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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...

New Development Could Kill '60s-Era Market Diner In Hell's Kitchen

New Development Could Kill '60s-Era Market Diner In Hell's Kitchen

(via Yelp) Why do developers want to kill everything we love? Next up on the chopping block: Market Diner, the 1960s-era diner on 11th Avenue at 43rd Street. Yesterday, The Real Deal reported that the Moinian...

80-Story Extell Tower Is Sinking The Lower East Side, Locals Say

80-Story Extell Tower Is Sinking The Lower East Side, Locals Say

The sunken sidewalk. (Bowery Boogie) Extell, creator of some of Manhattan's tallest, priciest and most reviled towers, is being accused of sinking the street behind its latest behemoth development at 250 South Street in the Lower...

Developer Claims It Bought Crown Heights Community Garden Property For $10

Developer Claims It Bought Crown Heights Community Garden Property For $10

The corner of Rogers Avenue and Park Place in Crown Heights is the site of a standoff between community gardeners and a development company. (Roger That Garden/Facebook) A developer aiming to evict a Crown Heights community...

What Newtown Creek Will Look Like When It's Flanked By Luxury High-Rises

What Newtown Creek Will Look Like When It's Flanked By Luxury High-Rises

(Avoid Obvious) We can scream and scream and scream about how glass-walled condos will eventually slow-roast their monied inhabitants, but developers don't care about the long term when there's money to be made RIGHT NOW. So...

Citigroup Selling Off Even More Long Island City Tower Space

Citigroup Selling Off Even More Long Island City Tower Space

(Juni Safont/flickr) Long Island City, which burst into existence in 1870 but only became worthy of acknowledgement once the Times took interest in it, will soon have a gleaming new apartment complex next to its tallest...

Deceased Spike Hill Will Soon Be Three Luxurious Floors Of Retail Space

Deceased Spike Hill Will Soon Be Three Luxurious Floors Of Retail Space

Meshberg Group/Racked Developers are wasting no time razing Williamsburg's recently closed bar/venue Spike Hill to make way for three levels of retail space. According to the Wall Street Journal, the low-rise spaces that currently occupy 184-186...

494-Foot Tall Condo Continues To Be Sticking Point For South Street Seaport Renaissance

494-Foot Tall Condo Continues To Be Sticking Point For South Street Seaport Renaissance

Via SHOP Architects Last November, the real estate developer who wants to revitalize the South Street Seaport showed a smaller—but still towering—condominium that would anchor the development. But local officials were unimpressed by the new design's...

Astoria Cove Developer Accused Of Using Racist Contractor

Astoria Cove Developer Accused Of Using Racist Contractor

Astoria Cove, the de Blasio administration's "first test" for mandatory inclusionary zoning (courtesy Studio V) Members of several different community groups attempted to storm the offices of a real estate developer in Long Island City this...

First Look At The Ridiculously Tall Condo Tower Coming For Lower Manhattan

First Look At The Ridiculously Tall Condo Tower Coming For Lower Manhattan

125 Greenwich Street (Shvo/Bizzi & Partners/Vinoly) New York YIMBY has published renderings of the new residential tower planned for 125 Greenwich Street, rising to a ridiculous 1,356 feet tall and becoming the largest residential tower in...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should We Build Condos In Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should We Build Condos In Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Condo construction currently under way at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon...

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