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…

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…