The Observer’s and (The Real Estate’s) Matthew Schuerman is scheduled to be interviewed this evening on WNYC about the obstacles to green buildings examined in last week’s article on microturbines.
A related Observer story on waterless urinals ran last year; the urinals, unlike microturbines, have actually gained a foothold in New Read More
It always seemed like a funny trick to get support for the new Yankee Stadium: build a new Metro North station nearby, not with the Yankees’ money, mind you, but with the public’s. Unfortunately, the $45 million that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had set aside for the project, which was supposed to start this Read More
The Real Estate is going for a Robert Moses trifecta this morning. This item’s about one of his newer critics, Bronx community organizer Majora Carter, who dared criticize Mayor Bloomberg’s development policies and who received a warm response from the media at the Feb. 1 opening of the Moses exhibit at the Read More
The city’s Economic Deveopment Corporation officially rolled out its new Web site on Tuesday morning (in reality, it has been coming online in dribs and drabs), including a not-to-miss interactive map that shows the boundaries for all the various incentive programs, indicated by different colors and patterns. (Hint: Check out Lower Read More
Despite last month’s stormy City Council hearing on the future of the Brooklyn waterfront, the city’s Economic Development Corporation is pushing part of its Red Hook plan forward–the part it can push forward without engendering further controversy.
A request for proposals issued on Tuesday asks for bidders to submit plans for a marina Read More
As reported by the Observer’s Matthew Schuerman yesterday, Council Speaker Christine Quinn has reached a deal on a bill to revise the 421a program, the Lindsay-era initiative that gives developers huge tax breaks on new residential construction. Essentially, the deal preserves the controversial program while mandating that developers in some rapidly gentrifying areas (Harlem, Read More
Quinn’s proposed exclusion zone is outlined in green.
Bruce Ratner’s so-called friends are about to cost him tens of millions of dollars in lost tax breaks because of a bill pending in the City Council.
The stormy debate over the 421-a multifamily housing tax incentive still has a few days to Read More
Some 400,000 of the already famous 1.1 million new New Yorkers that are expected to be living here come 2030 will be over the age of 65, the Department of City Planning said on Wednesday in detailing its population estimates.
That’s a combination of people living longer and staying in the city longer. Read More
Jason Horowitz has a story on Hillary Clinton’s Obama-inspired outreach to officials and donors, including Eliot Engel’s description of what she laid out as her winning presidential scenario.
Matthew Schuerman writes about the mayor’s evolved position on corporate welfare.
Niall Stanage reports on the celebrations in some quarters over John Bolton’s demise. Read More
Ten of the 12 state referenda restricting the government’s right of eminent domain passed Tuesday, according to the Castle Coalition. No Land Grab says the two that failed (Idaho and California) were “anti-regulatory, anti-environment ballot propositions disguised as eminent domain reform.”
-Matthew Schuerman Read More