Read a special open letter about the Inwood NYC initiative by the Yvonne Stennett, Executive Director of the Community League of the Heights, Inc. (CLOTH), which serves the residents of Inwood and Washington Heights.
Construction started on the East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Cultural Center-the first phase of a 1.7-million-square-foot, mixed-use development. The project will include 30,000 square feet of dedicated community and cultural space, more than 600 affordable housing units, a public plaza, new office and retail space, and a hotel.
Jamaica, where Queens meets the world, is primed for extensive redevelopment. The area’s vast transportation network, including the AirTrain and the Long Island Rail Road, will be leveraged to create a mixed-use central business district around the Jamaica Station complex, which will include millions of square feet of commercial space, residential units, and retail.
In September 2013, the City selected the Essex Crossing project to transform the Seward Park lots—the largest stretch of undeveloped City-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street—into vibrant, mixed-use space in one of New York's most dynamic, diverse, and historic neighborhoods. The project will be developed by Delancey Street Associates LLC, a joint venture comprised of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.