Over the past few holiday seasons, New York City has seen an increase in the number of pop-up shops and marketplaces due to not only the experience they offer, which has become increasingly important, but also the bigger factors at work in the economy such as the rise of rent […]
The minimum wage is rising in New York City. Shane English and Nick Perez brings a story on how it’s going to effect people.
Developers and construction unions say the new 421a tax abatement is necessary to build new apartments in New York City — but critics disagree. “It’s extraordinarily expensive and it’s taken an inefficient program and made it more inefficient — some more affordable housing units, but mostly it’s just subsidizing […]
Kevin McKenna, a dispatcher for Long Beach Taxi has had around a 50 percent drop in his business to Uber drivers operating illegally in Nassau County. “It’s sad. You know it’s hurting the business and all the way down to the individual drivers that don’t deserve it. These are guys […]
Three months after Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his long-awaited $91 million revitalization plan to redevelop downtown Far Rockaway, there’s growing speculation among residents and urban planners over whether it promotes gentrification, which is evident in other parts of the city that have been “revitalized.” In the Queens peninsula, which […]
The New York City Council’s Public Housing Committee on Monday passed legislation seeking to expand the JobsPlus program to all public housing residents across the city, a pipeline officials say would boost employment opportunities and direct people to a stable career pathway. Councilmember Ritchie Torres, a Bronx Democrat who chairs […]
Last week, New York City welcomed Carmel Place, its first building composed of micro-units. Stocked with kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces, all of the 32 tiny apartments that fill the Kips Bay building are smaller than 400 square feet. Buildings like Carmel Place aren’t the only way to create more […]
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Kathryn Kosmides said she wishes she’d had better tools to help her navigate moving last month. After landing a marketing position at a financial tech company, Kosmides, 23, moved 2,700 miles to New York City from Reno, Nevada. She used Craigslist and Podmapper to find an apartment, and worked with […]
Transportation, architect, and infrastructure experts say the Penn Station revamp won’t happen unless Madison Square Garden relocates. But getting the Madison Square Garden Company to agree to moving to a nearby site could cost a hefty price. It was one of the hot topics at “The Future of Penn Station”, […]