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East Harlem »

City Launches Eminent Domain Proceedings for East Harlem Redevelopment Zone

Property owners say the city is trying to squeeze them out of their land.

St. George »

National Lighthouse Museum Set to Open in August on Staten Island

After a nearly 17 year delay, the museum plans to open in August.

Willets Point »

Suit Seeks to Quash Willets West Mall Project

A suit filed Monday says the approval for the Willets Point redevelopment project should be revoked.

Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Bathrooms Installed Despite Presence of Endangered Birds

The pricey beach bathrooms were installed during piping plover nesting season.

Crown Heights »

Test Kitchens Compete for Space in 1000 Dean St.

The building will host Councilwoman Cumbo's district office, and Berg'n Beer Hall will open in March.

Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Boardwalk Project Delayed by Rare Bird Nesting

Work will have to stop twice to accommodate the endangered Piping Plover, which nests in the area.

St. George »

Staten Island Lighthouse Museum Makes Final Push to Open

The national museum needs to raise $30,000 by Dec. 30 to lease a building on Staten Island.

Financial District »

Free Wi-Fi Launches on Water Street and East River Piers

The Downtown Alliance's new wireless Internet access covers a large section of the Financial District.

Willets Point »

$43M in Tax Breaks Approved for Willets Point Developers

The EDC voted to approve tax breaks for the developers on Tuesday.

Willets Point »

Dozens of Willets Point Shop Owners Eyeing Hunts Point Warehouse

A large warehouse in Hunts Point could be the future home of 60 auto body shops from Willets Point.

Parkchester »

Steel Firm Sues City After Scrapping Deal to Build Ironworker Hub in Bronx

The city backtracked on a deal that would create nearly 100 jobs, Ideal Steel Supply Corp. said.

South Street Seaport »

Developer Plans 50-Story Hotel and Apartment Tower in Seaport

The Howard Hughes Corporation's long-anticipated plans for the Seaport include a 50-story tower.

Corona »

Willets Point Could Be the Next 42nd Street, EDC President Says

While the finished neighborhood will be “very different” from Times Square, the approach is similar.

East Harlem »

Mount Sinai Scientists Push for East Harlem Biotech Incubator

East Harlem can be a biotech hub rivaling those in San Francisco and Boston, a group of scientists says.

Battery Park City »

Liu Shoots Down Bid to Use Affordable Housing Cash for Pier A Overhaul

Pier A needs another $5 million to move forward, but Comptroller John Liu rejected the funding plan.

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