Tag: BSA

Greater Transparency Now Mandated for the Board of Standards and Appeals

Last week the Mayor signed a raft of bills passed by the City Council that will lead to a series of reforms to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) zoning variance process.   Thanks to your involvement, whether through

Can They Build That? Find out tomorrow night.

Ever wonder “Can they build that?” when you see one of those grotesque out-of-scale and out-of-context flashy renderings a developer, or even the Mayor, publicize to the world?  Zoning regulations and landmark protections generally determine what is allowed to be

Rally and Public Hearing Today, No Variance at the Old Post Office site

The developer of the old Stuyvesant Post Office still wants  to build higher than zoning allows on the block wide site between East 13th and 14th Streets west of Avenue A in the East Village. Today we hold a rally

How Tall Will New Buildings in My Neighborhood Be? A New 3-D Map Tells Us

With everything going on in the world, you may have missed a great new resource DNAinfo recently released:  an incredible interactive 3D rotatable map,called How Tall Will New Buildings in My NYC Neighborhood Be? Their 3-D map shows what construction could

What is the Board of Standards and Appeals?

Want to build higher than you are allowed under existing rezoning?  Or operate a gas station where only residences are allowed?  Or deviate at all from what the zoning of the location allows?  Then you, or your lawyer, will likely have

High Line’s Open Views Soon To Disappear

The High Line has become one of Manhattan’s most popular attractions, offering a unique opportunity to travel above the hub-bub of our city streets and gain a unique perspective on the surrounding cityscape.   GVSHP was an early supporter of

Board of Standards and Appeals Green Lights Rooftop Additions in East Village

The Board of Standards and Appeals recently decided in favor of developers seeking to build rooftop additions at 329-335 East 9th Street and to allow illegally built additions to remain at 514-516 East 6th Street.  GVSHP, residents, community advocates, as