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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...

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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 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...

What the “most ambitious upzoning proposal” in America entails

In a plan approved Friday, Minneapolis reportedly became the first city to officially undertake the “most ambitious upzoning” plan...

Extell’s UWS tower could be imperiled if city cracks down on this building trick

The city’s Department of Building says Extell Development’s Upper West Side apartment building abides by current zoning rules —...

In the wake of wildfires, experts call for stricter zoning in risky areas

 A pair of wildfires burning across the state have claimed more than 15,000 structures and at least 80...

SJP, Mitsui Fudosan clinch big victory in supertall battle

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday sided with developers of a 668-foot-tall condominium tower, finding that...

REBNY, BOMA urge city to toss plan for commercial-trash zones

The Real Estate Board of New York and the Building Owners & Managers Association are among a handful of...

Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Former mobster sues city of Bridgeport and millionaire developer … & more

Onetime Genovese crime family member suing developer, Bridgeport over North End property An ex-mobster has hit the city of Bridgeport and developer Manuel Moutinho...

Westchester and Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Manhattan firm buys 77 Larchmont condo units for $43.5M … & more

Brookfield Property Group acquires SoNo Collection developer Brookfield Property Partners has agreed to buy General Growth Properties after increasing its bid, the company announced...

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