Rent Stabilization & Historic Neighborhoods: The Real Story

  REBNY’s Latest Report Swings & Misses This week, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) released an unscholarly report claiming that historic districts are injurious to the retention of rent-stabilized apartments in New York City (“Landmarking does not protect affordable housing, report says”).We checked the facts, and what we found was that REBNY […]

URGENT: Proposed Riverside-West End Extension II On The Chopping Block By LPC !

Skulls indicate approximate locations of buildings to be removed by the LPC from the originally proposed Riverside-West End Extension II map boundaries, heard at LPC Public Hearing on Oct. 25, 2011. June 18, 2015Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission One Centre Street New York City, New York 10007Dear Chair Srinivasan, The Historic […]

Letter from 26 Elected Officials to Chair Weisbrod in responce to the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment

March 25, 2015 Carl Weisbrod, Chair City Planning Commission 22 Reade Street New York, NY 10007 Re: Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment – CEQR No. 15DCP104Y Dear Chair Weisbrod: We write today to express our concerns with the proposed citywide text amendment entitled “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and the Draft Scope of […]

Landmarks Preservation Commission Proposes To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration

UPDATE: The LPC held several Public Hearing. You can see which buildings have been designated here. As has been reported in The New York Times, DNAinfo, Gothamist, The New York Post, CBS News and elsewhere, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has announced an Administrative Action to “de-calendar” 94 proposed Individual Landmarks and 2 […]

NEWS: Queens Residents Fight to Save St. Savior’s

From NY1: Neighbors say it’s an important piece of their history, but a nearly 160-year-old church is close to becoming a victim of the wrecking ball. NY1’s Roger Clark filed the following report on the last ditch efforts to save it. Michael Fiorino has lived in Maspeth for all of his 80 years, but […]