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Articles about "NYC Zoning"

  • Zoning Law Revisions: Killing Two Birds with One Stone? By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 13, 2016

    We discuss de Blasio's revisions to the Zoning Resolution, how they might please proponents of affordable housing and new construction developers at the same time.

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  • One Vanderbilt An Invasion of Airspace: One Vanderbilt Tower By Samantha Martinez | April 07, 2015

    After nearly two years of stasis, Mayor Bill de Blasio has finally agreed to the Vanderbilt Corridor Text Amendment. But what does that mean for Grand Central Station?

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  • Brooklyn Tech Triangle Making Room By Joel Bennett | June 19, 2013

    This week will see the unveiling of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle’s ‘master plan’,  a proposal based on an April 2012 economic impact study that’ll facilitate growth in the tech industry.

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  • Q&A With Don Elliott: National Planning Expert Weighs In on NYC's Zoning Laws By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 09, 2012

    For anyone who's interested in buying a luxury condo in Manhattan and staying here for the long-haul, we at Elegran believe that they should have a basic understanding of New York's zoning laws, which is why we've taken the time to write a primer about the future of luxury apartments in Manhattan. It's rare to find a Manhattan real estate subject whose importance so greatly exceeds the attention it garners, especially at a time when every other new construction angle is scrutinized to no end. To further this endeavor of informing potential buyers of Mahattan real estate, we contacted Don Elliott, a national expert in urban planning, zoning, and land use, to comment on New York City’s current zoning laws. Here's what he had to say about where we are and where we're going.

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  • The Instant Pedestrian Plaza: Good or Bad? By Phil Ryan | August 10, 2011

    Anyone who lives in Manhattan sometimes feels a bit overwhelmed, whether it be from seemingly endless traffic, and, especially if you live in Lower Manhattan, a lack of green space apart from randomly dispersed pocket parks that are out of the way much of the time. Many of us can’t go to a waterfront park on our way to or from work, and in the concrete jungle that we love so much, spaces such as Central Park can become quite crowded. So what can be done about this? The New York City Department of Transportation is going through with a pilot study on pedestrian plazas, usually at oddly-shaped intersections in dense neighborhoods with little to no greenery, providing somewhere to at least sit down without trekking to a more well-known park.

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