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Policy & Regulations

New York Plans to Involuntarily Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Despite Challenges

Mayor Eric Adams recently announced a new citywide policy that will allow city workers and law enforcement officials to involuntarily hospitalize people with mental...

How to Use ZoLa: NYC’s Zoning and Land Use Interactive Map

There are many rules and regulations in NYC, and finding out the rules for specific zones can be hard to know. Lucky for New...

The Beef Between Urban Planners and Real Estate Developers in NYC

As Manhattan is overtaken by spacious luxury condos, tensions rise between urban planners and developers in the City. Despite working in similar fields, city planners...

Redlining and Its Impact on New York City

Redlining was a discriminatory housing practice popularized in the 1930s in response to housing shortages across the United States. While officially banned in 1968,...

The History of the Iconic NYC Fire Escape 

If you look up at any given moment walking down a New York City street, you’re likely to be greeted with a familiar site:...

NYC Ranks an Overall GPA of C on ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers ranked NYC infrastructure mediocre at best across 11 categories, largely due to lack of funding. According to the ASCE,...

Why NYC’s Pandemic Plans to Convert Hotels Into Affordable Housing Failed

CitySignal previously reported on the former Park Savoy Hotel, which was originally supposed to reopen as Billionaire Row’s first homeless shelter in 2018. However,...

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...

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