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Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

The Tryon Public House on Broadway off Dyckman Street sits at the south end of the Inwood rezoning district. (Sharese Ann Frederick / Flickr) When the de Blasio administration carried out its rezoning of Inwood earlier...

Animal Advocates & Bronx Locals Clash Over Plans For $60 Million Animal Shelter

Animal Advocates & Bronx Locals Clash Over Plans For $60 Million Animal Shelter

Co-Op City (Axel Drainville/flickr) Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. declared yesterday that he would not support the construction of a new animal shelter that the de Blasio administration plans to build on city-owned vacant land...

Williamsburg's BBQ Haven BrisketTown Will Close This Weekend

Williamsburg's BBQ Haven BrisketTown Will Close This Weekend

(BrisketTown) BrisketTown, which opened in 2012 as part of the early Williamsburg BBQ explosion, will close this weekend. Owner Dan Delaney sent word that their final day will be this Sunday, March 5th, after which they'll...

90-Year-Old Streit's Matzo Factory Leaving LES

90-Year-Old Streit's Matzo Factory Leaving LES

A sad dispatch from the Lower East Side today with news that Streit's Matzo Factory will leave its home of 90 years after the conclusion of Passover this spring. The Streit family—who've run the factory for...

NYCHA Selling A Stake Of Its Apartments For Fast Cash

NYCHA Selling A Stake Of Its Apartments For Fast Cash

(Andriy Prokopenko / Flickr) New York City's public housing authority is operating on a $77 million budget deficit. That's not counting the $18 billion dollars it needs to repair its decrepit housing stock. In order to...

NY May Raise

NY May Raise "Mansion Tax" To Placate The Rabble

(Vivienne Gucwa / Flickr) Could it be there is a way to build more affordable housing without having to grovel at the feet of the wealthy? The Wall Street Journal reports that Mayor de Blasio is...

Will De Blasio Pass His

Will De Blasio Pass His "First Test" On Affordable Housing?

Astoria Cove, the de Blasio administration's "first test" for mandatory inclusionary zoning (courtesy Studio V) As the director of the Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission, Carl Weisbrod is the point...

The NY Times Is Wrong On Affordable Housing

The NY Times Is Wrong On Affordable Housing

(via Stefan Georgi / Flickr) Yesterday, the New York Times' editorial board adopted the position of a recent sardonic headline found on a local news blog. Poor Doors are necessary, the editorial states, because rich developers...

How To Turn Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment Into $17 Million

How To Turn Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment Into $17 Million

Rent-stabilized tenants in the outer boroughs are increasingly facing malign neglect from greedy landlords who try to pressure them to leave through tactics such as setting the freaking building on fire. But sometimes a developer has...

Campaign Donations: Goldman Sachs & NYPD Prefer De Blasio

Campaign Donations: Goldman Sachs & NYPD Prefer De Blasio

On Friday it was revealed that Bill de Blasio raised $635K to Joe Lhota's $280K during the most recent financial disclosure period from September 17th through September 30th. As David Chen points out, the two candidates...

Exemption Gives Rich People Obscene Real Estate Tax Breaks

Exemption Gives Rich People Obscene Real Estate Tax Breaks

432 Park (dbox) The requirements for New York's tax abatement program to entice developers to build new housing tightened in 2008, but rules tend to mean very little when money is involved. This weekend Times reports...

Don Hill's Closes, Developers Move In

Don Hill's Closes, Developers Move In

Photo by Phillip Ritz On the last day of March owner and nightlife fixture Don Hill died at the age of 66, leaving the future of his SoHo club, being run by Paul Sevigny and Nur...

Permits Point to Slowdown in Construction Boom

Permits Point to Slowdown in Construction Boom

The number of residential construction permits issued by the Dept. of Buildings in the first quarter of 2008 declined by 46% from the same period in 2007, indicating that the construction boom that has gripped the city...

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