holds Hearing on Norman Foster (NY Sun, Oct 25, 2006)
Pedestrian Plaza Proposed For Cobblestone Streets Of Meatpacking District (NY Post, Oct 24, 2006)
Chinatown Residents Say They Want Police Headquarters To Move; City Hall Says No (Metro, Oct 24, 2006)
City Plans Middle-Income Housing in Queens (NY Times, Oct 20, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans yesterday to buy 24 acres of Queens waterfront property for a towering development that would be the largest middle-income housing complex built in New York City in more than 30 years.
Critics Point To Peril Of Selling Shut Firehouses, Citing Increased Fire Response Times (Daily News, Oct 19, 2006)
Pataki Demands Quick Approval of Moynihan Station (NY Post, Oct 18, 2006)
Proposed Tower On Madison Avenue, Promoted By Its Developer As (NY Sun, Oct 17, 2006)
City Hall Plans To Sell Shuttered Firehouses (Daily News, Oct 13, 2006)
New York City Acts to Add Low-Cost Homes (, Oct 11, 2006)
A proposed change to a popular tax break could steer more developers toward creating affordable housing.
Ten Counties in Nation With Highest Property Taxes Are All In NY Metro Area, But None In NYC (Daily News, Oct 5, 2006)
Office Rents Soar in Manhattan as Vacancies Plunge (NY Sun, Oct 5, 2006)
Bloomberg to Head Memorial Foundation (NY Times, Oct 4, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the sharpest critics of the planning and fund-raising for the 9/11 memorial, would take over the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation as chairperson under an arrangement brokered by members of its board, government officials and board members said yesterday.
The Bronx (Village Voice, Sep 29, 2006)
City Abandons Plan to Buy Railyards (NY Times, Sep 27, 2006)
The Bloomberg administration is giving up on its plan to buy the development rights over the West Side railyards from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for $500 million. Instead, the city and the authority would do what critics said they should have done in the first place: rezone the 13-acre railyard on the west side of 11th Avenue between 30th and 33rd Streets for high-rise development and sell it to a developer through a bidding process.
City Planners Recommend 8% Reduction in Atlantic Yards (, Sep 26, 2006)
The City Planning Commission is recommending that the developer Forest City Ratner reduce the size of its $4.2 billion Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn by 8 percent, eliminating about 600 apartments but leaving the tallest tower in the complex untouched. At its meeting yesterday, the commission said the developer should cut back the massive project, which stretches three long blocks along Atlantic Avenue from Flatbush to Vanderbilt Avenues, from 8.65 million square feet to roughly 8 million square feet. The Atlantic Yards proposal embraces a glass-walled arena for the New Jersey Nets basketball team, more than 6,000 apartments, 16 towers and a hotel on 22 acres near Downtown Brooklyn. The recommendations do not call for the developer to reduce the height of the project’s tallest building, as the Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz, many civic leaders and local residents had hoped. Known as Miss Brooklyn — its architect, Frank Gehry, described it as a bride with flowing veils — the 650-foot tower would loom about 10 stories over the nearby Williamsburgh Savings Bank building, a 512-foot clock tower that has dominated the borough’s skyline for decades. ... The planning commission does not have a formal role in the review process under way with the state’s Economic Development Corporation. But planners have been working closely with Forest City Ratner on refining the Atlantic Yards plan in response to critics who fear that the project would overwhelm the surrounding brownstone neighborhoods and clog an already congested area with traffic. It was not clear if the recommendations would be legally binding even if the developer accepted them.
How To Navigate The Real Estate Market (Part Of Special Issue On NYC Real Estate) (New York Magazine, Sep 26, 2006)
Pataki Again Dodges a Vote on Moynihan Station Plans (NY Times, Sep 21, 2006)
The Pataki administration took a proposal to convert the city’s main post office to a grand transit hub off the table again rather than risk a vote against it.
Court Rules in Favor of Upper East Side Garbage Facility (NY Sun, Sep 20, 2006)
Big Box Stores Threaten to Squeeze Out Manufacturers (Metro, Sep 20, 2006)
Landmarks Preservation Commission Considers Designating Crown Heights (NY Sun, Sep 19, 2006)
City Hall (NY Sun, Sep 15, 2006)
Delay in Approval of Moynihan Station Could Cost Millions (NY Sun, Sep 13, 2006)
A First Look at Freedom Tower (, Sep 8, 2006)
The developer of the new World Trade Center unveiled the designs yesterday for three gargantuan skyscrapers at ground zero that would serve as steppingstones to the Freedom Tower and, with it, remake the New York skyline.
Developer Said To Cut Size Of Atlantic Yards Project In Brooklyn (, Sep 5, 2006)
Facing mounting criticism of its $4.2 billion Atlantic Yards project, the developer Forest City Ratner plans to reduce the size of the complex by 6 to 8 percent, eliminating hundreds of apartments from the largest development proposal in the city, according to government officials and executives working with the developer. Forest City is also considering reducing the height of the project’s tallest tower, which is known as Miss Brooklyn, to get it under the height of the borough’s tallest building, the nearby Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower, according to real estate executives.
Suit Is Filed Against the Whitney Over Plans To Expand Museum (NY Sun, Sep 1, 2006)
Upper East Side residents who want to stop the Whitney Museum of American Art's planned expansion have filed suit against the city, hoping to rewind the approval process and force the museum to scale back its plan.
As Madison Square Garden Lobbyist, D (NY Sun, Aug 30, 2006)
Traditional Allies Split Over Plans for Bronx Jail (Village Voice, Aug 30, 2006)
2 Failed Bidders For General Motors Building Sue The Winner, Claiming The Process Was Rigged (NY Times, Aug 29, 2006)
Pressure Mounts To Curb The Size Of Atlantic Yards (NY Sun, Aug 29, 2006)
Comptroller Hevesi Outlines Concerns About Moynihan Station, Such As Its Cost (Metro, Aug 29, 2006)
Raucous Meeting on Atlantic Yards Plan Hints at Hardening Stances (NY Times, Aug 24, 2006)
An overflow crowd vehemently laid out the pros and cons of the proposed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn for seven hours last night at a raucous public meeting. Their passions suggested that opinions had only hardened in the three years since development plans were announced. … Clamor over the 22-acre project seems to have grown since last month, when a draft environmental impact statement said the project would choke traffic at dozens of already busy intersections and strain the area’s infrastructure. The development would alter the skyline just east of Downtown Brooklyn with a basketball arena and 16 buildings with nearly 7,000 units of housing.
Boos And Cheers At Environmental Impact Hearing For Atlantic Yards (Daily News, Aug 24, 2006)
Nearly 1,000 people, including singer Roberta Flack, Borough President Marty Markowitz and a host of politicians and union leaders, made it in while hundreds more waited outside, hoping for a chance to say their piece. Critics complain Forest City Ratner's $4.2 billion project, which includes 7,000 units of housing, is being rushed through. Last night's hearing was convened by the Empire State Development Corp. to allow the public to register concerns about potential environmental impacts highlighted in a 1,400-page draft report. But the heated rhetoric focused almost exclusively on the pros and cons of the project itself. Union tradesmen shouted their support, squaring off with a large contingent of local residents opposed to it.
Gubernatorial Candidate Spitzer Attempting To Put Brakes On Bloomberg-Favored Projects (NY Times, Aug 24, 2006)
Garment District Businesses Fear Real Estate Speculation (Metro, Aug 24, 2006)
Critics and Supporters to Weigh in on Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Development Plan (Newsday, Aug 23, 2006)
Brooklynites will get one of their last chances Wednesday to voice their concerns about the environmental impact of the biggest development in the history of their borough
Silver Delays Plans for Moynihan Station (Daily News, Aug 21, 2006)
Bloomberg Rips Pataki For Preventing NYPD Commissioner From Joining Port Authority Board (Daily News, Aug 18, 2006)
World Trade Center Construction Begins (Daily News, Aug 16, 2006)
Big rigs began another big dig yesterday at Ground Zero. Heavy equipment was rolled down into The Pit by E.E. Cruz & Co. as the New Jersey contractor prepared to build the foundation for the World Trade Center Memorial.
Proposed Tower Would Top Off Times Square Revival (Daily News, Aug 15, 2006)
In Tribeca, City (NY Sun, Aug 14, 2006)
NYC Still Transforming Since 9/11 (Voice of America, Aug 14, 2006)
City Hopes $650 M In Tax Breaks Will Boost Hudson Yards Development (Metro, Aug 8, 2006)
Atlantic Yards, An Epic New York Tale Of Money, Influence, Social Policy, Race Relations, And Real Estate (New York Magazine, Aug 8, 2006)
Bronx Group Files Lawsuit To Stop New Yankee Stadium (Metro, Aug 4, 2006)
Critics Question Incentives for West Side Developers (NY Sun, Aug 3, 2006)
Slow Pace of Evictions Delays Downtown Transit Hub (Metro, Aug 2, 2006)
Near Atlantic Yards, Arts District Transforms Downtown Brookyln (Village Voice, Aug 2, 2006)
City Offers $650M West Side Tax Lure (Daily News, Jul 31, 2006)
The city proposed a tax break worth up to $650 million yesterday to help get West Side development off the ground.
How Met Life Is Cashing in on Real Estate Boom (ie Sold Its Namesake Building) (NY Sun, Jul 27, 2006)
Key Tenant of 7 World Trade Center Pulls Out of Lease (NY Times, Jul 27, 2006)
22 Acres Slated For Atlantic Yards Officially Declared (NY Times, Jul 25, 2006)
The Internal Revenue Service Approves City's Bond to Build New Stadiums (Daily News, Jul 20, 2006)
The IRS gave the thumbs up to the city yesterday to issue $1.6 billion in bonds so the Yankees and Mets can build new stadiums.
Project Would Have Huge Impacts (NY Times, Jul 19, 2006)
A 1,400-page study released yesterday for the first time lays out all the potential effects of the proposed Atlantic Yards project, an 8.7-million-square-foot residential, commercial, and arena development that would spread over 22 acres near Downtown Brooklyn.
Report Will Fan Controversy Over Project (Metro, Jul 19, 2006)
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Atlantic Yards Project is likely to make the dispute over the arena and residential project in downtown Brooklyn even more heated.
Library Long Promised For Long Island City Still Doesn't Exist (Metro, Jul 18, 2006)
Should School Yards Be Open to the Public? (Metro, Jul 17, 2006)
Crowd Gathers to Protest Size of Atlantic Yards Plan (NY Times, Jul 17, 2006)
Silver Is Poised To Wrest Concessions Before Crucial Javits Vote (NY Sun, Jul 13, 2006)
Chinese Firm Tussle Over Space in World Trade Center (NY Sun, Jul 12, 2006)
A Chinese company's plan to lease the top five floors in the new 7 World Trade Center appears to be dead. Larry Silverstein informed city and state officials he called off negotiations with Beijing Vantone Real Estate Co.
Bloomberg Says West Side Rail Yards Deal is Fair (Daily News, Jul 11, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday defended the city's $500 million offer for the development rights of the West Side railyards.
Reappraising the Triborough Bridge and Robert Moses (NY Times, Jul 11, 2006)
Blast Levels Manhattan Town House; Inquiry Focuses on Injured Owner (NY Times, Jul 11, 2006)
A gas explosion destroyed a four-story town house on the Upper East Side yesterday morning, and law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether the thunderous blast was a bizarre last chapter in a divorce battle over who would end up owning the building.
House That Blew Up Was a Dream and Then a Nightmare (NY Times, Jul 11, 2006)
The graceful town house on East 62nd Street was more than a home to Nicholas Bartha. It was the culmination of his life’s work, proof that he had realized the classic immigrant’s dream.
Freedom Tower Sheds the Look of Bulky Armor (NY Times, Jun 29, 2006)
Eager to avoid creating a fortress that overshadows the World Trade Center memorial, the architects of the Freedom Tower unveiled a new approach yesterday. They would clad its 187-foot-high, bomb-resistant concrete base in a screen of glass prisms rather than metal panels. This and other notable refinements were described by the building's lead architect, David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He spoke at an awards ceremony held by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 7 World Trade Center, overlooking the Freedom Tower site, which is under excavation.
Developer Proposes Ambitious Plan for Midtown (NY Times, Jun 20, 2006)
The developer hired for the expansion of Penn Station has come up with an ambitious proposal that extends far beyond that transportation hub. It would move Madison Square Garden to the Farley Building a block west, create a commercial complex atop Penn Station and transform Penn Station itself.
In Queens (Village Voice, Jun 14, 2006)
Top Official Cast Doubts on Freedom Tower (NY Times, Jun 14, 2006)
Although work is under way on the foundation of the Freedom Tower, a top official cast new doubt yesterday on its future. The 1,776-foot high tower will have to be reconsidered if state officials fail to obtain leases for one million square feet from federal agencies by September, Anthony R. Coscia, the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said.
Lincoln Center's Plans For 65th Street Unveiled (Metro, Jun 13, 2006)
Groups Alarmed At Possible Madison Square Garden Plans (Newsday, Jun 12, 2006)
Decades after the original Penn Station was razed for Madison Square Garden, preservationists warn of another potential development blunder.
Battle over Yankee Stadium Continues in Bronx Community Board (Metro, Jun 8, 2006)
Race Flap Over Nets Arena Foe (Metro, Jun 6, 2006)
A race battle erupted yesterday over Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project after comments made by Daniel Goldstein, spokesman for anti-Ratner group Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn.
MTA rebuked again over Fulton St. plan (Metro, Jun 2, 2006)
Visions of the Future -- What NYC Will Look Like in 2016 (New York Magazine, May 31, 2006)
Ground Zero Decisions Already Made, Mayor Says (Newsday, May 31, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the nuts and bolts of the World Trade Center's rebuilding are out of the hands of the next governor and repeated his goal of spending no more than $500 million on a memorial to the victims of the attacks. Bloomberg was responding to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's comment on Monday that the rebuilding was "an abject failure."
Eight Plans to Cut Costs at Ground Zero (NY Times, May 25, 2006)
Governors Island Will Host Celebrity Golf Tournament (Daily News, May 25, 2006)
Columbia Expansion Threatens A Blue-Collar Enclave (Village Voice, May 24, 2006)
Downtown Transit Hub Scaled Back And Delayed (Daily News, May 23, 2006)
Panel Calls for More Oversight of State's Public Authorities (NY Times, May 18, 2006)
Governor Names a Replacement Official in the Push to Begin Rebuilding Ground Zero (NY Times, May 18, 2006)
Eager to show progress after months of squabbling over the memorial and commercial development at ground zero, Gov. George E. Pataki moved quickly yesterday to replace John C. Whitehead, the former banker who headed the state authority in charge of rebuilding downtown.
Interview About NYC (Metro, May 17, 2006)
The 9/11 Memorial Fiasco (New York Magazine, May 15, 2006)
Architect Michael Arad’s memorial teeters on the brink of collapse. The latest cost estimate issued this month—an impossible $972 million—has Bloomberg demanding that the design be scaled back, while others suggest that it be scrapped altogether. The battle that is now breaking into full view has been raging behind the scenes since the moment Arad’s plan was picked. He has waged a personal war against the LMDC—to defend his design, he says, from the agency’s cronyism and shoddy management. In violation of his contract, he has taken his case directly to board members and former jurists and now for the first time tells the full story of what has happened to the memorial, as he sees it (others see it quite differently). “I have no choice but to fight them every step of the way,” says Arad. “I can’t tell you how many other stupid ideas have been proposed over the last two years.”
Olympic Sites Become Topic Of Hot Debate (NY Sun, May 11, 2006)
Nearly a year since the Bloomberg administration's Olympic dreams died, the legacy of its elaborate citywide development plan is a subject of debate. Advocates say the plans laid the groundwork for future growth, while critics charge the mayor was overeager and cost taxpayers.
Trail of Mistakes Created Crisis Over Ground Zero Memorial (Daily News, May 10, 2006)
Fundraising For World Trade Center Memorial Halted Until Design And Costs Clarified (Daily News, May 9, 2006)
Movie Stars and Writers Team Up to Stop Nets Arena in Brooklyn (Metro, May 8, 2006)
Mayor Takes WTC Bull by the Horns (Daily News, May 7, 2006)
After ceding the leadership role on the redevelopment of Ground Zero to Gov. Pataki for most of the past four years, Mayor Bloomberg has taken an increasingly aggressive role in recent months.
Mayor Chastises Foundation Over Memorial's Costs (NY Times, May 6, 2006)
During his weekly radio program, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg suggested that the cost of the World Trade Center memorial could be cut to $500 million, in part by moving a museum and the state-built visitors center out of the memorial and into the nearby Freedom Tower.
Bloomy Gloomy on World Fair in City (Daily News, May 6, 2006)
Bring the World's Fair back to New York City? No thanks. Less than a week after advocates began drumming up support to bring the World's Fair back to New York, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday he wasn't interested.
As Waterfront Buildings Continue to Smolder, Attention Turns to a Failed Real Estate Deal (NY Times, May 4, 2006)
Two Architects Named For Church Street Towers (NY 1, May 4, 2006)
Condo Conversions Create Apartment Shortages, Worrying Tenants (NY Times, May 1, 2006)
Irate at High Rises, Upper West Siders Seek Rezoning (NY Times, May 1, 2006)
Molinari Vows to Fight for NASCAR Track Despite Opposition (Daily News, May 1, 2006)
City Moves Forward To Revitalize Manhattan's Far West Side (Daily News, Apr 28, 2006)
Nearly a year after Mayor Bloomberg's grand plan to bring the Jets back to New York collapsed in a spectacular defeat, the city is moving forward with a massive effort to revitalize Manhattan's far West Side.
Rapid Building at World Trade Center Could Overwhelm Real Estate Market (NY Times, Apr 27, 2006)
Politicians OK $2 Billion for Stadiums (Daily News, Apr 27, 2006)
The City Council played ball with the Mets and Yankees yesterday by approving stadium-financing deals worth nearly $2 billion combined.
Community Benefits Deal Sets Stage for Approval of New Mets Stadium (Daily News, Apr 26, 2006)
Silverstein Accepts Ground Zero Deal (NY Times, Apr 26, 2006)
Developer Larry Silverstein said Tuesday that he was accepting the economic terms of a new deal at Ground Zero, which reduces his overall role but still allows him to build three skyscrapers on the most valuable parcels on the 16-acre site. Under the agreement, which ends nearly five months of struggle over the future of the trade center site, Silverstein would give up responsibility for building the Freedom Tower, the iconic building that has come to symbolize the site. That task would be taken over by the Port Authority, which would pay Silverstein to construct the building. Silverstein would build three office building and would play a major role in planing and operating a retail mall at the site.
Jane Jacobs Dies (NYC, Apr 26, 2006)
Jane Jacobs, the writer and thinker who brought penetrating eyes and ingenious insight to the sidewalk ballet of her own Greenwich Village street and came up with a book that challenged and changed the way people view cities, died yesterday in Toronto. She was 89.
Jacobs in Her Own Words (NY Times, Apr 26, 2006)
A letter on the dangers of redevelopment in Greenwich Village written by Jacobs in 1957.
Mayor Says Ground Zero Conflict May End up in Court (Daily News, Apr 22, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg strengthened his pledge not to negotiate any further with developer Larry Silverstein - vowing yesterday that he'd rather sue than make do with a poorly planned World Trade Center.
New Security Concerns May Cause Delays at 9/11 Memorial (Daily News, Apr 21, 2006)
Plaza Hotel, An Appreciation Of A Landmark Entering Its Second Century (City Journal, Apr 18, 2006)
Hundreds of Bone Fragments Found on Top of Deutsche Bank Building (Daily News, Apr 14, 2006)
Yankees Spent Over $1 Million Lobbying for New Stadium (Metro, Apr 14, 2006)
Mayor to Seek Deal for U.N. in Albany (NY Sun, Apr 13, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg is preparing for a rematch with Albany lawmakers over a plan to construct a 35-story building for the United Nations on a playground next to its Turtle Bay site
Real Estate Tycoon Wants to Build Business and Cultural "China Center" at Trade Center Site (NY Times, Apr 13, 2006)
Gasoline Stations Are Disappearing From Manhattan Landscape (NY Sun, Apr 13, 2006)
Politicians Score MTA Over Relocation of Buildings at Downtown Transit Center (Metro, Apr 10, 2006)
Council Members Seek Community Benefits from Mets (Daily News, Apr 10, 2006)
The Queens City Council delegation wants the Mets to earn their support for a new ballpark by meeting a long list of demands - including $1 million a year for youth sports. The demands were apparently inspired by the community benefits package that the Yankees agreed to in return for city support for their new stadium.
Council Members Raise Concerns about New Mets Stadium (Daily News, Apr 9, 2006)
The City Council's finance committee is threatening to cancel a hearing on the new Mets stadium stadium following a meeting between members of the council's Queens delegation and Mets officials. During the Friday meeting, the Queens council members unleashed a flood of concerns, with many complaining that the Bloomberg administration and the team had kept the council in the dark for too long. The council members also raised concerns about traffic congestion, parking during construction and their desire for the team to give back more to the community.
Pataki Questions School Construction Aid in State Budget (Daily News, Apr 7, 2006)
Mets Release Plans for New Stadium (Newsday, Apr 7, 2006)
Yankees Win New Stadium in Council Vote (NY Times, Apr 6, 2006)
The New York Yankees' effort to build a new stadium cleared its biggest hurdle yesterday with lopsided City Council votes supporting the team's ambitious plan to knock down the Bronx institution known around the world as the House that Ruth Built.
Quinn Silent on Yankee Stadium Plans (Metro, Apr 5, 2006)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who was a vocal opponent of the ill-fated Jets stadium in her district, has been silent on the plans for the new Yankee stadium. And with the council scheduled to vote on the proposal today, many other council members have not yet publicly come out for or against the Yankees’ plans.
Pataki, Bloomberg Call for Metro North to Stop at Stadium (NY Times, Apr 5, 2006)
After decades of pleading from fans in the suburbs and community activists in the Bronx, Governor George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to devise a plan for a new Metro-North Railroad station adjacent to the proposed site of a new Yankee stadium. The governor and the mayor weighed in on the eve of a City Council vote to approve the Yankees' plan to build the stadium and parking garages that would hold an additional 3,000 cars.
Bonds Key to Stadium Plans (AM New York, Apr 5, 2006)
Much of the construction costs for the new stadiums for the Yankees and Mets would be financed through tax exempt bonds, according to a plan drafted by the city’s economic Development Corporation. Such bonds would make the stadiums cheaper for the two teams but some critics, who consider the bonds a subsidy, question the arrangement.
Developer Trims Size Of Atlantic Yards By Five Percent (Daily News, Apr 3, 2006)
Bloomberg Defends NJ Governor Corzine's Involvement In Ground Zero Negotiations (NY Sun, Apr 3, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg came out against New York's congressional delegation yesterday when he defended Governor Corzine's involvement in negotiations between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority over plans to redevelop ground zero. Mr. Bloomberg yesterday told reporters that it was an "outrage" to blame Mr. Corzine for delays at ground zero, and that the criticism was making it hard for Governor Pataki to finalize a deal. Mr. Bloomberg said Mr. Corzine could not be blamed for delays because he did not take office until three months ago, and the mayor defended Mr. Corzine's responsibility to look out for the interests of New Jersey. "They have half of the Port Authority, they have half of the responsibility. They get half of the benefits, and in a partnership both sides have to work on projects that are on both sides of the Hudson River," Mr. Bloomberg said
Ground Zero Still in Limbo as Talks Fail (Daily News, Mar 31, 2006)
Gov. George E. Pataki made a last-ditch effort to strike a deal with the developer Larry A. Silverstein to speed up the rebuilding at ground zero.
Port Authority Could Have Final Say on Ground Zero Deal (NY Sun, Mar 29, 2006)
Pataki and Silverstein Inch Closer to a Deal on the Trade Center Site (, Mar 28, 2006)
After two weeks of recriminations and intensive back-door bargaining, the Pataki administration and the developer Larry A. Silverstein are back where they started: close to a deal that would relieve Mr. Silverstein of financial responsibility for building the Freedom Tower, the most symbolic and economically troubled skyscraper at ground zero. There are still a number of financial issues that could prove to be insurmountable. But the deal now under consideration could be remarkably lucrative for Mr. Silverstein if it is approved on Thursday at a board meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to state and city officials and authority executives.
Parks Law May Trip Up Yankee Stadium (Metro, Mar 28, 2006)
When the City Council holds its first public meeting today on the proposed new Yankee Stadium, a little-known federal law will hang over the proceedings. It could derail the project, or at least slow it down. In May 1979, the National Park Service gave $422,650 for improvements at Macombs Dam Park, and this grant gives the agency final say over whether the Yankees can use 22 acres of parkland for a new stadium. The Yankees want to build the new ballpark next to the current one because “there wouldn’t be revenues coming in” if the team moved to Shea Stadium, as it had during its 1970s renovation, team president Randy Levine has said. But this reasoning may not meet the federal requirements set forth in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, which says a park receiving federal money can be converted to another use only if “all practical alternatives” have been evaluated. The converted parkland must also be replaced with parks of equal value, “usefulness and location.”
Nets Arena Project Back in Court (Metro, Mar 24, 2006)
Yankees Propose (NY Times, Mar 22, 2006)
A draft community benefits program being negotiated between the Yankees and Bronx officials would have the Yankees, in exchange for being able to build a new stadium on city parkland, contributing $28 million to a trust fund and distributing 15,000 free tickets each season to Bronx groups. The proposal also calls for the team to pay $100,000 a year to maintain parks around the stadium and distribute $100,000 a year in "equipment and promotional merchandise" to city schools and youth groups . There was no requirement, however, that the $28 million, which would be distributed over a 40-year period, be spent in the South Bronx, the site of the stadium and its replacement.
Analysis Of Latest Chapter In The Fiasco/Farce Of Rebuilding Ground Zero -- the Pataki/Silverstein Stalemate (New York Magazine, Mar 21, 2006)
Port Authority Rejects Silverstein's Offer to Talk (NY Times, Mar 20, 2006)
New Book Breaks the Code (That's the Zoning Code) (, Mar 19, 2006)
The Department of City Planning released the first new edition of the Zoning Handbook in 16 years.
Council Will Examine Funding for Stadiums (Metro, Mar 17, 2006)
Hearings into the funding plan to build new ballparks for the Yankees and the Mets will be conducted next month by City Council finance committee chairman David Weprin, D-Queens.?
Council: Speed up Ground Zero Rebuild (Metro, Mar 17, 2006)
As talks between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority over rebuilding Ground Zero remained stalled yesterday, some elected officials pitched a proposal to speed things up.?
Are Tax Breaks for Builders Still Needed in Hot Market? (, Mar 16, 2006)
The Bloomberg administration's recent move to re-evaluate the tax breaks used to encourage apartment construction in New York City has led to the beginnings of what will likely be an impassioned debate: In the hottest real estate market in decades, to what extent do developers still need tax incentives to entice them to build?
City Takes Steps to Balance Its Water Needs with Flood Protection Upstate (NY Times, Mar 16, 2006)
Developer Told to Build 9/11 Site or Stand Clear (NY Times, Mar 16, 2006)
One day after critical talks on the rebuilding effort at ground zero collapsed, the Pataki administration said yesterday that it would not reopen negotiations with the developer Larry A. Silverstein. It challenged him to start building the $2.3 billion Freedom Tower next month or "move out of the way."
Negotiations Break Down for Trade Center Plan (NY Times, Mar 15, 2006)
Talks to resolve the fate of ground zero broke down when a counterproposal from the developer caused state officials to accuse him of negotiating in bad faith.
City Approves Bonds for Yankees and Mets Stadiums (Daily News, Mar 15, 2006)
The Yankees and Mets scored big in the old bond game yesterday - getting financial boosts from the city to help them build their new back-to-the-future ballparks. The city's Industrial Development Agency gave preliminary approval to the Yankees' bid for $930 million in bonds.
City May Block Renewal of Lower East Side (NY Sun, Mar 15, 2006)
Two plans are being floated that would put curbs on development in one of the city's great success stories of the last decade, the Lower East Side, where substandard tenement housing and high crime rates have been replaced by residential development and a thriving restaurant and nightlife industry.
Ground Zero Construction Talks Approach the Deadline (NY Times, Mar 14, 2006)
With the governor's deadline looming, the Pataki administration, the Port Authority and the developer Larry A. Silverstein continued negotiations yesterday over a major realignment at ground zero but remained far apart on critical financial issues concerning the rebuilding effort. Gov. George E. Pataki had given Mr. Silverstein and the authority until today to work out their differences over who is to build what and when at the 16-acre site. With the groundbreaking for the $2.3 billion Freedom Tower scheduled for next month, state officials want to accelerate the rebuilding effort. But there is a growing concern at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and in the Pataki administration that Mr. Silverstein does not have the means to build the Freedom Tower and three other planned commercial towers.
Construction Begins Of World Trade Center Memorial (Daily News, Mar 14, 2006)
construction of the World Trade Center Memorial was finally officially underway — and the battle with many 9/11 family members was joined
Building Rights for WTC May be Changed Drastically, Analysts Say (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2006)
Today is the deadline set 90 days ago by Governor Pataki for negotiations to end between the Port Authority, which owns the World Trade Center site, and developer Larry Silverstein, and the consensus among several real estate analysts is that some kind of deal could be reached this week mandating a considerably different configuration of building rights on the site.
Bloomberg Says Memorial Should Be Built (Daily News, Mar 13, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he appreciated the families' concerns about the design for the Ground Zero but the time for discussing the design had passed and construction should proceed. "That decision was made - now we have to go and build it," he said. "The time for expressing yourself has come and gone, and now we should rally behind this design and go ahead ... [and] build this memorial."
State Office Raises Concerns About Memorial (Daily News, Mar 12, 2006)
The growing chorus of dissent about the design of the World Trade Center Memorial has added another voice. In a letter obtained , Governor George Pataki's own State Historic Preservation Office raised serious concerns about the design. The office found that the memorial's concrete footings and foundation "will potentially contribute to an Adverse Effect" on the so-called footprints of the twin towers.
Relatives Try to Block Memorial (Daily News, Mar 11, 2006)
The Coalition of 9/11 Families is suing to block the start of construction on the memorial at Ground Zero. Lawyers for the coalition have filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court asking to argue their point before a judge immediately because work at the site may start as soon as March 13. The group, made up of relatives of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, objects to concrete eventually being poured over the towers' footprints.
Silverstein, City Still At Odds Over Pace Of Ground Zero Development (NY 1, Mar 10, 2006)
New Yorkers Want Mayor To Take Over Ground Zero, Poll Finds (Daily News, Mar 10, 2006)
New Yorkers have become increasingly pessimistic about the pace of rebuilding downtown - and they want Mayor Bloomberg to step in and run the redevelopment, a new poll shows.
Rail Link Tunnel Seen as Key to Future of Ground Zero (NY Sun, Mar 9, 2006)
City Council Cancels Hearing on Yankee Stadium (Metro, Mar 9, 2006)
Demolition Begins in Brooklyn Basketball Arena Project (NY 1, Mar 9, 2006)
Eight Finalists Picked To Develop Willets Point (Metro, Mar 6, 2006)
Finalists Picked To Bid for Willets Point Makeover (NY Sun, Mar 3, 2006)
The city has selected eight firms as finalists to bid for the $2 billion to $3 billion project to remake a 75-acre site at Willets Point, Queens.
Public Takes Last Swing At Yankee Plan (Metro, Mar 3, 2006)
The Empire State Development Corporation held its final public hearing last night before deciding whether to invest $70 million in parking garages for the proposed new Yankee Stadium. The team wants to break ground this spring, but its stadium and garages would claim 22 acres of parkland, sparking protests from the neighborhood.
Candidate for Governor Says He Would Ban Eminent Domain (NY Sun, Mar 2, 2006)
Major Preservation Group Demands Delay in Construction of 9/11 Memorial (Daily News, Mar 1, 2006)
Senator Schumer Proposes Compromise Plan For Ground Zero, Rejected By Bloomberg (NY Sun, Feb 28, 2006)
Schumer said the Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center site and a former tenant of the twin towers, should move into the Freedom Center, the centerpiece of architect Daniel Libeskind's master plan. The Freedom Tower is widely considered ground zero's least desirable site because of its isolation from the center of Lower Manhattan, its distance from a public transportation hub to the east, and the presumption that the 1,776-foot building would be the most likely target for another terrorist attack. In exchange for securing a public sector anchor tenant, Mr. Schumer said that Silverstein Properties should agree to begin construction on all of ground zero's four building sites within 60 days after they are ready, reduce his developer's fee by at least half, and agree to regular examination by an independent auditor. Public officials have estimated that Mr. Silverstein will pay himself more than $100 million in developer's fees out of insurance proceeds and Liberty Bonds, on top of any income he earns from profit on renting space to tenants. ...the mayor rejected Mr. Schumer's plan because he said it would not prevent the likelihood that the developer would run out of insurance money within four or five years of breaking ground and leave the city in the lurch
Schumer and Bloomberg Clash On Ground Zero Plan (NY Times, Feb 28, 2006)
Protesters Step Up Calls For 9/11 Memorial Above Ground (, Feb 28, 2006)
Commission Approves Plan For New Yankee Stadium (Daily News, Feb 23, 2006)
A proposal for a new Yankee Stadium cleared a pivotal hurdle yesterday by getting City Planning Commission approval. The nod now allows the $1 billion project to go before the City Council.
Commission Expected To Okay Landmarking of Fieldston (NY Sun, Feb 23, 2006)
At the tail end of 2005, the City Council rejected two Landmarks Preservation Commission landmark proposals, the Austin Nichols building in Brooklyn and the Jamaica Savings Bank in Queens, raising the prospect that the council was becoming a more independent arbiter of which parts of New York are worth preserving.
Plans for New Bronx Jail in Doubt (Metro, Feb 13, 2006)
City, Silverstein Turn Up Volume in Dispute Over Ground Zero (NY Sun, Feb 10, 2006)
City Must Pay for Yankee Stadium Parking Lot (Metro, Feb 9, 2006)
Yankee Stadium Costs (Daily News, Feb 8, 2006)
A report issued by Good Jobs New York found that, even if the Yankees pick up construction costs for their new stadium, the public will face other expenses and lost revenue totaling nearly half a billion dollars. Meanwhile, the total fiscal benefits - such as increased tax revenue and lease payments from the operation of new garages - were put at $290.3 million. The report, released amid city and state support for the stadium , is significant because its tally includes new calculations of the city's own consultant. The Yankees hope to start building the $800 million stadium, a block north of where it now plays, by May 1. Team officials disputed the figures in the report.
Study Feeds Mayor's Doubts On WTC Site (Newsday, Feb 7, 2006)
Real estate developer Larry Silverstein could reap a half-billion dollar windfall even if he abandons the World Trade Center site with vacant or unfinished buildings, according to City Hall number crunchers.
Sherman Creek in Upper Manhattan Eyed for Development (Metro, Feb 1, 2006)
Plan Opposed For Restaurant In Renovated Union Square Park (NY Sun, Jan 31, 2006)
The Bloomberg administration's revised plans to put an expanded eating establishment in the northern end of Union Square Park is angering some lawmakers, park advocates, and area residents.
Concerns About Brooklyn Park Plan Cross Party Lines (Metro, Jan 23, 2006)
Yankee and Mets Stadiums Get State Stamp of Approval (Metro, Jan 19, 2006)
Q and A With Maura Moynihan (Daniel Patrick's Daughter) On Status Of Moynihan Station (The Old Farley Post Office) (Metropolis Magazine, Jan 17, 2006)
Sides Clash on Proposed Yankee Stadium Project (Metro, Jan 12, 2006)
Up Close: Community Rage Over Yankee Plan (Metro, Jan 12, 2006)
Governor Pataki Proposed $80 Million for World Trade Center Visitor Center (Daily News, Jan 11, 2006)
Gov. Pataki said he'll put up $80 million in state funds toward a visitors center and exhibition space near the planned World Trade Center Memorial.
Compensation Remains Unclear and Unpaid for Property Owners Ousted from Times Site (NY Sun, Jan 9, 2006)
Bronx Terminal Market Poses Test for Quinn (Metro, Jan 9, 2006)
A spokesperson for the developer of the Gateway Mall on the site of the Bronx Terminal Market says only City Council can block the project. The council’s new speaker Christine Quinn has been an adversary of big-box retailers, but no one knows whether Quinn will extend her fight to the Bronx.
State May Sell Land to Fund Javits Expansion (Newsday, Jan 6, 2006)
Visionary David Burney, New Head of the City's Department of Design and Construction Overseeing 700 Projects (Metropolis Magazine, Jan 4, 2006)
[A]s head of the city's Depart-ment of Design and Construction (DDC)--the first architect to hold that title--David Burney, 58, is preparing to leave an even bigger mark. The DDC oversees capital projects for 22 client agencies, including the fire, police, and cultural affairs departments. It also performs infrastructure work, including the just completed renovation of Columbus Circle. Recruited by Michael Bloomberg--whom he says is the "first mayor since John Lindsay to really care about urban design"--Burney is hoping to use the agency to match in the public sector the design boom that is taking place in the private realm. [There are]some 700 projects on the DDC's agenda. Some of them predate Burney's Design and Construction Excellence program. A few of those--including Rafael Viñoly's expansion of the Brooklyn Children's Museum and a new visitor center at the Queens Botanical Garden, by BKSK Architects of Manhattan--show promise. But those are the exceptions.
Contractor Sought For Constructing Phase 1 Of Ground Zero Memorial (NY Times, Jan 3, 2006)
Over a stark threshold of sheared-off columns that once supported the north tower of the World Trade Center, visitors at the bedrock level of the 9/11 memorial will face a narrow corridor leading to a space bathed in daylight, beckoning them to enter. That corridor will lead them into a broad room, almost a quarter-acre in extent, with a 20-foot-square symbolic mortuary vessel at its center and a ceiling with an opening to the sky. This will be called the contemplation room. And there will be this to contemplate: Behind the 85-foot-long wall on the opposite side of the room - out of sight but more palpable than anything that can be taken in by the eye - will lie thousands of unidentified body parts of those who died at ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001. Such a precise picture of the memorial can be pieced together from detailed architectural plans that are to be released in a bid package from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. They are to announce today that they are seeking a contractor to pour the concrete footings for the memorial, a job that is to cost up to $12 million.
New York in Building Boom (NY Sun, Dec 30, 2005)
Buoyed by low interest rates and a decline in crime, New York City is in the midst of a historic construction boom on par only with the real estate rush that defined the early 1960s and the late 1920s, eras that gave birth to iconic city structures such as the Met Life Building and the Chrysler Building. The trend is visible in city data and confirmed by the construction cranes planted at sites across the five boroughs The number of permits issued for new private residential building units issued citywide in 2005 is on pace to hit nearly 28,000, surpassing last year's total by more than 10% and more than five times the amount issued a decade ago, according to the city's Department of Buildings. Some city officials say that all told, the final tally of new residential units may reach as high as 35,000 this year. In 1999 there were 12,421 new units and in 2000 there were 15,050.
Former School Construction Head William Goldstein Named To Oversee Construction Of World Trade Center Memorial (Associated Press, Dec 28, 2005)
City Planning Commission Approves MegaMall At Bronx Terminal Market (NY Sun, Dec 20, 2005)
Decision Delayed In World Trade Center Developer Larry Silverstein (Daily News, Dec 13, 2005)
Council Likely To Call for Stiffer Restrictions On Eminent Domain (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2005)
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Silverstein Faces Competition for Liberty Bonds (NY Sun, Dec 9, 2005)
Preservationists Look to Save East River (Metro, Dec 9, 2005)
East Village Residents Oppose Planned NYU Dormitory (Metro, Dec 7, 2005)
New Deal Building Over Railyards (Daily News, Dec 6, 2005)
The city and MTA are finalizing a deal to develop a three-block site next to where Mayor Bloomberg once hoped a football stadium would rise.
Silverstein & Bloomberg's New Fight (Daily News, Dec 6, 2005)
Developer Larry Silverstein and Mayor Bloomberg are clashing again: Now they can't agree on what was said during a sitdown on the slow pace of rebuilding at Ground Zero.
Fat Cats Milked Ground Zero (Daily News, Dec 5, 2005)
Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid intended to help small downtown businesses that were reeling from the 9/11 attacks often went instead to huge international corporations, companies with little attachment to the stricken area and businesses that were never in jeopardy. The beneficiaries included a stock brokerage firm that had closed more than a month before the terrorists hit, a giant real estate firm that repeatedly said it wasn't hurt by the attacks, scores of wealthy self-employed floor traders and a Gramercy Park messenger service with a tiny satellite office downtown,
City Council Rejects Landmark Status for Brooklyn Warehouse (Gotham Gazette, Dec 1, 2005)
"Take Back The Memorial," The Handful Of 9/11 Families Who Vetoed The International Freedom Center (New York Magazine, Nov 22, 2005)
Mayor, Governor Back Port Authority To Helm 9/11 Memorial (Daily News, Nov 22, 2005)
Arts Center at Ground Zero May Feel Pinch (NY Times, Nov 11, 2005)
With construction estimates rising for the World Trade Center memorial, several directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation expressed concern yesterday that the performing arts center at the site might get squeezed by a tightening budget.
Development Proposals for Governors Island Will Be Sought in February (Daily News, Oct 31, 2005)
Development proposals for Governors Island will be sought in February, Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff told the Daily News.
Council Approves $1.3 Billion for West Side Development (Gotham Gazette, Oct 28, 2005)
The City Council approved $1.3 billion in spending over the next 40 years to help develop the West Side of Manhattan. It also voted $31,000 pay raises for public administrators, court appointed city workers
Office Building Damaged on 9/11 Reopens as Apartment Building (Daily News, Oct 26, 2005)
Silver Slams Bloomberg Over Ground Zero Housing Plan (, Oct 25, 2005)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lashed out at Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, saying he was "outraged" by the mayor's call for residential high-rises at Ground Zero. "Your new position will undoubtedly hurt efforts to re-establish the lower Manhattan community as a strong commercial center," Silver said in a tart letter that blasted Bloomberg's comments as "inconsistent and absurd." The powerful Democratic leader, who represents lower Manhattan, has long been an advocate for rebuilding the World Trade Center site strictly as a commercial hub - a view Bloomberg has tacitly endorsed for months.
Bloomberg Meets Ground Zero Backlash (, Oct 25, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg's criticism of plans for the World Trade Center site sparked high-level objections yesterday, with Governor Pataki saying he was "perplexed," the speaker of the state Assembly saying he was "outraged," and New York's senior senator saying Mr. Bloomberg's position "does not make any sense."
Mike: Silverstein and City have Different Priorities (Daily News, Oct 24, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg slipped the velvet glove back on yesterday, offering some conciliatory words for Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein even as he suggested the builder cares more about making money than remaking Manhattan.
Butt Out, Larry (Daily News, Oct 23, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg to World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein: It's time for you to go. Abandoning his usually bland statements of support, the mayor said for the first time that New York would be better off if Silverstein were booted from the site. (NY Post)
Smithsonian Institute Looks To Get Involved At Ground Zero (Daily News, Oct 20, 2005)
Stadium May be Dead, but Jets (Newsday, Oct 19, 2005)
Innovative deal to build 30,000 affordable housing units (, Oct 15, 2005)
A deal between philanthropic, nonprofit groups and the city will allow developers to build and preserve 30,000 new affordable housing units across the city in the next decade, the mayor's office said Thursday. The $200 million plan will offer funds to developers through banks and organizations to purchase and build on privately owned land. "It's unprecedented both in its structure and in its scale," said Shaun Donovan, the city's housing commissioner. Donovan said the deal will offer access to $160 million in bank financing and another $40 million from charities. He said the deal is significant because it's the first time banks will offer so much funds for affordable housing schemes.
Poll Shows that New Yorkers Want Mayor In Charge at Ground Zero (Daily News, Oct 14, 2005)
By a huge margin, city voters believe Mayor Bloomberg - not Gov. Pataki - should be the quarterback in the rebuilding of Ground Zero.
United Nations Looking for Cheap Temporary Space (Newsday, Oct 13, 2005)
Judge Deals Another Setback to Fish Market Move (Newsday, Oct 6, 2005)
For Ground Zero Building, It's Back to Drawing Board (NY Times, Oct 3, 2005)
Because Gov. George E. Pataki evicted the Freedom Center last week as too controversial, and the Drawing Center is looking for space elsewhere, state officials say that the "Snohetta building" will instead be used in conjunction with the underground memorial nearby, to tell the story of 9/11. The building was custom designed for its original tenants, however, and it is unclear how much the new version will resemble the renderings that have been in the public eye since May.
Council Votes Today On Overriding Mayor's Veto of Bill Regulating Sidewalk Store Extensions (NY Sun, Oct 3, 2005)
The City Council's Transportation Committee today will vote on whether to ask the full council to override the mayor's veto of Councilmember John Liu's stoop line stand bill. The bill would require the Department of Transportation to conduct an on-site investigation of each of the city's 2,126 stoop line stands before the Department of Consumer Affairs issues or renews its license. At present, the transportation department investigates the stands - extensions of stores built onto sidewalks, most commonly seen in the form of fruit-and-flower stands in front of greengrocers - only when someone lodges a complaint
Governor Bars Freedom Center At Ground Zero (, Sep 29, 2005)
After a summer of furious and steadily rising criticism, Gov. George E. Pataki evicted the proposed International Freedom Center museum yesterday from its place next to the World Trade Center memorial site. With that, the museum declared itself to be out of business. "The I.F.C. cannot be located on the memorial quadrant," Mr. Pataki said in a statement. That quadrant, at the southwest corner of the trade center site, contains the footprints of the twin towers. The Freedom Center, picked for the memorial site by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, was envisioned as a living memorial in which the story of Sept. 11, 2001, would be told in the context of the worldwide struggle for freedom through the ages. Critics said the sacred precinct of the memorial was no place for a lesson in geopolitics or social history, particularly when a separate memorial museum devoted solely to 9/11 was being planned entirely underground, within the trade center foundations... the center said in its own statement that there was no other location to explore, since the memorial quadrant was "the site for which the I.F.C. was created, at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's request, and as an integral part of Daniel Libeskind's master site plan." "We do not believe there is a viable alternative place for the I.F.C. at the World Trade Center site," said the statement from the center's executives, Tom A. Bernstein, Peter W. Kunhardt and Richard J. Tofel. "We consider our work, therefore, to have been brought to an end."
Dalai Lama Backs Plan for New Penn Station (NY Sun, Sep 26, 2005)
Momentum Grows for Possible Jets Move to Queens (Newsday, Sep 26, 2005)
Javits Center Gets Approval of a Bond Sale to Help Pay for Expansion (Daily News, Sep 22, 2005)
Plans to expand the Javits Convention Center so it can draw bigger trade shows got a boost yesterday with the approval of a bond sale to help pay for construction.
New York Won't Change Way it Uses Eminent Domain, Says City Lawyer (Newsday, Sep 21, 2005)
Columbus Circle (Associated Press, Sep 20, 2005)
Coney Island's Bold Las Vegas-Like Development Plan (New York Magazine, Sep 19, 2005)
City to Pump 50 Million More into Coney Island (Daily News, Sep 15, 2005)
Coney Island will be getting some serious clams - another $50 million, to be precise - from the city to jump-start the seaside amusement area into a year-round destination.
Madison Square Garden Owners Seek To Build A New Garden Further West (NY Times, Sep 12, 2005)
MTA Set to Approve Ratner (Daily News, Sep 9, 2005)
Jets Declare Game Over (Daily News, Aug 31, 2005)
The Jets are expected today to notify the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that it will not go forward with the purchase of the agency's railyards just south of the Javits Center, officially ending the team’s plans to build a $1.9 billion stadium on Manhattan's far West Side.
Mayor Orders Cleanup of Possible Stadium Site (Newsday, Aug 26, 2005)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday ordered the immediate cleanup of the Fountain of the Planets -- the site Queens politicians and the New York Jets have targeted for a new stadium.
Queens BP Would Swap Parks for Stadium (Daily News, Aug 26, 2005)
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said she would gladly give up a portion of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, including the Fountain of the Planets, in order to get a football stadium for the Jets on the site. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg said trading parkland for a stadium would be a tough decision.
The Jets Push Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as the Best Site for a Football Stadium (Daily News, Aug 24, 2005)
The Jets teamed up with political heavyweights from Queens yesterday to boost Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as the best site in the city to build a football stadium.
Board Approves Deal for Bank Tower in Lower Manhattan (NY Times, Aug 24, 2005)
A state board formally approved a deal Tuesday that would enable Goldman Sachs to revive its plan to build a $2 billion headquarters across the street from the World Trade Center site
Jets Eye Stadium In Queens (Newsday, Aug 23, 2005)
First Steps Announced To Turn Fresh Kills Garbage Dump Into A Park More Than Twice The Size Of Central Park (NY 1, Aug 23, 2005)
The city on Monday announced a $6 million, 28-acre park to be built on Staten Island, the first step of a $100 million plan to turn the former Fresh Kills landfill into a park two-and-a-half times the size of Central Park. The new park, to be called Owl Hollow Fields at Fresh Kills, will include 10 acres of recreation space, with two synthetic and two natural turf soccer fields, along with fitness and nature trails. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2006 and be completed by the fall of 2007.
Businessman Battles the City for Power Plant (NY Times, Aug 22, 2005)
WTC Families Sue to Move Remains from Fresh Kills (Daily News, Aug 18, 2005)
Memo Guaranteed Developer Ratner Downtown Brooklyn Space (NY Sun, Aug 18, 2005)
Goldman Sachs Promised $1.65 Billion In Tax-Exempt Liberty Bonds (In Addition To $200 M In Tax Breaks) (Daily News, Aug 16, 2005)
Bloomberg Backs Goldman Sachs Tax Break (Daily News, Aug 15, 2005)
Bloomy backs Sachs tax hack Mayor Bloomberg yesterday defended a plan to give financial giant Goldman Sachs more than $300 million in incentives to build a $2 billion tower across from Ground Zero.
Queens Tries to Lure New York Jets (Newsday, Aug 11, 2005)
MTA to Deal Only with Rather Bid in Brooklyn (Daily News, Jul 28, 2005)
Deciding on the Nets and Jets (, Jul 27, 2005)
At its meeting today, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is scheduled to vote on two competing proposals for the Atlantic railyards in Brooklyn, including an arena for the Nets, and will probably discuss whether to cancel its contract to sell the West Side railyards to the Jets.
First Lease At Hand For World Trade Center (, Jul 25, 2005)
Developer Larry Silverstein will soon sign the first lease for his closely watched new office building 7 World Trade Center, one month after Albany passed an incentive plan to help downtown buildings. According to sources close to the deal, a unit of the American Express Co. is in the final stages of negotiating a 15-year lease for about 20,000 square feet at the 52-story skyscraper
Design Unveiled, And Developers Chosen, For New $818 M Penn Station in Old Post Office (Daily News, Jul 19, 2005)
State and city officials yesterday named the developers who will replace one of the city's lost jewels - the old Pennsylvania Station - with a new gem. After years of delay, the city, state and two big developers are all aboard with a design to turn the main post office on Eighth Ave. into a grand transit hub recalling the elegant Pennsylvania Station that was razed in 1963. The $818 million plan will preserve the handsome facade of the James A. Farley Post Office, erected in 1913, while adapting the building as the new Daniel Patrick Moynihan Station, to honor the late U.S. senator, who pushed hard for the idea...The winning plan for the project was submitted by a team of major New York developers, The Related Cos. and Vornado Realty Trust, which has extensive holdings in the area.
City Unveiled A Plan for Flushing Redevelopment (Newsday, Jul 13, 2005)
The city unveiled an ambitious plan to transform a parking lot into a glitzy array of housing, shops, and a hotel.
Court Rules NYC Can Sue India And Mongolia For $25 M In Unpaid Property Taxes (Daily News, Jul 12, 2005)
Fight Looms Over Plan for Skyscrapers, Nets Arena in Brooklyn (Newsday, Jul 6, 2005)
Bids on Brooklyn Railyards Due Today (NY 1, Jul 6, 2005)
Six Skyscrapers As High As 60 Stories Proposed For Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (NY Times, Jul 5, 2005)
Plans Unveiled For East River Esplanade (, Jun 28, 2005)
The typical riverfront developments of today, with their traditional lampposts and quaint park benches, drip with nostalgia for a city that never was. They have all the charm of an open-air suburban mall. The master plan for an East River esplanade, which was unveiled last month by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is a welcome reprieve from that New York cliché. Covering a two-mile stretch of waterfront from Battery Park to East River Park in Lower Manhattan, the project will transform a series of abandoned piers and derelict corners beneath the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive into a vibrant urban panorama without sacrificing the rough edges.
New Design for Freedom Tower Safest Building Ever, Says Mayor (Newsday, Jun 25, 2005)
A new design for the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero will be unveiled next week and it will be "arguably the safest building ever built," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday.
How New York Can Get Its Groove Back (, Jun 12, 2005)
HAVE New Yorkers lost their chutzpah? The demise of the proposed Jets stadium on the Far West Side (and the attendant blow to the city's 2012 Olympic hopes), along with the politically induced inertia at the World Trade Center site, has led to speculation that the Big Apple is turning into a crab apple. So the Op-Ed Page approached several prominent New Yorkers -- historian Mike Wallace, Maura Moynihan of the Regional Plan Association, Congressman Charles Rangel, author Tom Wolfe, MOMA museum director Glenn Lowry, publisher Tim Zagat,nightclub owner Amy Sacco, Philip K. Howard of the Municipal Art Society, Richard Parson of Time Warner, architect Peter Eisenman, real estate developer Donald Trump -- with a question: If the city wants to start thinking big again, where should it start?
Mayor Blocked On Trash Plan (, Jun 9, 2005)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's ambitious 20-year plan to ship the city's garbage away by barge was dealt a stinging setback yesterday in a City Council vote. It was the mayor's second major defeat this week on a signature initiative of his administration. The Council's vote blocking the mayor's plan will effectively stall it but does not kill it, since he can veto the Council's decision. Council leaders believe they will have the votes to override any veto, though.
Unlike Stadium on West Side, an Arena in Brooklyn Is Still a Go (, Jun 9, 2005)
As Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's plan for a Far West Side stadium was going down to defeat this spring, another major plan for a sports arena was quietly coming to fruition in Brooklyn. Like the ill-fated football stadium plan for the Jets, the Brooklyn basketball arena, planned for the Nets by its team owner, the developer Bruce Ratner, would be subsidized by hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars and include ambitious redevelopment projects in the surrounding area. It would also be an imposing presence near neighborhoods known for their political activism. And the arena, though strongly backed by the mayor, would most likely require approval of the same obscure state group, the Public Authorities Control Board, which voted to kill the West Side stadium proposal on Monday. Yet, in a reflection of the relatively smooth sailing the Brooklyn project has enjoyed, one of two men on that board who scuttled the West Side plan this week, Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, indicated yesterday that he would support the new arena for the Nets, who would move to Brooklyn from New Jersey. The other, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, said yesterday that he would be far less likely to stand in its way, since it would not hurt business in his Lower Manhattan district.
New York Fails In West Side Stadium Quest, Hurting Olympic Bid (, Jun 7, 2005)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's nearly four-year quest to build a Manhattan football stadium that could spark the redevelopment of the West Side and lure the Olympic Games to New York was defeated yesterday when two of Albany's leaders refused to approve the $2.2 billion project. The decision threw into serious doubt the city's bid to bring the 2012 Olympics to the United States. By far the most contentious development project proposed for New York City in years, the stadium became a victim of the city's and state's clashing rebuilding priorities after the World Trade Center attack. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who held veto power over the stadium, said yesterday that he could not support the project on the West Side, along with the large commercial redevelopment plan the mayor has proposed, because it would undermine the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan, his district.
How Real Is Real Estate? (, Jun 6, 2005)
New Yorkers are obsessing over the booming real estate market, and panicking over the possibility of a crash. But what does real estate really mean to New York?
Analyst: Mayor's Bronx Market Deal Shows His Hubris (, Jun 2, 2005)
The Bronx Terminal Market illustrates the Bloomberg administration’s tendency to promote development of underutilized land while allowing small businesses to be bulldozed in the process, according to a report published yesterday. “Beyond the Olympics,” the result of a five-month examination by the nonprofit think tank Center for an Urban Future, found that Mayor Bloomberg has habitually sought the rezoning and redevelopment of property, resulting in the eviction of local businesses. “The Bronx Terminal Market is emblematic of the problems with the Bloomberg administration — they do the right thing but go at it an awfully wrong way,” the research director of the center and author of the report, Jonathan Bowles, told The New York Sun.
State Bond-Doggle: Small Building Seeks Big Subsidy (, Apr 20, 2005)
Housing activists balk at developers' request for two different types of public funds.
(Columbia) University Expansion and Eminent Domain (, Apr 16, 2005)
Columbia University has invested money towards exploring the use of eminent domain to purchase property in Manhattanville, a neighborhood about 15 blocks north of the main campus. Eminent domain would be employed as a means of proceeding with the University's expansion plans. Columbia has not yet used eminent domain, but still some students, professors and Manhattanville residents are in an uproar over the phrase and the fact that Columbia did not make its discussions public. Why did Columbia keep quiet these negotiations - uncovered by the school's student newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator, through a request filed under the Freedom of Information Law - and why do administrators feel it is necessary to use eminent domain in the first place?
Speaker Miller Blasts Approval Of Jets Bid As Worst Land Deal Since $24 Sale of Manhattan (, Apr 4, 2005)
Lien on Me (, Mar 15, 2005)
City Council introduces plan to transfer brownfield sites to community developers.
Robert Moses, Superhero? (, Mar 10, 2005)
What is the legacy of the man responsible for building many of the city's beloved parks and river crossings, but also acre after acre of controversial public housing? Was Mr. Moses, who envisioned Jones Beach and Lincoln Center as well as the ruinous Cross Bronx Expressway, a savior or a scourge? Particularly since the publication in 1974 of Robert Caro's book "The Power Broker," an exhaustive, critical look at the master planner, Mr. Moses' life and work have come under intense scrutiny by academics and policy wonks. Now it is time for an absurdist theater troupe to take a whack. "Boozy: The Life, Death and Subsequent Vilification of Le Corbusier and, More Importantly, Robert Moses" opens at the Ohio Theater in SoHo on Tuesday. The latest production of "Les Freres Corbusier" - a group best known for staging last year's Obie-winning "A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant" - places Mr. Moses as the visionary hero in an epic struggle between heaven-sent inspiration and group-think mediocrity. Along the way, the show sketches the combustible, imagined romance between the antiestablishment urban theorist Jane Jacobs and the group's namesake, the architect Le Corbusier. It features a walk-on by a Daniel Libeskind impersonator (the man himself was approached but declined), and depicts Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini and Josef Goebbels - played by obliging rabbits in full costume - as they implore Mr. Moses to transform the world through sacred geometry
Foes Dig In As Wal-Mart Aims For City (, Feb 15, 2005)
Top Prcie For Stadium Site Trumpts The Olympics, MTA Chief Says (, Feb 15, 2005)
Suddenly faced with more than one potential offer for the West Side railyards, Peter S. Kalikow, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said yesterday that the authority's need to get the highest possible price to keep the transit system running properly outweighed even City Hall's desire for a football stadium and its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Will New York Get Inclusionary Zoning (Requiring Developers To Build Affordable Housing)? (, Jan 18, 2005)
A look at efforts to force developers to build affordable housing.
West Side Plan Is Risky Effort, Forecasters Say At Council Hearing (, Dec 21, 2004)
he Bloomberg administration's $4.1 billion financial plan for transforming the West Side of Manhattan has run into increasing criticism from independent financial analysts (testifying at a City Council hearing) as an expensive and risky strategy that may be impossible to pursue under current statutes. Critics are not opposed to the extension of the No. 7 subway line from Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue, or the new streets, parks and other projects within the plan. But they say that the administration's method of paying for these projects, along with the city's $300 million share in a new football stadium for the Jets, will add an unnecessary $1.3 billion to the price tag and pose risks for the city budget.
Bid For The Olympics Fails To Address Some Controversial Questions (, Dec 8, 2004)
Olympic boosters have long argued that the 2012 Games would provide New York an opportunity to transform itself, and the bid book offers numerous examples: an expanded central business district, a revitalized waterfront, new sports and recreation facilities. But the book prepared by NYC2012, the city's Olympic bid committee, fails to deliver when it comes to the most controversial questions surrounding New York's grab for the Olympic rings: Who will pay for the Games? What are the hidden costs? Why are the proposed West Side Stadium and Brooklyn Arena so crucial?
Hudson Yards: Overview (, Dec 8, 2004)
The City Planning Commission has released the final generic environmental impact statement on the Hudson Yards plan associated with the adjacent Jets stadium/convention center expansion
Garbage Returns To the Upper East Side (, Nov 12, 2004)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to reopen the garbage transfer station on East 91st Street, as part of his new 20-year plan to handle the city's garbage, surprised Charles Warren. "Maybe the mayor thought he would be viewed as even-handed if he picked a station near Gracie Mansion," Warren said -- "though [he]lives elsewhere." Warren, the chair of Community Board 8, lives closer than Bloomberg to the station, as does Gifford Miller, the Speaker of the City Council who is running against Bloomberg next year. Miller has taken up the call of many area residents who remember the congested streets and foul smells when the pier was open to garbage trucks day after day.
Upper East Side vs. South Bronx On Garbage Plan (, Nov 12, 2004)
Mayor Bloomberg says it's Manhattan's turn to help take out New York's trash. His Gracie Mansion neighbors vow to stop a garbage station from opening on their riverbank. Welcome to environmental justice, East Side style.
City Trash Plan Forgoes Trucks, Favoring Barges (, Oct 7, 2004)
hree years after the closing of the mammoth Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, the Bloomberg administration has drawn up a 20-year plan to deal with the city's residential waste by shipping the bulk of it elsewhere by barge
Bloomberg: High Line Park Closer To Reality (, Oct 7, 2004)
Plans for the West Side's High Line are looking up, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. The city and the state have applied to the federal government to transform the elevated railway into a public promenade, Bloomberg said. Bloomberg also announced that landscape architecture firm Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, have been selected to create a master plan for the High Line. The tracks, built in the 1930s to remove trains from Manhattan's streets, span 22 blocks from W. 34th St. south to Gansevoort St.
Panel Approves Plan by Ikea to Open Store in Red Hook (, Oct 7, 2004)
The notion of shopping for minimalist furniture while nibbling Swedish meatballs within view of the Statue of Liberty took a major step forward yesterday as a City Council panel approved a plan for what is likely to become New York City's first Ikea, along the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook. The approval came despite opposition from some residents to the Swedish furniture giant's plopping a 22-acre mall on the waterfront in a once-neglected industrial area that has caught the eye of developers in recent years
Bloomberg Reveals Details of Homelessness Plan (, Oct 6, 2004)
Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the details last week of his epic plan to slash homelessness by two-thirds over the next five years. While the effort hinges on the creation of 12,000 units of supportive housing, it includes a total of 60 new initiatives.
The Doorman Cometh; Dumbo's Fast Switch From Artists' Lofts to Luxury Apartments (, Jul 20, 2004)
On Thursday morning, Karlis Rekevics, a 40-year-old sculptor who works in giant slabs of cast plaster, picked up a sledgehammer and prepared to store his work in the only way he saw possible: in little, tiny pieces.
Stuck in Slum Hell (, Jul 20, 2004)
Norlyn Noble finally has the apartment of her dreams, on Macon St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with gleaming oak floors and brand-new fixtures.
A Whiter Shade of Harlem (, Jul 17, 2004)
On a recent Tuesday night in Harlem, Jim Haughton stood before a worried group of 20 or so and talked old medicine for an older malady. "Nowadays you don't hear too much about class struggle," Haughton, head of Harlem Fight Back, told the crowd. "We need to educate the white worker that the black worker is not his enemy."
HUD Report (PDF Format) (, Jul 17, 2004)
HUD report reports on decline in low-income housing units
Democrats Seek Bigger Aid Rise to City Schools (, Jul 17, 2004)
Leading New York State Democrats presented their plan Wednesday to comply with a court order to improve New York City's schools, calling for the state to increase aid to the city schools by roughly $4 billion over the next five years, three times the amount of new state spending proposed by Gov. George E. Pataki only a week ago.
Battery Park Given a Slice of Pie in South Ferry Subway Project (, Jun 22, 2004)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver agreed to stop blocking the South Ferry subway station renovation after the MTA agreed to set aside $15 million for improvementse to Battery Park.
Taking Out the Trash: A New Direction for New York City's Waste (, Jan 20, 2003)
The Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods and the Consumer Policy Institute have worked to develop an Alternative Plan for managing New York City's solid waste that maximizes opportunities and minimizes problems.
Homes, For A Change: Mayor Says, 'We'll Make More' (, Dec 16, 2002)
Mayor Bloomberg's new housing plan calls for investing more than $1 billion in new homes, but his proposal is about more than just cash.
Waterfront Development (, Dec 16, 2002)
Article about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal for housing on waterfront sites.
Lower Manhattan Plan (, Dec 12, 2002)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's speech about the city's plan for lower Manhattan.
Weld May Have Caused Accident (NY Times, )
Investigators are focusing on a bad weld as the possible cause of an accident on Friday in which the top of a crane snapped off, crashed into a building across the street and killed two construction workers.