Friday, October 24th, 2014
It has been nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed his family’s home, but much of Josh Suben’s life is still up in the air.
Suben, 60, an architect and Seagate neighborhood resident, says he has struggled to regain everything he lost, including the Atlantic Avenue beach-front home — value estimated at $600,000 — where he and his family of five lived for the previous 11 years.
But his fate, like that of thousands of New Yorkers, rests in the hands of the city’s Build it Back program, established by former-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help rebuild or restore the lost or damaged homes of local Sandy victims.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Luxury home builders continue to snap up real estate in the city as more people abandon the suburbs for urban life. But rising rent and real estate costs threaten to price out residents at various income levels.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
More than 53,000 artists have applied for one of just 89 new units of subsidized living and working space in a former public school on E. 99th Street, organizers announced.
Developers for the space, known as El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 and located between Second and Third avenues, fielded 51,313 online applications via a city website by the July 14 deadline, officials said. That’s on top of more than 2,000 paper applications filed.