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Affordable housing and retail near the beach
04/04/2022
$133M mixed-use project opens in Coney Island

Affordable housing and retail near the beach

A short walk from the beach in Coney Island, a $133-million mixed-use development featuring affordable housing and commercial space has made its debut, Governor Kathy Hochul announced last week.

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04/01/2022
Bike superhighway, Second Avenue subway money, and more

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Museum of Natural History’s new Studio Gang-designed science center to open next winter "After years of delays due to legal action, the American Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation has an official opening date. The museum on Monday announced t...

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03/25/2022
Yellow cabs to show up in Uber app, NYC sees modest job growth, and more

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NYC to roll out secure bike parking pods at five high-traffic cycling spots "Once installed at each location, DOT will compile data over a period of 29 days to see how much Oonee’s prototype is used. After 29 days, the bike corral will be moved to the next location where the agency will continue t...

The Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel-designed renovation should be done by the 2022 holiday season
03/18/2022
$50M renovation takes shape at 1221 Avenue of the Americas

The Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel-designed renovation should be done by the 2022 holiday season

New York-based developer Rockefeller Group is in the midst of a $50-million renovation of the plaza at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, creating a new front door to the property's retail space.

The finished product will rise 76 stories
03/16/2022
Financing secured for KPF-designed Midtown supertall

The finished product will rise 76 stories

New York-based real estate development firm Rabina has secured a $540-million construction loan to build a new supertall high-rise in Midtown, reports YIMBY.

The project would span eight acres near the Hackensack River
03/14/2022
3,000-unit high-rise complex coming to Jersey City

The project would span eight acres near the Hackensack River

A new development under review by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency could bring 3,000 homes to a large site near the Hackensack River, reports YIMBY. West Side Crossing, which is being developed by Bushburg Properties, intends to develop the roughly eight-acre complex over three phases, in concer...

Rail, bus, ferries and..."emerging technologies"
03/09/2022
Here are 14 options for linking LaGuardia with public transit

Rail, bus, ferries and..."emerging technologies"

Last year, at the urging of Governor Kathy Hochul, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey paused plans for the $2.1-billion LaGuardia AirTrain to review different alternatives for connecting the airport with mass transit.

350,000 square feet of commercial space
03/07/2022
$700M lab building completed in Manhattanville Factory District

350,000 square feet of commercial space

Construction is complete for a $700-million life sciences development in West Harlem's Manhattanville Factory District, Governor Kathy Hochul announced last week. The Taystee Lab Building, located on the former Taystee Bakery site along 126th Street, is an 11-story structure featuring 350,000 square...

"The suit was filed by local activist groups Voice of Gowanus and Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, as well as a...
03/06/2022
Lawsuit seeks to overturn Gowanus rezoning, alleging violations of state and federal law • Brooklyn Paper

"The suit was filed by local activist groups Voice of Gowanus and Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, as well as a collection of Gowanus residents, in Kings County Supreme Court late last month. The 38-page complaint accuses the city’s Parks, Housing Preservation and Development, and Citywide Administrative Services departments of violating the National Environmental Policy and National Historic Preservation acts, as well as New York’s Environmental Conservation Law, Historic Protection Act and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)."

A new lawsuit filed against the city aims to overturn the hotly-contested Gowanus rezoning, alleging that land-use change violates the law.

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03/04/2022
The plan to expand Manhattan, Renewable energy hub in Brooklyn, and more

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The Plan To Literally Expand New York City "What if we added the equivalent of over 1300 football fields to the tip of Manhattan? This was the proposal of a recent op-ed in The New York Times - increasing the size of the borough by about 12% in order to mitigate two of its most pressing problems. Th...

The Curtis + Ginsberg Architects-designed project will feature 255 units
03/02/2022
$129M affordable housing complex breaks ground in East New York

The Curtis + Ginsberg Architects-designed project will feature 255 units

Construction has commenced for HELP One, a new affordable housing complex in East New York which is among the largest income-restricted projects announced for Brooklyn this year.

"What if we added the equivalent of over 1300 football fields to the tip of Manhattan? This was the proposal of a recent...
03/01/2022
The Plan To Literally Expand New York City - Cheddar Explains

"What if we added the equivalent of over 1300 football fields to the tip of Manhattan? This was the proposal of a recent op-ed in The New York Times - increasing the size of the borough by about 12% in order to mitigate two of its most pressing problems. There’s evidence from all over the world that doing this can be a useful technique for crowded ocean-side cities. But the process to do so - reclaiming land from the ocean - is rife with potential downsides. So is this a proportional response to gigantic problems? Or a zany harebrained scheme that’ll do more harm than good?"

What if we added the equivalent of over 1300 football fields to the tip of Manhattan? This was the proposal of a recent op-ed in The New York Times - increas...

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02/25/2022
Bronx bus overhaul coming in June, Adams wants to lift vaccine mandate, and more

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MTA sets June date for Bronx bus redesign rollout "The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will roll out the overhaul to a third of borough bus routes, adding two new ones, and cutting about a fifth of the network’s stops — all to speed up commutes in the Boogie Down Bronx." (amNY)

"It’s not yet been decided which mode of transit the line would be serviced by – conventional rail, light rail or bus ra...
02/23/2022
The Secret Subway That Could Save New York

"It’s not yet been decided which mode of transit the line would be serviced by – conventional rail, light rail or bus rapid transit. And it’s unclear how the project will be financed. The MTA chairman has estimated the cost would be ‘single digit billions’ and take 3-5 years of construction."

The Interborough Express would fill a huge gap in the city’s transit needs.For more by The B1M subscribe now - https://bit.ly/the-b1mFull story here - https:...

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02/18/2022
Adams wants workers back in the office, Landlords fight anti-eviction bill, and more

Here's what we're reading this week

This Time the Charm: Will Long-Delayed Queens Greenway Finally Get Funding? "Funding for a decades-old plan to connect Flushing Meadows Park with Fort Totten with a pedestrian-and-bike-friendly Queens Greenway is languishing, even though a family-friendly pathway connecting the borough’s parks is ...

"The real estate industry is pushing back on a state bill that would limit rent hikes and ensure lease renewals for over...
02/17/2022
Landlords Wage Crusade Against ‘Good Cause’ Anti-Eviction Bill

"The real estate industry is pushing back on a state bill that would limit rent hikes and ensure lease renewals for over a million tenants — launching a house-to-house phone campaign to rally the public against the protections."

A group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is dialing voters and patching them through to their local reps.

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02/11/2022
Park Avenue restoration will take 20 years, Subway hits post-omicron high, and more

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NYC Says It Will Take 20 Years to Restore Park Avenue to Its Former Glory "The good news is the city finally has plans to restore 11 blocks of Park Avenue north of Grand Central to a semblance of its former glory...expanding the median from a useless 20 feet to a potentially-rejuvenating 48 feet.

"The project, which is being developed by New Empire Corporation, will include more than 100 condominiums on its upper f...
02/09/2022
ODA-designed residential tower coming to Long Island City

"The project, which is being developed by New Empire Corporation, will include more than 100 condominiums on its upper floors in a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts..."

A 19-story residential tower is coming to 24-01 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, reports YIMBY.

"The MTA will launch a four-month long fare-capping pilot as it hopes to lure riders back after two years of pandemic-re...
02/08/2022
MTA says fare-capping for OMNY could become permanent, if it’s popular

"The MTA will launch a four-month long fare-capping pilot as it hopes to lure riders back after two years of pandemic-related losses, the authority announced Monday."

The agency is also rolling out discounts for commuter rail riders later this month. Monthly Long Island Railroad and Metro-North passes are being sold for 10% off, and users who purchase 20 peak-hour tickets will get 20% off as well.

INOA | International Office of Architects is designing the three-tower complex, which will start with Newark's tallest b...
01/31/2022
Develop nabs $90M loan for Newark's future tallest building

INOA | International Office of Architects is designing the three-tower complex, which will start with Newark's tallest building

Developer Acier Holdings has landed a $90-million construction loan for the initial phase of The Halo, a mixed-use project at 289-301 Washington Street in Newark which will include the city's tallest building.

Another partnership between Lightstone Group and Marriott Hotels
01/24/2022
Moxy hotels scheduled to open this year in LES and Williamsburg

Another partnership between Lightstone Group and Marriott Hotels

Four months after topping out, New York-based real estate development firm Lightstone Group and Marriott are on track to wrap up work on a pair of Moxy hotels later this year in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg.

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01/21/2022
AOC goes YIMBY, MTA updates, and more

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Gov. Hochul’s Executive Budget Takes Aim at Bus Lane Blockers, Toll Cheats "On the bus front, Hochul’s budget proposes to raise the level for being caught on camera violating the sacred red paint to $125 for a first offense, up from the current $50.

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