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Building Blocks: Clashing Visions for Old Rail Bed (Just Don’t Call It the High Line of Queens)

For years, a ghost rail bed largely unknown outside of Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Rego Park has inspired very different ideas, including restored rail service and a public space. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Bulova exiting Queens for Empire State Building

The Bulova Corp. will be moving some of its staffers to a full floor of the Empire State Building. The 33,214-foot deal on the 29th floor had an asking rent… Real Estate | New York Post

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Resident shows dilapidated conditions in NYCHA building

New York City says it is fixing up the exterior of the Castle Hill public housing development in the Bronx, but one resident showed Fox 5 that more help is needed on the inside. Gwendolyn Peeks, a retired health care worker on disability, peeled off the contact paper to show us the damaged wall. She […]

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Works in progress: One Vandam, left, and the project at the God

Something even higher than God’s Love — a luxury building

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   |  The skyline is rapidly changing around Spring St. and Sixth Ave. On the corner, God’s Love We Deliver is rebuilding and vertically expanding its Soho headquarters. Meanwhile, just to the north — and getting a boost from a transfer of air rights from the do-gooding, hot-meals provider — One Vandam, […]

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Firefighter in critical condition from Brooklyn building fire

A firefighter is in critical condition after fighting a fire in a hi-rise building in Williamsburg. WNYW – Local News

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2 Companies Accused of Faking Safety Checks at Building Sites

Seven people are charged in a scheme that paid untrained people to visit far more construction sites than a trained safety manager could inspect in a single day. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Artists Transform Abandoned Office Building Into Surreal Artistic Wonderland

We don’t normally associate corporate office buildings with artistic inspiration. The Berber carpet, fluorescent lighting and rolling chairs do not a pleasing aesthetic experience make. But this rotating series of pop up exhibitions, transforming an abandoned Jersey office building into a fully functional gallery, makes us want to revoke every bad thing we’ve ever said […]

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Hearings start on new coastal building rules in New Jersey

A public hearing is being held on the state Environmental Protection Department’s proposed new rules that would make it easier for new or expanded development along the Jersey shore and the state’s urban waterways. The state says it’s acting to streamline regulations and cut red tape while maintaining environmental protections. WNYW – Local News

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State Nudges Banks to Monitor Building Conditions

New examination rules are aimed at getting banks to look more closely at the soundness of the landlord's financial plan and the conditions tenants are living in. City Limits – News

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Massive deadly fire rips through building

A man was killed and several stores were destroyed after an early morning fire swept through a building in the heart of Mattituck. The 51-year-old victim has not yet been… Metro | New York Post

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Manhattan seniors protest sale of their building

The warm temperature didn’t stop Upper West Side seniors from rallying for perhaps the most personal cause: not wanting to be moved out of their homes. The Salvation Army plans to sell the Williams Memorial Residence at 95th Street and West End Avenue to a developer for just over $ 100 million. That means 352 […]

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Upper Story by Charlie Palmer to replace Astra at D&D building

Superchef Charlie Palmer is enlarging and transforming his cafe/events in the D&D Building. This fall, Upper Story by Charlie Palmer will replace Astra, which closed last month after 17 years…. Real Estate | New York Post

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The Family Strategy for Building an Empire

Anthony Malkin, chief executive of Empire State Realty Trust, regards his familiarity with the city’s building-owning families as an asset as he looks to buy properties using his company’s stock, which enables the sellers to defer the tax consequences. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Architect Peter Pennoyer talks NYC’s building beauties

Architect Peter Pennoyer is among the small breed of New York-based talents who prefers craft and beauty over stardom and starchitecture. Trained at Columbia University, Pennoyer (and his 40-person team)… Real Estate | New York Post

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Quirky Lots Shape Building Projects

Developers have turned some Greenwich Village and SoHo lots into buildings with prominent designs and necessarily unusual shapes. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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