The New York Post’s says three new parks “won’t cost taxpayers a cent to maintain.” (Last week, Matthew Schuerman found some people who disagree.)
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village rents skyrocket. Because large, market-rate apartments between the East Village and Gramercy were bound to stay cheap. Right?(New York)
Residents of Woodlawn in the northeast Bronx won a downzoning battle. Not that the New York Daily News is taking sides: “But people who want homes for themselves can feel a new measure of confidence that the blocks they’re buying into will retain their charm.”
The city’s first modern prefab home, an 1,800-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-story, is set for the Bronx. (New York Post)
None of the twelve apartment-cubes “offset from a concrete spine and bound by a steel exoskeleton” (that’s a weird-looking residential tower designed by architect Santiago Calatrava) has yet been sold. But construction maven Frank J. Sciame is not deterred. (The New York Times)
Sen. Charles Schumer counters Bloomberg on the World Trade Center and sides with developer Larry Silverstein. (Crain’s)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposed groundbreaking legislation that bars the city from referring clients to residences with “life-threatening” violations. (City Limits)
City Limits brings up new debates on the Urstadt Law, which allows the state to control city rent regulations.