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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rikers Island (Credit: Getty Images)

Real estate development not coming to Rikers Island, mayor says

Even for jails, it’s all about location, location, location. When a listener to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s weekly call-in...

Steve Morriss, AECOM's Group President of Design and Consulting Services in the Americas, and Riker's Island (Credit: Wikipedia)

City taps AECOM to lead replacement
of Rikers

The city has tapped a joint venture led by AECOM to oversee the development of four new correctional facilities...

The city is scrapping plans for a new 40-story lower Manhattan jail

The city is no longer planning to build a 40-story jail in Lower Manhattan due to the issue of...

City considers opening new jail downtown

A massive new jail could be on its way to Lower Manhattan as part of the city’s plan to shutter Rikers Island. The jail would rise at 80 Centre Street, which currently houses the...

City struggles to find a site in the Bronx for jail development 

Rikers Island is closing, but finding a site in the Bronx for a new jail is proving to be...

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It’s official: City vows to close Rikers

Mayor de Blasio vowed yesterday at a news conference in the City Hall rotunda to close Rikers Island within a decade....

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Could Rikers Island be NYC’s next big real estate opportunity?

If a NYC developer is lucky, they may get to work with half a block. So the chance to...

Real estate industry weighs in on the future of Rikers

If activists had their way and Rikers Island closed, what would take its place? In February, Council Speaker Melissa...

Emigrant targeted minorities with predatory mortgages: jury

The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 came and went, but Emigrant Savings Bank continued to offer predatory loans to...

Possibilities abound for Rikers Island if jail complex is closed

As the drumbeat to shutter the city’s main jail complex on Rikers Island continues, many are imagining what could...

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