Housing and Development
Some say the companies that sponsor coops are retaining too much control—at residents' expense. They want the state attorney general to have more power to enforce bylaws.
Though federally funded, NYCHA is in part steered by choices at the municipal level. What public-housing policy choices will New York's next mayor have to make?
Behind the new and shiny plan for the Domino factory site is a saga of labor strife, lawsuits, and waterfront politics—one City Limits started telling back in 1983.
The neighborhood was a hotbed for defaults even before the superstorm's devastating flood. Now, advocates fear a flood of housing emergencies.
A stalled redevelopment left Prospect Plaza vacant for a decade. The new scheme replaces some—if not all—of the public housing, and adds hundreds of affordable units.
After the city rezoned Williamsburg, affordable housing was supposed to be built on the grounds of a NYCHA project there. Seven years later, ground has not been broken.
A growing if largely invisible community hard-hit by Sandy faces a unique challenge: Undocumented immigrants must get help to fix illegal apartments.
Documents reveal tense negotiations between city housing officials and Forest City Ratner over the kind of affordable housing the first Atlantic Yards residential tower will provide. Turns out it's different from what the developer promised.
The Bloomberg administration has rolled the dice on a major rezoning and costly infrastructure upgrades in Coney Island. Will the hoped-for development ever appear?
A plan to build subsidized housing in a zone reserved for manufacturing businesses pits efforts to reduce the shelter population against hopes of saving industrial New York.
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