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As non-owner-occupied homes increase in number in Queens neighborhoods, it's becoming harder for immigrants to afford a first home.
Next City
November 19, 2019, 5am PST
A large affordable housing development will be built on the former site of a hospital in the Rockaway Peninsula neighborhood of Queens.
Crain's New York Business
September 3, 2019, 7am PDT
The new Kosciuszko Bridge offers multi-modal passage between boroughs, views to the Manhattan skyline, and probably impossible promises of congestion reduction.
The New York Times
August 18, 2019, 5am PDT
A rezoning process for a neighborhood in Queens will allow homes to be built wider and deeper. Supporters say the space is needed for large families.
The City
August 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies were found to be concentrated in certain neighborhoods, and the reasons appear to be varied.
6sqft
August 15, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been six months since Amazon rescinded its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The neighborhood planned for the facility could still see a huge benefit from an ambitious development, according to this opinion.
Crain's New York Business
August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
June 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS
May 23, 2019, 5am PDT
The city of New York has made initial moves toward developing a plan to replace the failed Amazon Headquarters development in Long Island City, Queens.
Politico
May 8, 2019, 7am PDT
People who can't vote can still have a say in the processes by which their neighborhoods are planned and developed. An example from New York City illustrates the point.
Next City
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
February 21, 2019, 9am PST
Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.
Politico Magazine
February 17, 2019, 7am PST
New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?
The New York Times
February 14, 2019, 9am PST
The AmazonHQ2 circus is packing up and moving to another city.
The New York Times
December 29, 2018, 1pm PST
The real estate market in most of New York City is sluggish to close out 2018, but for now, Long Island City is going gangbusters.
The New York Times
December 26, 2018, 5am PST
Sunnyside Yard, a 180-acre railroad yard in Queens, is in the initial stages of a planning process that may eventually bring development surpassing the scale of Hudson Yards. This time, it is hoped, there will be greater focus on affordability.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
November 28, 2018, 5am PST
A Regional Plan Association white paper makes that case that New York City and Amazon have mutually beneficial goals with the decision to located the tech company's second headquarters in Long Island City.
Crain's New York Business
July 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Not everyone thinks the governor’s expensive plan to improve access to the beleaguered airport will actually improve access.
The New York Times
March 10, 2018, 5am PST
Kris Graves photographs all 77 NYPD precincts from Tottenville to Edenwald, looking to these buildings—sometimes humble, sometimes imposing—for the face and footprint of law and order in the neighborhood.
Urban Omnibus
February 23, 2018, 10am PST
A landmark judgement potentially paves the way for graffiti to be protected under the Visual Artists Rights Act.
Modern Cities