An op-ed by Daniel Freedman explains how a legal spat over an 850-square-foot "granny flat" affected hundreds of units around Los Angeles. The city's attempt to rectify the problems with its second unit ordinance has encountered more resistance.
While cities that have never suffered terrorism are receiving large increases in homeland security funding, New York City's allocation is being cut by 40 percent after faulty analysis omits reference to iconic sites, critics charge.
Nora Ephron breaks the "code of silence" of Manhattan's exclusive rent-regulated tenants when she publishes an account in The New Yorker of bribing her way into an eight-room apartment for $1,500 a month.
Pataki plans to require drastic cuts in mercury emissions from the state's power plants, going further than Bush's new standards, and angering the business community, which fears the tough standards may force coal-burning plants to close.
Two studies confirm that NYC is loosing its affordable housing stock at an increasingly rapid pace notwithstanding Mayor Blumberg's to both preserve existing stock and add substantially to it. Section 8 and Mitchell-Lama programs were studied.
After years of delays, a green mega-mall called 'Destiny USA' gets approval to build in Syracuse. Could this be economic development salvation for upstate New York as well as an environmentalist's dream?
Can an ethanol plant restore economic vitality to a depressed, upstate New York farming and former railroad community? That is the hope for the state's first ethanol plant, which breaks ground next month.
Only a third of the projects supported by six Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) around New York met their job creation goals, according to a report by the state comptroller's office. Is this another nail
Democratic candidate and NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer recently detailed his transportation priorities, including a Second Avenue subway, LIRR connection to Grand Central, and Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.