Why treasures like Notre Dame are so vulnerable, Brooklyn's tallest building tops out, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 18, 2019 - 11:00AM

Why historic buildings like Notre Dame Cathedral burn so easily, especially during a renovation (Business Insider)

Brooklyn’s tallest building, Brooklyn Point, has topped out at it's full height of 720 feet. Construction is expected to wrap up in 2021 (Bklyner)

Has the tide finally shifted in favor of housing-rights activists? (The New York Times)

NYC’s Doe Fund plans to develop 90 affordable apartments in the Bronx for formerly homeless veterans (press release)

Residents near the Guggenheim have filed a suit against a development planned for 1230 Madison Ave., concerned the project will cast its shadow over the landmark (New York Post)

NYCHA has abandoned an affordable housing development in Hell’s Kitchen that’s been in the works for 14 years (The City)


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