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Articles about "New Developments"

  • De Blasio to Announce Plans for Midtown East Rezoning By Kamini Ramdeen | June 17, 2014

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the timeline for rezoning in Midtown East. The bulk of the rezoning will begin in 2015 and continue on into 2016.

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  • New Queens Transit Hub: Build Me, Maybe? By Kamini Ramdeen | May 30, 2014

    A futuristic transit hub has been designed for implementation in the borough of Queens. If the designs are approved and permitted the area of Woodside, Queens is in for a Jetsons-reminiscent new addition to its LIRR/7-train line intersection.  

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  • The Makings of a Storm-Resilient City By Stephanie Fujihashi | May 01, 2014

    Photo courtesy of Bijark Ingels Group

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  • Update: Hudson Yards Project By Kamini Ramdeen | March 24, 2014

    The once forgotten rail yard on the west side of midtown along the Hudson River, has been a hot topic in the past year. According to the Related Company, we’re going to experience the “New Heart of New York” come 2018. Construction and renderings for the Hudson Yards Project have been developing for a year now, but what’s the progress of this progressive city in a city? Check out the progress of 2012-2013 here:

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  • Update: Mayor de Blasio Names Real Estate Related Cabinet Members By Kamini Ramdeen | March 21, 2014

    One message that has been on the mind of developers in NYC regarding Mayor de Blasio is the issue of affordable housing. De Blasio during his campaign had announced his support and his plan of creating over 200,000 units of affordable housing. This could be thought of as a rather lofty goal considering that under Bloomberg only 5,000 affordable units were created, and that was over a span of three-terms.

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  • Building Up the Market: More Permits Than Last Year By Jonathan Tuason | March 06, 2014

    Building permits for new residential units have increased over the past year - this is true for all the city's boroughs.  More specifically, according to REBNY, 2013 show a 70.7% increase from 2012's numbers.  This is of particular note, since a significant drop in the number of such permits occurred amidst the economic doldrums of 2009, from which the 2013 numbers show a 204% bump.

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  • No Sweat: Mayor de Blasio's Meeting with REBNY By Jonathan Tuason | February 27, 2014

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently met with members of the Real Estate Board of New York in a closed meeting late last week.

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  • South Street Seaport Tower Creates Friction in Lower Manhattan By Jonathan Tuason | February 06, 2014

    In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rocked the east coast, and like many other waterfront locales, Manhattan's South Street Seaport was not spared.  The storm destroyed many of its small businesses, and drove others to relocate.

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  • Chinatown Might be Getting a Big Brother Upstate By Bryan Gamble | December 09, 2013

    News that foreign investors, especially ones from China, are interested in New York real estate has become quite old hat, but the proposed China City of America in upstate New York is on a whole new level that is simply irresistible.

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  • Back in the (Former) USSR: Promising New Development By Bryan Gamble | November 19, 2013

    Frankly, it can be a little repetitive talking about the Manhattan luxury real estate market and the number of mega-projects that are underway. So let’s shift gears a bit and look abroad to Moscow, where the Manhattan model’s effectiveness in recent years has helped foster a deal to expand Manhattan-style luxury to Moscow.

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