May 17, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

Rendering Revealed For Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 1230 Madison Avenue, In Carnegie Hill - YIMBY

"A new rendering has been revealed for 1230 Madison Avenue, an upcoming 20-story building on the Upper East Side. Located in Carnegie Hill by the the southwestern corner of Madison Avenue and East 89th Street, the site is on the same block as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum..."

Trump administration admits 55,000 kids could be displaced under plan to evict undocumented immigrants - Daily News

Gale Brewer Explains Her Strategies to Tackle Street Homelessness and Store Vacancies - West Side Rag

Renovated Grolier Club Opens To The Public At 47 East 60th Street - YIMBY

City Hall looks for a new parks commissioner, though current one has no plans to leave - Politico

City will study how ‘gerrymandered’ zoning lots affect NYC neighborhoods - Curbed

"The Department of City Planning (DCP) will explore mandating a minimum lot size for non-residential projects to stop developers who “gerrymander” zoning lots by slicing off slivers to avoid triggering certain regulations. City planning officials will study the tiny, unusable lots that are a byproduct of this practice and the unintended side effects they create for neighborhoods..."

OPINION: How Skyscrapers Can Save the City - The Atlantic

"Besides making cities more affordable and architecturally interesting, tall buildings are greener than sprawl, and they foster social capital and creativity. Yet some urban planners and preservationists seem to have a misplaced fear of heights that yields damaging restrictions on how tall a building can be. From New York to Paris to Mumbai, there’s a powerful case for building up, not out."

Developer Claims No Clear Plan For Replacing Demolished UES Block - Patch

At Manhattan Charter Commission Hearing, Pleas to Reconsider Major Planning Changes - Gotham Gazette

"Community Board 8 Manhattan Chair Alida Camp asked that boards like hers, which provide non-binding input on land use matters that require city approval, receive earlier notification and an additional 45 days as part of the process to provide public notice and vote on applications. Camp also said the Mayor has too much power in the rezoning process. “We ask that mayoral zoning overrides be prohibited,” she said."

COOKFOX Returns To LPC With Alterations For Armani Flagship At 760 Madison Avenue - YIMBY

'That's Like Cutting The Baby In Half': Chelsea Preservationists Oppose Rear Demolition Of Historic Rowhouse - Gothamist

"In New York, the exteriors of landmarked residences and those in historic districts are protected under the city’s landmark law, but in practice, the commission has been lenient with approving rear alterations except in cases where the back of the buildings are visible to the public. As a result, in a practice known as facadism, an increasing number of wealthy townhouse owners, including speculative investors, have sought to expand their properties..."

What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your New York City school in 2018? Here’s the breakdown - Chalkbeat

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