Another Apartment Building to Replace House in Jamaica

From newyorkimby.com: Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 169-13 90th Avenue, in Jamaica, Queens. The site is five blocks away from the 169th Street subway station, serviced by the F trains. Om Shakti Temple is behind the applications. The 70-foot tall structure will yield 25,460 square feet, with 20,570 square feet…

Borough Park’s oldest Synagogue to be Demolished and replaced with condominiums!

From newyorkyimby.com Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 4024 12th Avenue, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The site is five blocks away from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, serviced by the D train. The southern tip of Greenwood Cemetery is also seven blocks away. Waterfront Property Management LLC is behind the applications. The project…

Developers & City to relocate the Homeless to Queens, with zoning amendment!

From Commercial Observer: The City Planning Commission earlier this week kicked off public review for a zoning change that would create a special permit to limit hotel development in industrial zones. While many in the real estate industry loathe the special permits, some hotel owners are surprisingly in favor of them. The policy was first proposed in 2015…

Possible Reserved Parking Permits for NYC Residents, fingers crossed.

From Curbed: New Yorkers have long complained about suburban commuters taking their parking spots, and now they have a group of elected officials on their side. Later today, a group of City Council members intend to introduce two separate bills that would create a residential parking program, giving preference to local residents over outside commuters. A…

MTA Unviels New Plan To Fix NYC’s Bus System

The MTA has been focused on making the Bus system an alternative option to the subway for quite some time. Most recently, there was an overhaul of the North-to-South bus lines that run along Woodhaven-Crossbay Blvd’s in Queens. The Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards corridor was identified as a preferred location for Select Bus Service improvements through…

NYC’s first $700M Soccer Stadium will call the South Bronx home

Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, had voiced her support in favor of a Soccer Stadium in the Willets Point section of Queens. A triangle of industrial complexes dubbed “The Junkyard”, or “The Iron Triangle. New York City has long been looking to develop Willets Point. Early proposals centered around a mall and shopping center with hotels…

NYC Council pushes for turbine bill

From: Crains The legislation would standardize the process so property owners would know exactly what to do and inspectors would use the same set of criteria to judge every project. The idea is to help make the city more energy-efficient. A complementary Constantinides bill would require officials to create a wind map showing where these devices…

Roundtrip Tokens

Perhaps most visitors who visit New York City land at JFK or LGA, which are both located in the borough of Queens. I’m sure they don’t realize the distance from the gates of their flight terminal to their final destination, which I assume is a trendy midtown Hotel. No matter the airport, or final destination,…

Concave tower to hug Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower

From Curbed: “A new rendering has surfaced for the massive residential tower taking shape at 29-37 41st Avenue, adjacent Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower, revealing what the Handel Architects-designed rental, dubbed Queens Plaza Park, is bringing to the landscape. Building amenities are slated to include a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a resident’s library, coworking space, a…

New York City: Improper

A Google search result will quickly define the term, “city proper”, as all of the surrounding towns and districts that ultimately map out a city. This term can also apply to New York City. Manhattan is what the media often focuses on, often even referring to the island as New York City. I know, New…