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Say what you will about him, but the man understands NYC landlord/tenant law https://t.co/EhxD5f2igE
8/14
2020
@negative_IRR If it's not NYC, it's about to be – self-storage banned on about half of industrial land, and now all… https://t.co/hsKmZa2QRT🤢 https://t.co/9vwaQyTTQO @JarekFA @2AvSagas https://t.co/EqSyI19YHs https://t.co/QX3sDma4If https://t.co/p4VqmJFyw4 https://t.co/G8UM5Z8jSEhttps://t.co/TffyZWe0e6 @JarekFA @2AvSagas If an affordable project is specifically targeted towards seniors, she will support it, like Hav… https://t.co/p8aQI9onnP @2AvSagas *seniors will live in Haven Green @2AvSagas It's why she was willing to take so much flack to support Haven Green, but it suing over the Two Bridges… https://t.co/JdDaoOSsrV @2AvSagas You could propose a 1,000-unit affordable project and a 10-unit senior affordable project and she'd take the latter @2AvSagas Literally the only thing Margaret Chin cares about are seniors, so her stated reasons are probably genuineInfuriating update to this story. Mock was trying to get the mayor's attention to present a great plan for Chinatow… https://t.co/PR2pgavLPE
Retweeted by Market UrbanismMany early 20th C. apartments are highly ornamented precisely to overcome the negative class stigma around multifam… https://t.co/MPnjJPgAn0
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @threestationsq @sandypsj https://t.co/ZhTROnC14r might be in the running, 500,000 to 0
Retweeted by Market Urbanisme-scooters launch in Manhattan! (Kansas) https://t.co/sSAwfOY0a3
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @MarketUrbanism Hmm... think 90% population drop happened to most ancient cities at some point in their history. Ro… https://t.co/dTzK9lCLEH
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @threestationsq @sandypsj A lot fits under 90% population drop without a city being really abandoned or even ceasin… https://t.co/n5lyJai7YI
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @alon_levy @sandypsj @threestationsq @Schlieffen Vijayanagara/Hampi had ~500k population in the 16th century before… https://t.co/qEFHFJDQy5
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @sandypsj @threestationsq @Schlieffen Dhaka was more or less abandoned in the 18th century, but I don't think 17c Dhaka > 1c Rome.
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @MarketUrbanism That IS fun. If you're using 90% population drop, I think Golden Age Baghdad was bigger than Rome's… https://t.co/4wE0VTcEmu
Retweeted by Market UrbanismOoo, this is a fun question! Rome is the obvious answer... https://t.co/mjuZJgAgcl"Advance Realty sued the board over the rejection, arguing that other developments in the area were granted varianc… https://t.co/T8p50rQnEj @mdasilva1563 @2AvSagas I'm not sure that even a YIMBY-fied Manhattan would be doing better. Because Manhattan not… https://t.co/c7i4OCTYAq @mdasilva1563 @2AvSagas That may work for outer borough/uptown restaurants. But not for core Manhattan ones, where… https://t.co/aquEO7YYgf @mdasilva1563 @2AvSagas I have plenty of ideas for how to stimulate economic activity post-pandemic, but during? It… https://t.co/Gxjdj15uS5 @mdasilva1563 @2AvSagas I'm not sure what de Blasio could actually do for Manhattan restaurants. Offices are open,… https://t.co/VztkatTS7j @mdasilva1563 @2AvSagas Bushwick restaurants seem to be doing okay too...I saw one close, but none of the many that… https://t.co/9bOcSQSeom"Collectively, [Kamala Harris's] homes are worth about $8 million" https://t.co/9UoM6XLL5X @BrownstoneDetec @NYCLandmarks50 "High-rise" is a ridiculous exaggeration. The plans are for a five-story building https://t.co/Jx14xSYYMZ @Furmadamadam And all in Manhattan! Those were easyVery ashamed that I didn't get the Timișoara one, although in my defense, that's not a building, that's a tarp11/16 😎 https://t.co/EAXAiaRGRQ"Indeed, one recent study found that by the year 2050, the climate of Phoenix could closely resemble that of Baghda… https://t.co/73uqCEr1eL @xenocryptsite Lots of outer suburban abandonment is my goal🔥🔥🔥 "The final AFFH rule under Obama was almost comically weak. It literally contained no rules for how state and l… https://t.co/DwKFEhYZlC
Retweeted by Market UrbanismConstruction by NYC can be SHOCKINGLY expensive. I hope we're not moving in the wrong direction https://t.co/feamJaKvfQ“Today we celebrate a big victory: a Project Labor Agreement. The PLAs will bring as many as 26,000 jobs to high-po… https://t.co/8jpDNoZSiG
Retweeted by Market UrbanismWait...what? https://t.co/vF2ZYUjWzR @MosesNYC @plitter 11/16 😎 @A320Lga Because nobody has been smart enough to build luxury housing there obvzIf I were a developer, I would simply buy up half of McKeesport, build luxury housing to drive up rents, and then p… https://t.co/OoIWHSWNgWFiLtErInG iSn'T rEaL https://t.co/aOE8tCDeJIMy god, this place is weird https://t.co/k3IUWy7YXq @markasaurus @andersem, can you fill us in on the details on the for-sale option? @markasaurus ...than in NYC, where you have to keep reselling to kids with rich parents. @markasaurus ...the units at market to whomever, and the other half at near-market to people who don't make a ton o… https://t.co/bqE3LVo1Zi @markasaurus I remember reading earlier that you can do half the units for-sale to people making under 80% AMI, and… https://t.co/u3dFkoy6U7 @mooselaw92 @paytonchung Landlords of new buildings are the least likely to cut somebody a break on income requirem… https://t.co/g8b7cOc798Won’t somebody think of the NYCHA scaffolding??? https://t.co/wyTlxstibcLeftists 🤝 Richard Spencer Hating Matt Yglesias’s book concept https://t.co/0CpMESBwi2 @paytonchung Is this individual income or household income?Found this while looking for something else: that residents of >2010 apts have *lower* incomes than residents of 20… https://t.co/zLTze1LmJV
Retweeted by Market UrbanismImportance piece here that looks closer at why several Black City Council members did not want deeper cuts to the N… https://t.co/RmhBdqFJWO
Retweeted by Market UrbanismWhat are the concerns about reopening that haven't been addressed and "highly complicated protocols" here?… https://t.co/PM84VMRaboThe attached Queene Anne Victorian wood frame row house, covered in "gingerbread” woodwork, is not something people… https://t.co/2kmEz6aaSd
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @ReeseBruv @daguilarcanabal Jokes aside, Gaza and Gauteng are probably the regions on this planet most in need of YIMBYismI guess I should have included a link 🙃 https://t.co/UQJchgQzgk @cafedujord Come take over the presidency of my co-op, I dare you.@OpenNYForAll is on its way to raising $100,000 to hire the first staffer dedicated full-time to ending exclusiona… https://t.co/da5e23K642 @jonahbliss @sidkap_ @sandypsj @Schlieffen Good enough explanation for California, but I still don’t understand how… https://t.co/MIWLECJa6k @sidkap_ @sandypsj @Schlieffen Commercial-only zones are very confusing to me. Before the “new housing is gentrific… https://t.co/HARXzD2gdO @sandypsj @Schlieffen I should also say industrial areas. A huge amount of townhouse development in Houston is on l… https://t.co/7imeEahuBN
8/13
2020
Before, and after. Tokyo is a weird place https://t.co/E3bJJfMegp @mdasilva1563 @sandypsj @Schlieffen To be fair to Minneapolis and Portland, Houston does rule out townhouse-ization… https://t.co/wrB38IuFfH @Schlieffen @bensh__ @sandypsj Yes, it's effectively 0.8 (0.7 plus a 0.1 bonus for one accessible unit) in R5 zones… https://t.co/esLTho16C0 @Schlieffen @bensh__ @sandypsj I think that only applies when half of them are affordable @sandypsj @Schlieffen Because Houston's model involves actually redeveloping single-family detached lots en masse,… https://t.co/DNzxGavOnF @yousafmshah Flipping an entitlement @IDoTheThinking Although that's not what I must have read because that's from April. Oh well...lost to time @IDoTheThinking So not the "much" that I remembered @IDoTheThinking Here it is...Warren was slightly ahead of Harris in net favorability among Black voters https://t.co/2TMEVfAbS2 @IDoTheThinking Didn’t Black people actually have a much more favorable impression of Warren than Harris? I remembe… https://t.co/k53M723LyH @derekevers @YIMBY_Princeton Oh sorry, I didn’t see this because I muted you because you kept refusing to untag me.… https://t.co/3uXevzAL9S @vb_jens I do not understand the reluctance to make elementary school kids wear masks. They're not babies or toddle… https://t.co/st0riRtXWm @holz_bau @dfdunham @mtsw Ground floor unit was not level? @IDoTheThinking How about Q1 and Q2? Gimme something!! @IDoTheThinking How did 2019 compare to 2018 in LA? @mnolangray @TribTowerViews I wonder if this market has come back to life post-recession? Looking a few years ago,… https://t.co/fhzknA1N1a @asmallteapot @lmartods @eparillon @meelar @IDoTheThinking I don't wanna pay to park a bike! Talk about the privatization of public services @IDoTheThinking @eparillon @asmallteapot @meelar It already is in NYC, but there isn't a single developable lot of… https://t.co/lrP97VpPXL @lmartods @eparillon @asmallteapot @meelar @IDoTheThinking How can you give everybody access to that but the bike thieves though? @asmallteapot @meelar @eparillon @IDoTheThinking This does seem like a pretty easy technological fix on the vendor'… https://t.co/dniWqY254w @IDoTheThinking @eparillon @asmallteapot @meelar How is that gonna work in a pre-war neighborhood? I mean I would l… https://t.co/OqH3DPr5oq @eparillon @asmallteapot @meelar @IDoTheThinking Secure parking seems like it would be monstrously expensive to rol… https://t.co/Ftvp0SXxI0 @andersem @ebwhamilton I think at the time I did not appreciate just how in-name-only their reform really was @eparillon @asmallteapot @meelar @IDoTheThinking What kind of prevention are you envisioning that doesn't involve p… https://t.co/zDHwRYwB1L @asmallteapot @meelar @eparillon @IDoTheThinking The theft thing must be awful. You buy a $3,000 e-bike and it gets… https://t.co/JoMu6n8cNr @asmallteapot @meelar @eparillon @IDoTheThinking At least in NYC, I suspect that better infrastructure (not just la… https://t.co/hp6svbTFuv @eparillon @IDoTheThinking I'm starting to see a lot of people who don't fit the typical upper-income demographic i… https://t.co/GWC4tMFS6j @maccoinnich @ebwhamilton ...units on a 4,791-sq. ft. lot (say, one with an existing dilapidated 1,000-sq. ft. sing… https://t.co/p8zE5y2By9 @maccoinnich @ebwhamilton So there's not actually a 3,500-sq. ft. limit, that was just simplification based on a 5,… https://t.co/0Nroj1gEOB @maccoinnich @ebwhamilton That's funny how Portland does the R-number zoning districts opposite of how most cities do @maccoinnich @ebwhamilton I thought the max for the newly upzoned areas is 3,500 sq. ft. or 0.7 FAR, whichever is lower? @bikenewyork @jonorcutt One depressing thing lately has been realizing that biking infrastructure is not just paint… https://t.co/ROiJfXS5gzThe New York Daily News is giving up its newsroom...for good, it says https://t.co/wrlKrtqT6e @OldUrbanist @rulib @mtsw @ebwhamilton Yikes, so you can't even get to 3,500 sq. ft. for a 3- or 4-unit building un… https://t.co/H1eBY5fd60The fight over a rezoning plan in Brooklyn has pitted progressives and mainstream Democrats against each other https://t.co/JaynfQf8rL
Retweeted by Market Urbanism @GoodGuyGuaranty Ever is a long time, but it's hard for me to imagine rezonings of any kind in gentrifying neighborhoods any time soonUnfortunately, the 3,500-sq. ft. limit for 3- and 4-unit buildings will make it uneconomical to build them on the v… https://t.co/da4yGaHVQl @nik_gandhi https://t.co/T33GNqnFmh @nik_gandhi No, the M1 special permit requirement has already passed. Now the push is to require a special permit f… https://t.co/5AvpbiM8OfThe 2nd Ave. subway phase that was the most expensive subway on earth? Or the phase that doesn’t stand a chance of… https://t.co/hduikVGq3R
8/12
2020

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