Insights

20 Feb 2020

The History of Rikers Island in New York City

Rikers Island is one of the most well-known jails in the country. Now, it is set to enter a new phase in its history as NYC plans to close the jail and convert Rikers Island to public land.

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24 Sep 2019

A comprehensive guide to NYC zoning: Past, present and future

New York City enacted the first metropolitan Zoning Resolution more than a century ago. The city has changed and expanded in the decades since, and the construction codes and zoning laws that govern how businesses and residents use its spaces...

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19 Feb 2019

The History of Central Park

The notion of a public park in New York City began with local wealthy merchants and landowners who urged city officials to create a public space comparable to those in London and Paris. They wanted to establish the city’s international reputation...

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29 Jan 2019

New York City Prepares to Rezone Soho and Noho

Earlier this month, The Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council Member Margaret Chin, announced a six-month public engagement process to outline a vision for the future of New York City’s SoHo and...

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