About New York YIMBY

New York YIMBY is a primary resource of information on new development in New York City. Covering construction and public works projects from ideation through completion, YIMBY keeps the pulse of the city’s real estate, architecture and construction trades.

Now in its sixth year, YIMBY  has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, New York Post, New York Daily News and New York Magazine.

Editorial Staff

Rebecca Baird-Remba, Managing Editor [STORIES]

After growing up in the D.C. suburbs, Rebecca made her way to New York City in 2008 to study journalism and political science. She’s written about everything from crime to congressional politics, but she discovered her fascination with real estate while blogging about Brooklyn at Brownstoner. When she’s not angrily refreshing the Department of Buildings website, she rides her bike, shoots photos of whatever catches her eye, and roams the city looking for graffiti and street art.

Evan Bindelglass, Contributing Editor [STORIES]

Evan is a native of North Jersey and has been exploring New York City for his entire life. He studied broadcast journalism and political science and then spent about eight years working for WCBS Newsradio 880. While there, he created a series called Inaccessible New York, where he visited generally off-limits sites in the city. Following that stint, he did freelance work for Gothamist, Curbed NY, Brooklyn Heights Blog, Cobble Hill Blog, Thrillist, the New York Post, and YIMBY. While his work here is about real estate and history, Evan is also a passionate cinephile, music lover, and foodie. Follow his musings on his Twitter account.

Vitali Ogorodnikov, Contributing Writer [STORIES]

Vitali’s life has revolved around architecture and urbanity for almost as long as he can remember. Hailing from Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Vitali got his first taste of New York when he moved to Brooklyn in 1999. Having lived in North Jersey, Philadelphia, and Japan since then, Vitali is back in the City with a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree. Aside from his roles as a writer and photographer for YIMBY, Vitali is a full-time architectural project manager, an Emporis  editor and photographer, a Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat editor board member, and an active Emerging New York Architects participant.

Reid Wilson, Editorial Assistant [STORIES]

Born and bred in Connecticut, Reid started writing for YIMBY in the spring of 2014. Besides his keen ability to decipher the intricacies of New York’s Department of Buildings database, Reid combs the internet for the latest in breaking real estate news — and when he isn’t writing for YIMBY, he is studying for his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut.

Jose Hernandez, Staff Illustrator

Jose is an architectural illustrator who creates YIMBY’s illustrations of the New York skyline of the future.

YIMBY is thankful for the early contributions of its Founding Editor, Nikolai Fedak.