Work to Begin on Construction of Outpatient Center

Work to Begin on Construction of Outpatient Center

Yesterday, New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) sent out a press release announcing that initial work necessary for the construction of its outpatient center will commence imminently. NYM also posted a newsletter to its website providing more details about the immediate and long-term construction plans. The newsletter indicates that within the next week NYM’s contractors will start to erect a fence around the construction site (between 7th and 8th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets). According to the newsletter, it is likely that the abatement (removal of hazardous substances such as asbestos, oil tanks and the like) of the 16 buildings slated for demolition on 8th Avenue and 5th and 6th Streets will start by the end of April. Additional details are in the newsletter. Read more

Rezoning Proposal Would Affect Park Slope

Rezoning Proposal Would Affect Park Slope

The DeBlasio Administration is proposing to allow taller buildings in “zoning contextual districts” across the City, including in virtually all of Park Slope that is not in the Historic District. The purpose of “contextual zoning” is to ensure that new construction is in scale with existing buildings. But with the stated goal of developing affordable housing, the new proposal would allow developers to build 20-30% taller than currently allowed — Read more