D.W. Gibson reflects on the churches and community service providers put in jeopardy by a combination of policy and paperwork, and what can be done to stop vulnerable institutions from falling through the cracks in the city's annual tax lien sale.
After Superstorm Sandy, a historic housing style is on the brink of extinction on Staten Island's East Shore. A. F. Brady explores what stands to be lost, and gained, in government efforts to rebuild the area after the storm.
The Real Estate Investment Cooperative wants to support community-oriented commercial development in New York City. How can a grassroots organization compete in the nation's most expensive commercial real estate market?
by Lauren Palmer • October 3rd, 2013
Constance Rosenblum kicked off the Design Criticism Department at the School for Visual Arts’ Fall Lecture Series last month with a lecture...
by Urban Omnibus • October 2nd, 2013
The Chief of Staff for the Office of Development at HPD explains the agency's strategies for funding, incentivizing, developing, and preserving affordable housing in New York City.
Roundup — Private Money for Public Buildings, Penn Station, Hidden History, D+ for Infrastructure, Reducing the Waste Stream, Click That ‘Hood, High Rise Stories, and Darkened Cities
by Urban Omnibus • March 22nd, 2013
PUBLIC FUNDING THROUGH REAL ESTATE Selling real estate to plug budget shortfalls is becoming an increasingly common strategy in the...
by Samuel Stein • February 13th, 2013
Samuel Stein argues against Major League Soccer's proposed stadium in Queens and asks "who exactly will benefit from yet another stadium in the park"?