Good Neighbors?

A condo building is asking $15,000 a month for the pain of being next to construction at a midtown library in a case that could establish new ground on adjacent construction disputes.

Thousands of apartments rented to non-profit cluster housing providers for the homeless could be declared subject to rent stabilized rents under a lawsuit brought by the Legal Aid Society. The suit basically alleges that the contracts with the non-profits create illusory tenancies.

The battle over rezoning East Harlem for higher density housing development boils down to a potential 751 apartment, 187 of which would have subsidized rents, according to Crains analysis. The total potential additional units under the Mayor’s initial proposal are only 1,878, with 625 of those subsidized.

The Division of Housing and Community Renewal has issued a new RTP-19 form, Owner’s Application to Restore Rent, dated 8-17. The major difference with the old form appears to be a clear warning that filing a false instrument could result in imprisonment. And, yesterday, DHCR changed the layout of its Rent Administration website, but they claim everything is still there somewhere.

As of Monday, August 28th, antenna and curb cut job filings at the City Department of Buildings, have to be done online through DOB NOW.

“Micro” units in the suburbs may be about 50% bigger and 30% cheaper than Manhattan, but they are just as popular according to the pre-leasing figures for Uno in Yonkers.

HPD, yesterday, issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to redevelop the Greenpoint Hospital campus in Brooklyn with 500 units of 100% affordable housing, a 200 bed shelter, commercial space, community facility space, and public open space.

Anyone wishing to help out survivors of Hurricane Harvey in Texas can find reputable agencies through ABO’s NAHB affiliates, and, if you are worried about the next flood here, the NAA has a library on emergency preparedness to check out.

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