Tuesday: Take a Hike!

  • 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.
  • – Riva Froymovich

    Tuesday: Take a Hike!