Max Touhey Plus, the 14th Street busway is working—and more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup Good morning, and welcome to New York Minute, a new roundup of the New York City news you need to know about today. Send stories you think should be included to email@example.com. Looking back at 2019 (and the 2010s) Happy Friday! We’re in the time of year when things start to slow down, so we’re taking this space today to surface some of the year-end (and decade-end!) content we’ve published over the past few weeks
Our national addiction to drama extends to million- and billion-dollar projects that will shape the waterfront for the next 50-plus years I’m angry that the two biggest architecture stories of New York 2019 are fuckups. The hollow grandeur of Hudson Yards and the evacuated spaces of the Hunters Point Library in Queens have turned what could have been triumphant moments for planning and design into queasy spectacles, albeit of different sorts. It’s difficult to get people to pay attention to architecture any other way.
Jeenah Moon/Getty Images The bill is expected to create 1,000 new apartments for the homeless per year New residential buildings receiving financial assistance from the city will have to set aside at least 15 percent of their units for the homeless under a bill passed by the City Council Thursday. The legislation , which was introduced in 2018 by Bronx Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, applies to rental buildings with more than 40 units, and is anticipated to create 1,000 new apartments for the homeless per year.
Downtown Brooklyn. | Max Touhey The increasingly busy neighborhood could see its streets transformed Downtown Brooklyn has become one of the busiest areas in New York City with new malls , residential towers , and office spaces popping up over the last decade
The Inwood section of Manhattan. | Nathan Kensinger A judge called the city’s review of the contested rezoning “superficial.” A judge has nullified the embattled Inwood rezoning, finding that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration “failed to take a hard look” at how the land use changes will impact the neighborhood, court documents show. The lawsuit, which was filed by a coalition of community advocates including Northern Manhattan Is Not For Sale, argues that the city did not conduct a proper environmental review of the 59-block rezoning , which the City Council approved in August 2018.
Stephanie Wilkins Did you guess the correct asking price? For this week’s Pricespotter , no one in the comment section guessed the exact asking price for this cute Soho studio , but NYCsince1983 did get pretty close: their guess was $575,000, and it’s listed for $525,000
Thousands of new buildings were erected across the five boroughs this decade. | Max Touhey See how NYC has changed in the past 10 years New York City looks markedly different than it did a decade ago. New silhouettes were cut by the massive Hudson Yards megaproject , a crop of skinny supertall towers on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, and a revitalized lower Manhattan with One World Trade Center soaring above its neighbors.
A rendering of the proposed Lenox Terrace expansion.
Shutterstock Plus, snow squall! And more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup Good morning, and welcome to New York Minute, a new roundup of the New York City news you need to know about today. Send stories you think should be included to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apartment renovations are down, and landlords blame the new rent laws Among the changes to New York City’s rent regulation rules that went into effect this year was putting more protections in place against unnecessary renovations in buildings or individual apartments, which landlords could then use to jack up rents.
Stephanie Wilkins Can you guess the asking price? Pricespotter is Curbed’s pricing guessing game.