Urban Development


Housing Advocates rallied at City Hall last spring to protest cuts to affordable housing in New York. cuts to federal rent subsidies are hurting both tenants and building owners. Public housing is broke, and the city housing authority is looking for private partners to bail it out. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Tom Angotti for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Comments
With housing reeling from the bubble and the bust, the mayor still sees zoning as the key tool for creating affordable homes. Gotham Gazette reports.
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Heather Grossmann  |  July 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A $550 million campaign to modernize the Empire State Building has turned the icon from gritty to green over the past five years -- and the change is attracting tenants from all over the globe.
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John Farley  |  July 13, 2011 6:00 AM | 11 Comments
Urban officials and nonprofits are taking rapid steps to prepare for what the Associated Press dubbed the "silver tsunami." Is New York City ready?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
When Forest City Ratner announced their plan to build the $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky turned on their cameras.VIDEO
“Popping,” 2009, gelatin silver print 16x20Crown Street and Bedford Ave Brooklyn Block PartyPhoto by Anderson Zaca.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:18 PM | Comments
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton...and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins -- duh).
Assemblyman David Weprin (pictured) will run against Republican Bob Turner in Tuesday's special election for the 9th Congressional District. Recent political gaffes coupled with President Barack Obama's low approval ratings could turn the historically Democratic district against Weprin. Flickr/azipaybarah.
City Hall News  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Updated: July 10, 2011 | Comments
Everything to be said about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's string of victories has been said tenfold. So on to this week’s more unsung winners, and yes, the losers too…
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