Council introduces new law to govern deed removals

The City Council signed a new bill into law that will require mayors to personally approve changes to city-imposed deed restrictions. The new legislation, sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council member Margaret Chin, is aimed at preventing another Rivington House scandal, according to a statement from Brewer. Under the new law, three […]

City officials argue over Ladies’ Mile rezoning

City officials are arguing over whether a residential development in the Flatiron District’s Ladies’ Mile Historic District should be forced to include affordable units. The decision could have broader implications for the de Blasio administration’s zoning plan. The Mendlowits family, affiliated with the entity 42 West 18th Street Realty Corp., requested a special permit form the […]