Blackout hits Manhattan's West Side, improvement projects halted at Stuy Town, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 15, 2019 - 11:00AM

Power outage in Downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 29, 2012 Several seconds/Flickr


Power was out for about five hours on Saturday night, mostly on the West Side of Manhattan, halting subways, traffic lights, air conditioners, and Broadway shows (The New York Times)

Blackstone suspended improvement projects at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village complexes, which have 11,000 units, in response to the new rent laws (The Real Deal via Crain’s)

Can landlords actually let their buildings just fall apart? Is that legal? (Gothamist)

How New York City’s affordable housing lotteries work and what you need to know to apply (Curbed)

Greenpoint’s new library, which replaces the 107 Norman Ave. location that closed for demolition in 2017, is set for a fall opening (Greenpointers)

A new study finds that a quarter of boomers are planning to retire near their grandchildren (Considerable)


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