ALBANY—Jordi Reyes-Montblanc, the former chairman of Community Board 9, died yesterday. He was 65.
Pat Jones, the current chairwoman of the board, announced the death in an e-mail to board members and others in the neighborhood.
Reyes-Montblanc fled Cuba for the United States to escape communism, and was a staunch advocate of property Read More
It was more than two years ago, over a couple of beers at the West End in Morningside Heights, that Jordi Reyes-Montblanc first told a Columbia University official that he wanted a community-benefits agreement.
These devices—contracts that force developers to promise jobs or other goodies in exchange for political support for a project—had been Read More
Manhattanville residents are gearing up to make an agreement with Columbia University to get jobs and other benefits into the Ivy League school’s planned expansion project.
But activists told The Real Estate they’re not looking east to Brooklyn–where developer Bruce Ratner wants to build a massive mixed-use complex built around a stadium for Read More
On the Rise: Tribeca Welcomes
Large-Scale Development Projects “Hot” may no longer be the right word to describe the Tribeca real-estate market, but neither is it exactly foundering. Lured in part by low interest rates and the possibility of post-9/11 government subsidies for downtown construction, developers are busy raising new buildings in the neighborhood, despite Read More