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NYC basement apartments up for debate at City Council hearing

The city is moving forward with its plans to create livable basement apartments, Crain’s has learned. On Tuesday, the New York City Council will hold its first hearing on a pilot program set to launch ... read more

De Blasio’s Sixth Year in Office Could Feature Three Neighborhood Rezonings

The City Council is holding three public hearings with Amazon ... programs such as the basement conversion program for one or two family homes is being piloted in Brooklyn’s Community District 5, whic... read more

How the trash industry worked overtime trying to thwart New York City’s reform plans

In the summer of 2016, New York City ... city regulations. The trade group paid more than half a million dollars to a lobbying firm to line up local politicians in opposition to the city’s plan, a pus... read more

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Airbnb Host Sues City After Receiving $32K In Fines

An Airbnb user is suing New York City ... up and fined him $32,000 for not having a sprinkler system and fire alarm, failing to provide proper exits, and because his basement was “illegally converted ... read more


How A Handful Of Community Organizers Got NYC To Take On One Of The Most Powerful Industries On Earth

Some people start the new year by pledging to give up carbs or hit the gym. New York Mayor Bill ... battle plans in the basement of city hall. The call to arms didn’t come from the mayor’s office or f... read more

Two Wheels at the Office, Still Rare

(Not to mention that City Room still wonders whether the idea of bike valets will take off.) Bicycle commuting was the topic of a joint City Council hearing ... including The New York Times’s, prohibi... read more

East New York Deal Sets Precedent for Wave of Rezonings

Colleagues heaped praise on City Council ... of new york.” While each plan will be different, de Blasio is aiming to add thousands of units of housing to a variety of under-developed areas throughout ... read more

Legality of enforcing Missoula's ADU on-site owner requirement questioned

Can a city official knock on your door and make sure a property owner is living there? The Missoula City Council continues to discuss ways to allow more backyard cottages and basement apartments in th... read more

Pushback on tax breaks for Long Island businesses gaining steam

Proposed changes to how New York State and local ... the developer of waterfront apartments on Long Beach’s Super Block parcel, which were rejected by the Nassau IDA after contentious public hearings; ... read more

Housing for NYC’s Most Vulnerable Under Scrutiny for ‘Screening’

Every year, more than 1,000 homeless people in New York City are placed in supportive housing, which combines an affordable apartment with services for ... not clear that CAPS can do it.” At a City Co... read more

What Kind of Resistance? The Battle for New York Attorney General Opens Up a Rift

On the morning of September 5, José-Antonio Apolinar left his apartment in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood headed for his court hearing ... to district leaders to city council members in her home bas... read more

NYC’s 10 biggest preservation battles of 2018

Here’s how these preservation battles played out across New York City ... the debate surrounding the future of this compact outdoor space on the Upper East Side. Developer AvalonBay Communities wants ... read more



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