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Development

  1. cityscape
    If You Think Hudson Yards Is Big, Wait Till You See What’s Coming to SunnysideThe future of Queens lies over the rail yards.
  2. the city
    Superhuman City: A Walk Through Hudson YardsHudson Yards, a mega-neighborhood built from scratch, comes into view.
  3. dark sabrina
    We Might Be Getting a Dark Horror Take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch on the CWThe Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being eyed for the 2018–2019 season.
  4. Is One Vanderbilt the 1,400-Foot-Tall Building We Need?More than token gestures toward the public.
  5. New York City Will Get That 1,400-Foot-Tall Skyscraper Near Grand CentralThe investment group that owns the terminal dropped the suit.
  6. development
    Seth MacFarlane Is Bringing His Face to TV in a Live-Action Sci-fi SeriesThe series is set 300 years in the future.
  7. street harrassment
    Colored Helmets Used to Combat Street HarassmentProblem solved!
  8. street harassment
    Colored Helmets Used to Combat Street HarassmentProblem solved!
  9. HBO Developing Show With Alex Gibney, Laura DernLet’s hope it’s enlightening.
  10. the miracle of life
    Astronomers Witness the Birth of Baby Planets for the First TimeWelcome to the universe, little LkCa 15b and LkCa 15c.
  11. ‘I’m Special’: Jim Parsons Adapting ‘Thought Catalog’ Writer’s Book as a […]Jim Parsons, of Big Bang Theory fame, and his gay lover, Todd Spiewak, have optioned a book to make a half-hour comedy series, according to […]
  12. urban planning
    Which New York Is Yours?Talking to Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York and Nikolai Fedak of New York YIMBY, 50 years after the Landmark Law.
  13. sad things
    Better Visit 5Pointz While You Still CanA court order won’t save the graffiti haven.
  14. madison square garden
    Madison Square Garden Given Ten Years to MoveBy City Council.
  15. Hannibal Buress Cast in 2013’s Zillionth Cop Comedy It seems like for every two days these past few months, a TV network has announced a new comedy about cops. Today is no exception, as ABC […]
  16. Martha Stewart and Chelsea Handler Sell Comedy PilotsThe networks are still buying up new shows like crazy in hopes of finding new hits for their fall 2013 schedules. Deadline reports Martha […]
  17. good things
    Brooklyn’s Most Prominent Artisanal Empire Is ExpandingTo a 150,000-square-foot Crown Heights fixer-upper.
  18. Craig Robinson and Greg Daniels Escaping ‘The Office’ Together for a New […] Actor Craig Robinson and showrunner Greg Daniels are the latest personnel from The Office to book a new TV show for next season as a […]
  19. New Pilot Roundup: Paranormal Cops, Hollywood Assistants, and a Comedy […]TV’s fall development season is still going strong, with all of the major networks still buying up new pilots that might end up picking up to […]
  20. Italian Market
    Plans Afoot to Bring New Restaurants, Retail and Life to the Italian MarketThe plans call for building restaurants, retail and a ton of underground parking.
  21. development
    AMC Is Developing Another Robert Kirkman ShowThe Walking Dead has worked out pretty well for the network.
  22. What’s Wrong with Comedy Central?I have been writing about comedy for about seven years now — hi, 2005! — and, whenever I interview a comedian, almost without fail […]
  23. tv
    The CW Is Developing a Green Arrow ShowWhat could go wrong?
  24. tv
    J.J. Abrams Working On a CW PilotSet at an inn in Maine.
  25. Somehow, Fox Wants to Turn Texts From Last Night Into a SitcomSigh: the website Texts From Last Night, which gathers up funny text messages, is being turned into a TV show for Fox. Big Bang Theory writer […]
  26. breaking
    How I Met Your Mother Creators Sell a New Show to FoxIt’s about brothers and sisters.
  27. tv
    Nathan Lane Will Play Not–Nathan Lane in New Nathan Lane ComedyThink Julia Roberts’s character in Oceans 12.
  28. neighborhood news
    Developers Bail on Gowanus CanalThe canal has been stigmatized, perhaps, since getting a “Superfund” label.
  29. nyu
    NYU Looking to Expand at Ground ZeroUniversity looking to “revitalize and diversify” the area.
  30. nyu
    NYU Planning Extensive Expansion Over Next Twenty YearsProposal outlines a 40 percent increase in physical campus.
  31. unpleasant surprises
    Judge Who Approved Atlantic Yards Receives ‘Suspicious’ White PowderSupreme Court building evacuated after arrival of package.
  32. atlantic yards
    Atlantic Yards Project Gets Green Light From JudgeBrooklyn residents will be evicted over the next few months.
  33. Closings
    Cedar Tavern Site Is Still CursedForeclosure could be in the building’s future.
  34. neighborhood news
    City Finally Buys Seven Key Acres on Coney Island BoardwalkFor $95.6 million, the city can finally start building the amusement park of their dreams.
  35. Closings
    Cedar Tavern’s Grave Site Is Still UntouchedThe condo and retail space that replaced Cedar Tavern haven’t had much luck.
  36. atlantic yards
    New Atlantic Yards Stadium Design ReleasedIt doesn’t look like a bunker!
  37. Farewells
    Cheyenne May Be Headed for DixieAfter a deal to relocate it to Red Hook fell through, the diner may be sold within a week.
  38. neighborhood watch
    Community-Board Crankies Ready to Go Bananas on Bloomberg……if it’s true that he’s trying to shorten the community-review process for new development!
  39. neighborhood watch
    Market Crash Will Not Stop Play-Doh Park From Rising on West SideLook at these pretty (and delicious) renderings of potential Hudson Yards development!
  40. intel
    Who’ll Save New York? Paterson’s Possible Super-FriendsThe speech served as a Bat signal to stir powerful New Yorkers who can put the governor’s urgent message into play.
  41. developing
    Brooklyn Architect Robert Scarano Put on NoticeThe Department of Buildings has filed charges against him.
  42. in other news
    Port Authority Delays Could Put Money Back in Goldman’s PocketThe advance money that the investment bank set aside to pay for its lease on land in the financial district for a new tower might go right back into its pockets.
  43. in other news
    Patricia Lancaster, New York Buildings Commissioner, ResignsAfter a string of deadly accidents on constructions sites and accusations that she’s too easy on developers, Mayor Bloomberg accepts Lancaster’s resignation.
  44. developing
    A Look at High-rise Disasters, and the City’s Baby Steps to Safety (Updated!)Behold a timeline of high-rise accidents over the past few years in New York and what the Department of Buildings has done each time in response to make us all (slightly) safer.
  45. developing
    Temporary Hold on Trump Soho After New Accident Doesn’t Appease Foes The much-maligned Trump Soho can’t seem to get it right. Just two months after a construction worker died after a catastrophic on-site fall, which grounded the condo project for weeks, work was again stopped by the city over the weekend after yet another accident. Glass panels came crashing down the condo-hotel on Saturday, “knocked loose by a chain attached to construction equipment on the 26th floor,” according to the New York Sun. Unsurprisingly, critics of the project are quick to pounce on this recent snafu. “It seems like no matter what happens, [the project] at most just gets a temporary delay. But the city just lets them continue ahead. You’d think in light of the recent fatal accident, the developers and construction company would be extra safe and extra careful,” says Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which is challenging Trump Soho on the grounds that the permits to build it shouldn’t have been issued by the city in the first place. “This project never should have been allowed in the first place, and if they cannot run their construction site safely, it should be shut down.” In response to the incident, Mayor Bloomberg has vowed to tighten construction safety and oversight on developers, but until all construction on Trump Soho stops for good, its vehement opponents are unlikely to be satisfied. — S. Jhoanna Robledo New accident stops work at Trump SoHo tower as wind wreaks havoc [NYDN] Earlier: Building Collapse at Trump Soho
  46. vu.
    Stribling’s Luxury Report Says That Triplex on Fifth Isn’t Getting Any CheaperStribling’s Luxury Market report has bad news for buyers, at least if you’re the type who needs three bedrooms and a library on Park. Prices aren’t expected to drop anytime soon, says Kirk Henckels, director of Stribling Private Brokerage (the luxe firm’s ultraluxe arm), who spoke to us today. Already, there have been four closed sales above $20 million this year — writer Georgia Shreve’s duplex penthouse at 1060 Fifth Avenue that sold for $46 million is one of the more memorable deals, given that it still needs work. And nine more blockbusters are in the offing. (Last year, we had eleven total!) “We’re already ahead of pace,” Henckels says. The under–$20 million market’s also percolating. “There’s just so little [available]. One came on yesterday, and it’s priced significantly higher than one across the street that went for $17 million last year — and it won’t last long.” Why all the action, despite continued ambivalence about the economy’s future? Though some buyers, spooked by talks of a slowdown, may have left the game, plenty are still on the lookout for their next mansion, Henckels says.
  47. developing
    Jail Reopening and Expansion Proposed for the Corner of Atlantic and SmithTwo city commissioners revived plans last night to reinvent the jail system — and, they say, gloss up Atlantic Avenue in the bargain. Martin Horn, who runs Corrections and Probation, told a roomful of architects that marooning detainees on Rikers Island thwarts justice (“Nothing angers a judge more than having a jury impanelled and a defendant stuck in traffic on the BQE”) and tempts disaster (the one bridge to Rikers evidently sits between a jet-fuel tank and what Horn describes as “railroad cars full of chlorine gas”).
  48. developing
    Developer’s Dreams Deferred in Long Island City Long Island City won’t be transitioning from Next Big Thing to Big Thing quite as quickly as some were planning. In August 2006, Alan and Stuart Suna, the brothers who run Silvercup Studios near the Queensboro Bridge, unveiled city-approved plans for Silvercup West: a new soundstage and offices and 1,000 apartments (150 priced for people of moderate means), plus retail, a gym, and an esplanade on the waterfront, all designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Richard Rogers and set to begin construction in 2008. But it’s taken a year, Silvercup CEO Alan Suna says, to get permission to enter the site and test the soil around a power plant the team will have to clear. And now that the builders have gotten into the dirt, they’ve discovered that the bedrock was not where they expected it to be. Is there something toxic in there? Nobody will say. So when will we get this handsome new neighborhood? “We really can’t give a target date at this point,” says Silvercup spokesperson Cara Marino Gentile. Adds Rogers spokesperson Paul Stelmaszczyk, “We are not currently working on any adjustments to the design.” That’s the sound of a project stalling out. LIC loft-dwellers have a little more time, it seems, to relish that pioneer spirit. —Alec Appelbaum
  49. developing
    Robert A.M. Stern Likens New Larry Silverstein Development to the ‘Titanic’Developer Larry Silverstein says his new deal to build a Four Seasons hotel and condo tower downtown will help steer lower Manhattan through the banking industry’s crisis, but not everyone in his circle is matching his strut. At a civic-alliance breakfast this morning, Silverstein presented his plan to replace the stately former Moody’s headquarters, up Church Street from the Woolworth Building, with a 912-foot stone tower by 2011, creating the city’s tallest residential building. The building’s design is by neoclassicist Robert A.M. Stern, who worked up 15 Central Park West — which, Silverstein crowed, “broke all records for sales.” But this morning, after some lukewarm talk about assisting in the rebirth of lower Manhattan “in a way that I’m comfortable with,” Stern betrayed some major butterflies. “I never thought when I was growing up in New York that I’d get to design a building taller than the Woolworth Building,” he told us. “That makes for sleepless nights and exciting mornings — I’m like a guy on the Titanic, and I just hope we don’t crash.” —Alec Appelbaum
  50. atlantic yards watch
    Chris Smith: Ratner Showing Fear, At Last?Here’s the argument Bruce Ratner’s lawyers won’t be making in court: “Please hurry up and make a decision on the lawsuits challenging Atlantic Yards, judges, because the delay is cutting into our profits.” But while the sentiment goes unvoiced, that’s what Ratner’s current posturing is really all about. Last week Ratner’s representatives filed papers with a state appellate panel seeking to expedite a ruling because “the credit markets are in turmoil at this time … There is a serious question as to whether, given the current state of the debt market, the underwriters will be able to proceed with the financing for the arena while the appeal is pending.”
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