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.

Nikolai Fedak, President and Founder

Nikolai founded YIMBY in 2011, after graduating from Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus with a degree in political science. Since starting the website, Nikolai has been featured in numerous publications speaking or writing on behalf of YIMBY, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, New York Post, New York Daily News and New York Magazine.

Vitali Ogorodnikov, Contributing Writer

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

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.