Manhattan borough president sees the city’s vacancies as opportunities for creating new housing "The sites identified in the report are located throughout all 12 of Manhattan’s community districts, including a USPS building at 350 Canal Street, a federal government-owned parking lot at 2 Howard Street, and vacant medical buildings at 450 West 41st Street and 520 1st Avenue, to name a few." (6sqft)

Anish Kapoor’s long-awaited bean sculpture wedged beneath Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard is now complete (The Architect's Newspaper)

NYC’s Delancey Street to get ‘road diet’ thanks to $21M from feds "The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced a grant of nearly $21 million for the city to upgrade the busy street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. It’s a part of the city where cyclists navigate through a bike lane next to several busy lanes of traffic and where there’s little space for pedestrians." (Gothamist)

Truck Depot Developer Wants to Restart His Bid for ‘Affordable’ Housing — But How Affordable? "In pitching the new proposal — renamed One45 Harlem for ALL — real-estate bigwig Bruce Teitelbaum is putting the pressure back on Council Member Kristin Richardson Jordan, who had opposed the initial One45 plan for a pair of 32-story buildings comprising more than 900 units of housing and a Museum of Civil Rights." (Streetsblog NYC)

Hochul’s New York Budget Proposal Thin On Affordable Housing Incentives "The governor’s $227 billion blueprint would expand a key deadline for the developer-friendly 421a incentive by four years" (Commercial Observer)