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Nine Million Stories in the Naked City?

Red Hook, 2005 Demographers say that New York will grow by a million residents within the next 25 years, and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants to plan for them. An as-yet unreleased report commissioned by Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff makes some interesting recommendations—like decking over the Sunnyside yards and parts of the Brooklyn-Queens expressway—but doesn’t […]

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Power Grid

The New York tabloids had a field day with the story of the unfortunate Dr. Nicholas Burtha, who apparently blew up his Upper East Side townhouse rather than give it to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. The length to which Burtha was willing to go may seem extreme, but it isn’t ultimately foreign to most New Yorkers, whose leases often outlast their love affairs. All over the city there is activity, from the towers beginning to spring up along the East River waterfront to the smaller-scale constructions filling in the city’s remaining vacant lots. Here are 42 projects that provide a snapshot of development right now. […]

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Patchwork City

The future skyline of Queens bears a superficial resemblance to Jersey City: More than a dozen tall buildings are planned to rise along the Queens Waterfront and, as a result of Special District zoning, many others are in the works in Long Island City and Hunters Point. As D. Grahame Shane reports, the Department of City Planning’s surgical approach to zoning is stimulating strategic development throughout the borough, promising a series of dynamic urban patchessas well as some awkward seams. […]

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Architects Turned Developers

With a booming real estate market and an ever-increasing general appreciation for good design, more and more architects are betting their own hard-earned cash that their skills will pay off in the development business. Deborah Grossberg asks New York architects how and why they made the leap to the other side. […]

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A massive, $2 billion neighborhood designed by ODA is revealed for Queens

Major changes could be coming to Astoria, Queens, as plans were revealed today for Innovation QNS, a five-block, $2 billion mixed-use project next to the Kaufman Arts District. If approved, the development could bring up to 2,700 units of housing to the neighborhood. The project is being developed through a partnership between Kaufman Astoria Studios, […]

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