Additional Resources

Real Estate and Development News Sites

New York City Government Resources

Community Board 7

“Community Boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers, but many people don’t know about them. We urge you to learn how your Community Board can help you, and how you may be able to help your Community Board.”

Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the City’s landmarks and the buildings in the City’s historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings.

Landmark West!

LANDMARK WEST! is a non-profit award-winning community group working to preserve the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage from 59th to 110th Streets between Central Park West and Riverside Drive. Since 1985, we have worked to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts. Today, LANDMARK WEST! is the proud curator of the area’s 2,606 designated landmarks (up from only 337 in 1985), and continues to promote awareness of these architectural treasures and the urgent need to protect them against insensitive change and demolition.

Board of Standards and Appeals

The Board of Standards and Appeals was established as an independent board to help protect the city government’s ability to regulate the development of private property.

Learn more about:

Development Terminology:

As-of-Right Guide

Environmental Assesment Statement (EAS)

Floor-Area-Ratio Illustrated

80/20 defined

Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)


Zoning Regulations:

NYC Government Website.

Building Regulations

Department of Buildings.


Also visit the website of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer for the entire Land Use primer, “Land Use 101,” and for more information on Land Use, Planning, and Development.

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