Monthly Archives: March 2013

If You Let Them, They Will Build

It turns out you can build three bedroom apartments in New York and sell them for $500,000, at a profit, if the zoning works for you. It helps if the Satmar community is lobbying for the zoning.¬† The rapid construction … Continue reading

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Lhota Joins ABO Forum Lineup

Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, George McDonald and Adolfo Carrion Jr. will be there. Will you? All the candidates for the Republican nomination have confirmed participation in the ABO Mayoral Candidates Forum on Housing Development, kicking off the BuildingsNY Show at … Continue reading

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They have to live somewhere

They are all going to have to live somewhere. The City population grew by more than 161,000 since 2010, according to the latest Census estimates. There hasn’t been population growth like that since 1950. Brooklyn alone added 60,000 people. Coincidentally, … Continue reading

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Carrion Joins ABO Candidates Panel

Adolfo Carrion Jr. has joined the list of candidates coming to our ABO Mayoral Candidates Forum on Housing Development, kicking off the BuildingsNY Show at 8 a.m. on April 24th. Space will be limited, so sign up for the Show … Continue reading

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Up, Up and East

The City revealed last night that it wants to charge developers $250 per square foot¬† for additional air rights under the plan to upzone midtown east for new, higher office buildings. There would be no bonus space for residential construction, … Continue reading

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