MTA Makes Legal Claim for Harlem Properties Along Second Avenue Subway Extension "Nine lots from East 119th to 120th streets are required for the construction of a ‘launch box’ for tunnel boring machines, according to the MTA’s latest court filing." (The City)

‘A layer cake of environmental pollution’: Greenpoint struggles with rezoning 18 years on "After nearly two decades of construction, Greenpoint's waterfront is still a fragmented work in progress, with no end in sight. Soaring towers are bordered by truck parking lots, and incomplete parks look out onto toxic brownfields, which are designated vacant sites where pollution remains unresolved." (Gothamist)

Overruled! City Finishes Centre Street Bike Lane Despite Objections of Driving Court Workers "Court officials have thrown in the towel and will abide by the DOT’s protected bike lane outside the courthouses on Centre Street in Manhattan, according to a spokesman for the Office of Court Administration who reiterated the agency’s opposition to the new design as city crews filled in the project’s finishing touches." (Streetsblog NYC)

NYC Rents Could Rise 16% Under Numbers Before Powerful Board "The drastic hike for two-year leases was at the top end of a slew of potential rent increases discussed during a Rent Guidelines Board meeting Thursday." (Patch)