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LES And Chinatown Community Groups Sue City Over Two Bridges Mega Development

LES And Chinatown Community Groups Sue City Over Two Bridges Mega Development

Protesters show up for a press conference on Friday, March 22, 2019, announcing a lawsuit over the Two Bridges development. (Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist) A coalition of Lower East Side and Chinatown community groups are suing...

How Bad Is NYC's Vacant Storefront Problem? Council Wants To Know

How Bad Is NYC's Vacant Storefront Problem? Council Wants To Know

(Angela Radulescu / Flickr) With a perceived uptick in vacant storefronts in parts of the city getting more attention, the City Council’s small business committee held a hearing Monday to consider a package of proposals to...

Meet The Photographer Documenting Rent-Stabilized Apartments In The East Village

Meet The Photographer Documenting Rent-Stabilized Apartments In The East Village

Three years ago, Susan Schiffman started photographing apartments in the East Village for her project, I Am A Rent Stabilized Tenant. At first on Instagram, then as a column on the blog EV Grieve, the photographer shared...

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) On Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan held the first public meeting regarding the recent sale of the historic White Horse Tavern. Opened in 1880, the White Horse is the second-oldest...

City Agrees To Buy 'Cluster Site' Units For $174 Million, In A Windfall For Homeless Families And A Notorious Landlord

City Agrees To Buy 'Cluster Site' Units For $174 Million, In A Windfall For Homeless Families And A Notorious Landlord

Mayor de Blasio and city homelessness Commissioner Steven Banks (Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office) After pausing the deal, the city has agreed to purchase 468 cluster site apartments from a reputed slumlord as part of a plan to...

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,...

In Unusual Move, East Village Landlord Attempts To Evict Tenants Through Bankruptcy Filing

In Unusual Move, East Village Landlord Attempts To Evict Tenants Through Bankruptcy Filing

HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer at Wednesday’s tenant rally (Photo by Jonathan Patkowski) The anonymous owner of an East Village building associated with infamous landlord Raphael Toledano is trying to force out rent-striking tenants by seeking to...

Outraged By Property Sales To Luxury Developers, Affordable Housing Group Takes On The Catholic Church

Outraged By Property Sales To Luxury Developers, Affordable Housing Group Takes On The Catholic Church

Church of the Nativity held its last mass in 2015. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons) In February 2018, Val Orselli secured a long-sought meeting with one of the most important decision makers in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese...

Developer May Open Hotel Inside The Chrysler Building

Developer May Open Hotel Inside The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building (Andreas Komodromos / Flickr) From the outside, the Chrysler Building, with its iconic chrome-nickel spire, may be the city’s most glamorous piece of architecture. Now, a new owner is toying with a plan...

Cuomo Signals Support For Pied-à-Terre Tax, Pushing Bill Closer To Reality

Cuomo Signals Support For Pied-à-Terre Tax, Pushing Bill Closer To Reality

View from Hudson Yards of Billionaires' Row. (Photo by Jen Chung) A plan to pass the pied-à-terre tax, which would assess a fee on part-time luxury homeowners in New York City, is closer to becoming a...

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildings

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildingsgallery

News that a group of West Village buildings, including the one that's home to the White Horse Tavern, have been sold has alarmed locals, with reports suggesting the new owner is convicted slumlord Steve Croman. The Commercial...

Crown Heights Residents Gear Up To Fight 39-Story Towers

Crown Heights Residents Gear Up To Fight 39-Story Towers

A rendering of 960 Franklin Avenue (Credit: YIMBY and YJP) Opponents of a planned high-rise development that would bring a mixture of just under 1,600 affordable and market-rate apartments to Crown Heights attended a community board...

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

Photograph by Orin Blomberg / Flickr The legendary White Horse Tavern, the literary watering hole where Dylan Thomas had his last drink(s), has been sold, along with other buildings on the same West Village block—and it...

Have Fun Living Atop This New Instagram-Magnet, Residents Of 56 Leonard!

Have Fun Living Atop This New Instagram-Magnet, Residents Of 56 Leonard!

Rendering of NYC's "Bean" on the corner of Church Street and Leonard Street. (Anish Kapoor) Luxury building amenities are usually just for the residents, but this Manhattan building is so generous that it is offering an...

Hells Angels Reportedly Leaving Their Longtime East Village Clubhouse

Hells Angels Reportedly Leaving Their Longtime East Village Clubhousegallery

The Hells Angels have been happily ensconced in their clubhouse on East 3rd Street in the East Village since around the time Abbey Road was released and the Mets were world champions. But after almost 50 years...

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

Long Island City (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr) News of Amazon’s decision to not build an office campus in Long Island City shocked and frustrated the city’s real estate industry, where some of the biggest developers, including...

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...

City Council Proposals Would Slash Obscene Brokers' Fees And Limit Security Deposits

City Council Proposals Would Slash Obscene Brokers' Fees And Limit Security Deposits

A real estate bus tour in 2015 arranged by Nestseekers. (Max Thorn/Gothamist) Avoiding a broker by finding a no-fee rental has long been the holy grail of New York City apartment hunting. Now, the City Council...

Can NYCHA Activists Rouse A 'Political Sleeping Giant'?

Can NYCHA Activists Rouse A 'Political Sleeping Giant'?

Activists attend a protest on Sunday to protest NYCHA's privatization plan. (Photo by Elizabeth Kim) Members of a newly formed activist group rallied at City Hall yesterday to mobilize New York City Housing Authority tenants against...

Extremely Haunted Trump Conception House For Sale In Queensgallery

Extremely Haunted Trump Conception House For Sale In Queens

Can a house be haunted if its most deranged resident hasn't died yet? I have not visited President Donald Trump's childhood home in Queens, so I cannot say for certain, but my gut screams yes: The trapped...

After 'Grotesque' $238 Million Penthouse Sale, Calls For 'Pied-A-Terre Tax' Intensify

After 'Grotesque' $238 Million Penthouse Sale, Calls For 'Pied-A-Terre Tax' Intensify

Rendering of 220 Central Park South (Vornado Realty Trust) News of hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin’s record-breaking purchase last week of a $238 million penthouse prompted what has by now become a routine series of responses...

Hedge Funder Buys $238 Million Central Park South Penthouse, Making It Most Expensive Home In U.S.

Hedge Funder Buys $238 Million Central Park South Penthouse, Making It Most Expensive Home In U.S.

Rendering of 220 Central Park South (Vornado Realty Trust) A Chicago billionaire has bought the most expensive home in the country: a Manhattan apartment still under construction. Ken Griffin is paying $238 million for a four-story...

Hopeful Apartment Renters Scammed Out Of Thousands In Cash

Hopeful Apartment Renters Scammed Out Of Thousands In Cash

(Shutterstock) In the cutthroat world of NYC real estate, would-be renters are advised to act fast—and even have cash on hand for a security deposit when viewing apartments. But this fast-paced, high pressure decision-making process makes...

Deed To 85-Year-Old Man's Brooklyn Home Allegedly Stolen By Crooked Caretaker

Deed To 85-Year-Old Man's Brooklyn Home Allegedly Stolen By Crooked Caretaker

(Shutterstock) A man hired to help care for his elderly diabetic neighbor has been indicted for allegedly stealing and trying to sell the senior citizen's East New York home. Jordan Horsford, 29, was indicted on Wednesday...

Concrete Falls From UES Building Onto Man Showering Next Door

Concrete Falls From UES Building Onto Man Showering Next Door

Debris fell from the under-construction building onto the building in the foreground (Google Maps) A wall at an under-construction 30-story condominium collapsed and fell onto a neighboring building last night, with a "concrete slab" and other...

Anybody Want To Buy A Chrysler Building?

Anybody Want To Buy A Chrysler Building?

(via the NYPL) Hello, are you in the market for an unwieldy purchase? What about a very large and very famous skyscraper, like for example the Chrysler Building? Well! What remarkable timing you have: According to...

Report: The L Train Shutdown Was A Mirage, But The Rent Savings Were Very Real

Report: The L Train Shutdown Was A Mirage, But The Rent Savings Were Very Real

The Bedford Avenue L train station in Williamsburg. (Photo by Shutterstock) In a city in which the “where-to-rent” calculus can feel like a high-stakes betting game, North Brooklyn renters who just signed leases were probably the...

Tenants Say Kushner And Other Predatory Landlords Are Choking Them With Lead Dust

Tenants Say Kushner And Other Predatory Landlords Are Choking Them With Lead Dust

118 East 4th Street, a building owned by Jared Kushner's Westminster City Living (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) City inspectors have found dangerous levels of lead dust in nine East Village-area buildings produced by vacant apartments being...

With L Train Shutdown Reversal, Williamsburg Braces For Rent Hikes

With L Train Shutdown Reversal, Williamsburg Braces For Rent Hikes

(Jen Carlson / Gothamist) The "full" L train shutdown may no longer be happening, based on what Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his surprise announcement on Thursday, but another burdensome and increasingly unavoidable fact of city...

NYC Sends Homeless Families To Substandard, Uninhabitable Apartments In NJ

NYC Sends Homeless Families To Substandard, Uninhabitable Apartments In NJ

Jarvis Cureton, Cabria Cummings and their son Jahkai (Mirela Iverac / WNYC) After spending nine months in New York City homeless shelters—bouncing among hotels in Queens and Manhattan—Jarvis Cureton and his wife Cabria Cummings wanted to...

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