Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: MGM bets on $675M Bridgeport casino, Houlihan Lawrence Commercial forms new team in Rye Brook … & more

MGM Resorts International places a $675M bet on Bridgeport casino project The Las Vegas-based hospitality and entertainment company announced plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport. The waterfront casino in the Steelpointe Harbor area would also include a 700-seat theater, a 300-room hotel, retail space and dining options. While casino gambling […]

Two Trees receives 87K applications for 104 affordable units at Domino Sugar’s first residential building

Two Trees Management received nearly 840 applications for every affordable apartment at 325 Kent, the first building to open at its 11-acre Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg. The developer announced Tuesday that it launched leasing at the 522-unit, 16 story SHoP-designed rental tower overlooking the East River. Two Trees, led by Jed Walentas, said it received 87,000 […]

JCAL plans 75-unit affordable housing building in Harlem

Bronx-based JCAL Development Group is wading into Manhattan’s affordable housing game, with plans to build a 75-unit rental building in Central Harlem. Plans call for a 15-story, mixed-use building at 2395 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, also known as 2395 Eighth Avenue, according to a permit application filed with the city’s Department of Buildings. Spanning 76,477 square […]

Is rent on the rise? There’s an interactive map for that

A once-affordable neighborhood where rents suddenly soar is a familiar story, particularly in New York City. A new interactive, called the Displacement Alert Project Map, identifies neighborhoods where affordable housing could be under threat. The map’s creator, the nonprofit Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, mined several public databases, the New York Times reported. It […]

12 years later, Artimus files plans for 160-unit mixed-income rental in Chelsea

More than a decade after the Bloomberg administration greenlit a mixed-income apartment building in Chelsea, the long-stalled project is finally moving forward. On behalf of developer Artimus Construction, the New York City Housing Authority filed building plans for a 160-unit building at 401 West 28th Street, an 18-story apartment building within the Robert Fulton public […]

VIDEO: This bill could eliminate height restrictions on residential buildings in NYC

Enormous towers seem to be springing up like mushrooms after the rain — even Brooklyn is getting its own a supertall. By next week, however, the floodgates could open for speedier changes to the city’s skyline. Click here for a closer look at a proposed set of bills that would remove the current cap on […]