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Halfway-Built UWS Supertall Should Not Have Received Permit, Judge Rules

Halfway-Built UWS Supertall Should Not Have Received Permit, Judge Rules

200 Amsterdam (Jen Chung / Gothamist) A judge ruled on Thursday that the city wrongly issued a building permit for a controversial Upper West Side supertall and ordered that the project undergo another review. The decision,...

New Times Square Tower Will Huff Your Data For Maximum Marketing Impact

New Times Square Tower Will Huff Your Data For Maximum Marketing Impact

Party with lasers atop TSX Broadway's giant sign. (Renderings via) A late capitalist fever dream is set to rise in Midtown, where a new hotel-slash-shopping-destination-and-concert-venue promises to bring 46 floors of fresh advertising opportunities to Times...

'Monster' Crown Heights Development Reignites Fears Of Shadows Over Brooklyn Botanic Garden

'Monster' Crown Heights Development Reignites Fears Of Shadows Over Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rendering of 960 Franklin Avenue (Credit: YIMBY) A developer has unveiled plans to build two 39-story residential towers in Crown Heights, confirming fears of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and its advocates who have warned the city...

'You Don't Need More': East Village Residents Fight Expansion Of St. Marks Place Office Development

'You Don't Need More': East Village Residents Fight Expansion Of St. Marks Place Office Development

Rendering of proposed office building at 3 St. Marks Place (Morris Adjmi Architects) East Village residents and preservation groups are rallying against a developer's plan to enlarge an office building planned for Third Avenue and St....

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES] Facing increasing opposition from activists and some lawmakers, Amazon has decided to pull out of the deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. The move comes after...

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

The exterior of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim) The venerable Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern, a no-frills dive bar in Williamsburg known for its cheap drinks and punk rock soundtrack, will close at the...

NYC Tries To Close 'Mechanical Void' Loophole That 'Supersizes' The Skyline

NYC Tries To Close 'Mechanical Void' Loophole That 'Supersizes' The Skyline

Following a growing public uproar over developers exploiting loopholes to build "supertall" towers, the Department of City Planning on Friday proposed a zoning amendment that seeks to discourage them from using mechanical spaces, also known as...

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. Last week, Gothamist reported that scaffolding from a neighboring Long Island City development was temporarily...

Chase Moves To Demolish 'Gracious And Vibrant' Office Tower At 270 Park Avenuegallery

Chase Moves To Demolish 'Gracious And Vibrant' Office Tower At 270 Park Avenue

One year after unveiling a development plan that struck a dagger in the hearts of many of the city's architectural critics, JPMorgan Chase has begun the process of filing city permits to demolish its 52-story headquarters at...

Community Board Votes Tonight On Affordable Housing Project That Would Replace Elizabeth Street Garden

Community Board Votes Tonight On Affordable Housing Project That Would Replace Elizabeth Street Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Street Garden) A city-backed plan to build senior affordable housing at the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden, a beloved community garden in Nolita, is expected to be voted...

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. For decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and...

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...

City Council Files Lawsuit Against 'Irrational' Approval Of LES Skyscrapers

City Council Files Lawsuit Against 'Irrational' Approval Of LES Skyscrapers

(Courtesy of Handel Architects) Local elected officials have filed a lawsuit to prevent a trio of skyscrapers from rising in the Lower East Side, after the mayor's city planning agency voted to greenlight the controversial development...

The Strand's Owner Fights City Plan To Protect Building With Landmark Status

The Strand's Owner Fights City Plan To Protect Building With Landmark Status

(Clearrants/Flickr) The building at 826 Broadway, at the corner of 12th Street, is remarkable, an early skyscraper exemplary of the Renaissance Revival style that distinguishes the architecture south of Union Square. The reason you know it,...

Marshalls Opening Next To Katz's As The LES's Transformation Into A Strip Mall Continues

Marshalls Opening Next To Katz's As The LES's Transformation Into A Strip Mall Continues

Rendering of 196 Orchard Street with a Marshalls logo (photo illustration) Coming on the heels of Target's arrival in the East Village, and even more recently, on the LES, here comes Marshalls to help transform the...

One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darkness

One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darknessgallery

Midtown pocket parks are, as the name suggests, not exactly wide open spaces—they're tucked between buildings, just hidden enough so not everyone knows about them. One of our favorite little Manhattan oases is Greenacre Park, located at...

Unlicensed Contractor Indicted On Manslaughter Charge For Fatal 2015 Wall Collapse In Brooklyn

Unlicensed Contractor Indicted On Manslaughter Charge For Fatal 2015 Wall Collapse In Brooklyn

(Brooklyn District Attorney's Office) Two contractors have been indicted on manslaughter, fraud, and other charges for a 2015 wall collapse at a Brooklyn construction site that killed a construction worker. The September 2015 collapse occurred in...

Local Nonprofit Hopes To Sway Critics Of Proposed Crown Heights Armory Development

Local Nonprofit Hopes To Sway Critics Of Proposed Crown Heights Armory Development

(NYCEDC) Plans to develop a vacant, century-old armory in Crown Heights into a complex with market rate condos, affordable apartments, and an athletic center have been met with strong opposition in recent months. Neighbors, local unions...

Lower East Siders Demand Compensation From City As Nursing Home Goes Condo

Lower East Siders Demand Compensation From City As Nursing Home Goes Condo

Rivington House (Emma Whitford/Gothamist). Lower East Siders and community leaders gathered outside 45 Rivington Street on Wednesday morning to protest its imminent conversion from a nursing home into 100 luxury condominium units, and demand that Mayor...

LIC Preservationists Say Condo Developer Is Sabotaging Their Landmarking Attempt

LIC Preservationists Say Condo Developer Is Sabotaging Their Landmarking Attempt

(Facebook) Long Island City is no stranger to development, and with over two dozen skyscrapers set to rise in the neighborhood over the next several years, an eight-story condo is comparatively innocuous. But when locals learned...

One More Supertall Gold-Plated Skyscraper And The Manhattan Skyline Is Complete

One More Supertall Gold-Plated Skyscraper And The Manhattan Skyline Is Complete

(via TRD) Because New York City can apparently never have too many supertall towers to transform it into a dystopian nightmare of a city, here's one more for you: a 1,100-foot condo tower is set to...

Big New Williamsburg Development Will Wipe Out Three Restaurants

Big New Williamsburg Development Will Wipe Out Three Restaurants

(Nell Casey/Gothamist) Thor Equities, perhaps most notable for bringing their hammer down on Coney Island, are eliminating three Williamsburg restaurants in one fell swoop with the introduction of a new mixed-use building opening in the ever...

Staten Island's Abandoned Farm Colony Has Been Sold To A Developer For $1

Staten Island's Abandoned Farm Colony Has Been Sold To A Developer For $1gallery

There are remote parts of Staten Island that are a little creepy, what with the clowns, the rogue turkeys, the utter abandonment, the serial killer urban legends. The Island's farm colony is one of the more vast...

Building Inspector Suspended After Enraged Video Meltdown

Building Inspector Suspended After Enraged Video Meltdown

DOB plumbing inspector Jose Nuñez did not appreciate being filmed last September. (Pinky Mixology/YouTube) The Buildings Department inspector who went ballistic on a passerby for taking photos of a construction site in Brooklyn has been suspended...

Walls Not Included: How Four Roommates Got Duped Into Camping In A $6K A Month Williamsburg Death-Trap

Walls Not Included: How Four Roommates Got Duped Into Camping In A $6K A Month Williamsburg Death-Trap

The troubles at the building at 120 South Fourth long predate its forced evacuation a month ago. (Nathan Tempey/Gothamist) When Lauren Holman's roommates-to-be first looked at the place on Bedford Avenue in early August 2013, construction...

You Will Never Guess What The Last Matzo Factory On The LES Is Being Turned Into

You Will Never Guess What The Last Matzo Factory On The LES Is Being Turned Into

The Streit family announced the departure of their matzo factory from its home on the Lower East Side at the beginning of this year, concluding a 90-year run Rivington Street. In May, it was reported that...

Goodbye '60s-Era Market Diner, Hello Luxury Hell's Kitchen Tower

Goodbye '60s-Era Market Diner, Hello Luxury Hell's Kitchen Tower

(via Yelp) And so another quirky and cherished piece of city history is crushed by new development. Market Diner, the 1960s-era diner on 11th Avenue at 43rd Street, will flip its last flapjack on Sunday, November...

Second Part Of Bushwick's Rheingold Brewery Property Sold Off To Developer

Second Part Of Bushwick's Rheingold Brewery Property Sold Off To Developer

(ODA) Two years ago, a pair of derelict lots in Bushwick were poised to become high rise apartments containing 200 units of affordable housing—a notable victory for an area where rents are shooting up faster than...

Introducing New York City's Very Own Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Introducing New York City's Very Own Leaning Tower Of Pisa

A new building is going up near a long-empty land parcel near the East River in Midtown, and it looks a little...sideways. Shall we zoom in? Huh. Lest you think this sloped structure is the product of...

Checking In At Hudson Yards, Manhattan's Enormous New Luxury Neighborhoodgallery

Checking In At Hudson Yards, Manhattan's Enormous New Luxury Neighborhood

If you haven't been up to Javits Center or the top of the High Line, you might not be aware how much construction is going on around the new Hudson Yards. One building is nearly topped out...

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