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Are the Rockaways Experiencing Surfer’s Gentrification or Restorative Development?

New York City’s Rockaway Beach was once a hidden gem. But over the last decade, it’s become a popular summer destination for New Yorkers...

Is There a Case for a $20k Broker’s Fee on a 1 Bedroom, Rent Stabilized Apartment in NYC?

New York real estate professionals are scratching their heads over an agent having collected nearly $20,000 in broker’s fees on a rent-stabilized flat in...

Council Member Cabán Approves 1,400 Unit Development in Queens

Hallets North, a proposed 1,400-unit development that plans to deliver three towers and a public esplanade, received a tepid nod of approval from councilmember...

Do New Yorkers Need To Worry About Sinkholes? The Rise of the Sinkhole in NYC

On an unassuming Monday in late July, a sinkhole formed in the Bronx. Attributed to a collapsing sewer beneath street level, the sinkhole managed...

NYC Housing Far Behind Future Requirements, Inefficient Approval Process Part of the Problem

NYC Land Use Approval Takes 2.5 Years, Report Finds Covid and public safety stole the national headlines and news coverage when Eric Adams ran for...

Con Ed Dumps Wastewater With Toxic Elements Near Pier 98

For over 20 years, the utility giant Con Ed (Consolidated Edison) has dumped millions of gallons of wastewater from below Manhattan's Pier 98 straight...

NYC Could Ban Tenant Criminal Background Checks, With Few Exceptions

City To Follow In Other Cities' Footsteps With Fair Chance For Housing Act The New York City Council is actively considering passing a law that...

Five Things Your Landlord Might Be Doing That Aren’t Legal

Landlords are notorious for doing things that they should be doing (or not doing). From strange instances to downright unlivable conditions, you are not...

Affordable Housing for HIV/AIDS Survivors and their Families at The Lirio Meets Opposition

Located in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, the Lirio offers unique, affordable housing for HIV/AIDS survivors. This area of the city has the highest concentration...

Cruise Ships as Affordable Housing? 

As the demand for affordable housing continues to outpace supply, it’s time to consider more creative options. Cruise, anyone? Stay with us, here—CallisonRTKL, a...

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