Real Estate

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Real Estate and a Queens Primary Race

Elections 2017, Queens, Real Estate June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

A column in Queens Latino looks at how real estate concerns could affect the Democratic primary race for the 21st District City Council seat, currently occupied by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

(Photo via El Diario)

Residents Fight against Neighborhood Rebranding

Manhattan, Real Estate May 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

As many activists oppose rebranding neighborhoods arguing that it takes away their identity, the latest battle is being waged by residents of South Harlem against those calling the area “SoHa,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn (Photo via Kings County Politics)

A Job Training Deal for a Brooklyn Armory Development

Brooklyn, Labor, Real Estate April 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The developer of the Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn has reached an agreement with 32BJ SEIU to provide on-site training to help local residents to obtain employment in the buildings services business, Kings County Politics reports.

RMB (Photo by Eric Pesik, Creative Commons license)

Will China’s Currency Move Slow US Real Estate Deals?

East Asian, New York, Real Estate January 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Sing Tao Daily speaks to NYC real estate developers on the possible effects of a new policy in China that puts restrictions on converting Chinese yuan to other currencies.

Bolek Ryzinski at his desk, in front of a painting by Danish artist Peter Ravn. (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

From the West Side to East Harlem, a Polish Builder Makes His Mark

Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.

A bird's eye view of the property under consideration for redevelopment.
(Image courtesy New York City Economic Development Corporation, via Norwood News)

Riverfront Development for South Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Real Estate July 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has released an RFEI, request for expressions of interest, for the development of a 158,000-square-foot site along the Harlem River in the South Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Cheonsoo Park showing the damage to his dry cleaners shop in Crown Heights (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korea Business Owner Stymied by Landmark Status

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Real Estate June 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The owner of a Korean dry-cleaning shop in Crown Heights that was damaged by an SUV crashing into it is unable to repair the shop right away, since both the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the NYC Buildings Department must give their approval to proceed, reports Korea Daily.

Landmark Status? Hardly a Blessing for One Church

Landmark Status? Hardly a Blessing for One Church

Bronx, Real Estate, Religion April 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The pastor and parishioners at one Bronx parish worry that landmark designation for their Romanesque Revival church would carry too high a price tag, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Bronxites gather in a circle to share stories about their borough. (Photo by D. J. Constantino for Hunts Point Express)

Celebrating the South Bronx – and Opposing Developers

Bronx, Housing, Real Estate March 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

An evening of music, singing and storytelling celebrated the Bronx, and a neighborhood whose residents want to remain undeveloped, reports Hunts Point Express.

(photo by Hiroki Kobayashi via Our Time Press)

A Future for the Slave Theater?

African American, Brooklyn, History, Real Estate February 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The questionable sale of the historic Slave Theater in central Brooklyn has prompted City Council member Robert Cornegy to step in and try to protect the iconic building, reports Our Time Press.

(Photo by David Cruz for Voices of NY)

Walking Webster Avenue, Still Under Construction

Local officials revisit the redevelopment of Webster Avenue in the Bronx after rezoning has failed to garner the commercial interest promoters desired.

50 Bowery (Image via Sing Tao Daily)

A New Building in Chinatown Connects Past and Future

East Asian, Manhattan, Real Estate January 14, 2016 at 5:10 pm

In a series of articles, Sing Tao Daily writes about the new hotel going up at 50 Bowery, and how the Chu family has sustained its dream for this property across generations, as a way of giving back to Chinatown.

Area residents show a jam-packed No. 7 train and platform at a recent meeting on the proposed Flushing West development (Photo by Victoria Zunitch via Queens Chronicle)

Will Flushing Creek Get Cleaned Up for Flushing West?

Business, Environment, Housing, Queens, Real Estate November 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.

Tenement facades on the Lower East Side (Photo by Dave Glass, Creative Commons license)

Landmarking Tenements on the Lower East Side?

History, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate November 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Support is growing to designate part of the Lower East Side as a historic district, The Lo-Down reports.