Carl Weisbrod

One World Trade Center (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.

03/18/2015

Ice floes are viewed along the East River in Manhattan on a frigidly cold day February 20, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the East Coast and Western United States is experiencing unusually cold weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Planning Director: City Won’t Use Eminent Domain To Acquire Property In Redevelopment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property, Planning Director Carl Weisbrod said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

The Domino Sugar sign at the plant's refinery (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

‘How Sweet It Is': City Planning Commission Signs Off On Domino Sugar Plant Redevelopment

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar plant on Williamsburg’s waterfront into gleaming apartment towers, offices and open space is moving ahead.

03/05/2014

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Names Transition Team Leaders As Agenda Goes Under Microscope

Emboldened by a historic landslide, Bill de Blasio seeks to push ahead with an ambitious liberal agenda aimed at easing the economic inequality.

11/06/2013