Here’s how many NYC buildings are vacant

Brooklyn and Queens lead the pack

TRD New York /
Aug.August 16, 2017 08:45 AM

NYC vacant lot (credit: Ralph Hockens)

As many as 541 properties in the five boroughs may be sitting vacant, according to an analysis of 311 calls over the past 12 months by OneTitle National Guaranty Company.

The New York Post reported that many of these buildings are in neighborhoods the Citizens Budget Commission singled out as in particular need of affordable housing, but didn’t mention what kind of buildings they are, how big they are, and how many of them are usable for housing.

“These are hiding in plain sight,” OneTitle’s Daniel Price told the Post. Brooklyn and Queens have 155 vacant buildings each, the Bronx has 110, Manhattan 63 and Staten Island 58.

OneTitle analyzed 40,000 calls to the 311 line over the last six years and cross-referenced the addresses with other data, according to the Post.

In November, a report from the Municipal Art Society claimed that over 2,700 properties owned or leased by the city were considered vacant. The city disputed the study. And in February 2016, Comptroller Scott Stringer issued a report that over 1,100 vacant lots owned by the city could be used for affordable housing. The city said the report was unfair, noting that about 700 of those properties were in flood zones, were unsuitable for residential development or were slated to be developed. [NYP]Konrad Putzier


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Handel Architects)

Nonprofit plans affordable housing development near Essex Crossing

Nonprofit plans affordable housing development near Essex Crossing
All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag
City Council members Debi (Deborah) Rose (right) and Brad Lander (Getty, iStock)

Council bill to reopen day care centers would be boost for landlords

Council bill to reopen day care centers would be boost for landlords
President Donald Trump (Getty, iStock)

Trump tweets that he “may END” Obama-era fair housing regulation

Trump tweets that he “may END” Obama-era fair housing regulation
City Council member Vanessa Gibson, Speaker Corey Johnson and City Council member Brad Lander (Getty)

Why the City Council abandoned affordable housing

Why the City Council abandoned affordable housing
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Cuomo signs bill to extend eviction protections

Cuomo signs bill to extend eviction protections
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

City’s housing plan suffers major blow in “painful” budget

City’s housing plan suffers major blow in “painful” budget
Jumaane Williams (Getty)

Jumaane Williams’ tax ploy is day late — but may leave city $1.7B short

Jumaane Williams’ tax ploy is day late — but may leave city $1.7B short
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...