Residential

97-30 64th Avenue, image from Google Maps

Permits Filed: 97-30 64th Avenue, Rego Park

During the 1930s and ’40s, Rego Park and other central Queens neighborhoods were the site of frenzied speculative residential construction, as private, market-rate builders sought to meet some of the massive demand for new apartments in…

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132-134 West 83rd Street (boarded up building and brownstone next door), image from Google Maps

Permits Filed: 132 West 83rd Street, Upper West Side

Between landmarking and tight zoning, anti-development forces have almost completely locked down the Upper West Side, with very few new building permit applications filed in the high-demand neighborhood despite plenty of extra capacity on local trains beneath Central…

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