Opinion

Urstadt hands mayor a dollar and a dream

By Konrad Putzier Nine years after proposing that the city buy back Battery Park City, veteran city planners Charles Urstadt and Avrum Hyman have renewed their campaign for the deal. On March 5, New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio received a check for...

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Vanderbilt rezoning the start of something big

By Steven Spinola There’s been a lot of activity around Grand Central Terminal lately, and not just the usual hustle bustle of rush hour commuters. Last month, at a City Planning Commission hearing, the proposed Vanderbilt Corridor Text Amendment...

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New York City on the cutting edge with WEDG

By Steven Spinola New York has always been a city of water, and now there’s an important initiative to establish and promote best practices at the water’s edge. For the last fifteen years, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

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Stop with the cheap shots at 421a already

By Steven Spinola There have been a few recent calls for the elimination of the 421-a tax exemption program, an important incentive that helps create affordable housing. Eliminating the 421-a program would render Mayor de Blasio’s efforts to...

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