Building the next New York: The city must create more housing to have a bright future. Here’s how.

Perhaps nothing captures the collective consciousness of New Yorkers more than housing. We are simply obsessed with it, eager to trade war stories about our respective real estate plights. But the harsh reality today is that housing costs are the biggest barrier to affordably living in New York City for many lower-income individuals and, even […]

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Augmented reality technology gaining traction in the construction industry

Dive Brief: Construction industry leaders like Gilbane Building Co., Gensler and AECOM are testing augmented reality tools in the field to determine how the technology can assist in design and production, according to the MIT Technology Review. In a test run on one of its projects, a Gilbane manager was able to use the Microsoft […]

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NYC skyline to change soon as taller buildings are on the rise

Of the tallest skyscrapers, only the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building were constructed before 2006. The shape of the Manhattan skyline will soon look different as eight buildings currently under construction will eventually rank among the 15 tallest in the city. Released on Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a new report from real estate site StreetEasy […]

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Here’s How Tech Is Reshaping Construction in New York

New Yorkers are used to seeing technology change the way we interact socially, shop for products or go to the doctor—but few people realize that tech is having the same impact on the city’s construction boom. In fact, that new lobby you walked through recently may never have been so well designed without access to […]

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$16 million available to energy-efficient housing developers in New York state

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the availability of $16 million through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to support the design and construction of energy-efficient housing, as well as to complete similar improvements in existing buildings. Improvements in energy efficiency, particularly in the construction of new residential houses and apartment buildings, […]

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‘Brand New Subway’ game lets you build your own New York City subway system

There’s a new subway system in town. It’s cheaper, more convenient and probably cleaner — but unfortunately it only exists online. “Brand New Subway” is an internet game that allows wannabe urban planners to lay out their own subway system. The simple simulation offers instructions to click and drag subway lines into place, either starting […]

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NYC DDC and CH2M Receive 2016 CMAA Award for Reconstruction of Fordham Plaza

NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On June 3, the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Metro New York/New Jersey Chapter hosted their 23rd Annual Awards Banquet at the Yale Club in New York City, where the Reconstruction of the Fordham Plaza Project was the Category 1 – Less than $20 Million – award-winner. The New York City Department of Design and Construction […]

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Transportation Transformation: A Batch of New Subway Cars Are Chugging Into the Station

You might not have known New York’s state’s colors are blue and gold, but 1,025 new Big Apple subway cars will be decorated in them. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the redesigned subway cars for the 6 million people who ride the 100-year-old subway system, as well as the renovation of 31 subway stations. There […]

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Tavros, partners file plans for 22-story building on Dime Savings Bank site

A development site formerly owned by the Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg is slated to be transformed into a 22-story mixed-use building with residential and commercial space. A partnership between Tavros Development Partners, Charney Construction and 1 Oak Development filed a permit application with the city Tuesday for a new building at 263 South 5th […]

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39-Story, 320-Key Marriott Hotel Rises Above Street Level At 215 Pearl Street, Financial District

Construction is now three stories above street level at 215 Pearl Street, located on the corner of Platt Street in the heart of the Financial District, where a 39-story, 320-key hotel is planned. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The hotel — which YIMBY first reported on in September of […]

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Movable Inc. takes 55K sf at Bryant Park tower

An email marketing firm has inked a 55,000-square-foot lease for an office overlooking Bryant Park. Movable Inc., also known as Movable Ink, is taking the entire ninth floor at Equity Office’s 5 Bryant Park, the Wall Street Journal reported. The firm will move out of its headquarters in the Flatiron District and eventually take over the eighth […]

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