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Justices Ellen Gesmer and Anil Singh with a Two Bridges Rendering (NY Courts)

Judges question need for public review of controversial Two Bridges projects

Two appellate court judges expressed doubt Thursday that four planned Manhattan towers require City Council approval. A panel of...

Judges question need for public review of controversial Two Bridges projects
State Legislators Linda B. Rosenthal and Brad Hoylman with 200 Amsterdam Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols slam city for backing developers of 200 Amsterdam

New York politicians angry at the city’s decision to support a controversial Upper West Side tower say the position...

Pols slam city for backing developers of 200 Amsterdam
A rendering of 220 Amsterdam Avenue (Credit: 200 Amsterdam and iStock)

City backs developers in fight over 200 Amsterdam Avenue

The city has thrown its weight behind developers fighting to save their condominium tower from deconstruction. In an appeal...

City backs developers in fight over 200 Amsterdam Avenue
200 Amsterdam (Credit: 200amsterdam.com)

City closes “loophole” that developers exploit to build towers

UPDATED March 2, 2020, 6:33 p.m.: The Department of Buildings on Monday said newly formed zoning lots cannot consist...

City closes “loophole” that developers exploit to build towers
Morry Kalimian, Gene Kaufman and Bill de Blasio and a map of the Special Union Square District (Credit: Getty Images, Studio Scrivo, New York State Courts)

Hotel developer sues city over special permit plan

As the de Blasio administration prepares to require special permits for hotel construction in yet another New York City...

Hotel developer sues city over special permit plan
From left: 200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City Council Member Ben Kallos and 430 East 58th Street (Credit: Google Maps, Getty Images)

Midtown East condo tower could face big height cut following court order on 200 Amsterdam

Last Thursday, a judge issued an extraordinary court order requiring the deconstruction of 20-some floors on a Upper West...

Midtown East condo tower could face big height cut following court order on 200 Amsterdam
Miki Naftali and 1045 Madison Avenue (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Naftali accused of violating zoning laws at UES development

A resident who lives across the street from the Naftali Group’s proposed Upper East Side development is trying to...

Naftali accused of violating zoning laws at UES development
New small-scale hotel developments like the 56-key Voyage Hotel, at 37-10 11th Street in an LIC manufacturing district, may become increasingly uncommon. (Credit: Google Maps, iStock, and the Department of City Planning)

Go big or go home? Why small hotel development in NYC may be a thing of
the past

The M1 Hotel Text Amendment adopted by City Council last December, which requires a special permit for the construction...

Go big or go home? Why small hotel development in NYC may be a thing of
the past
432 Park Avenue

City Council’s crackdown on mechanical voids is just the start

The City Council has signaled that its move to close supertall developers’ favorite loophole is just the start. The...

City Council’s crackdown on mechanical voids is just the start
City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers

Manhattan developers for years have boosted the heights of their towers by using a loophole in the city’s zoning...

City targets building loophole used by Billionaires’ Row developers
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