New York Leads Nation in Apartment Construction: Report "The report found that New York will construct 28,152 of the 420,000 new units to come online nationwide by the end of the year, the first time New York will lead the country in building apartments since 2018. The housing can’t come soon enough as New York faces skyrocketing rents and low supply." (Commercial Observer)

Melrose Parkside Historic District to be considered for landmark designation "The Melrose Parkside Historic District comprises 38 single and two-family row houses on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford avenues. The homes were all built between 1909 and 1915 by two well-known architects Benjamin Driesler and Axel S. Headman. " (Brooklyn Paper)

NYC to give $150 property tax rebate to low- and middle-income homeowners "Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday signed legislation that will give hundreds of thousands of New York City homeowners a one-time property tax rebate of up to $150. Those eligible for the rebate are owners of one, two, or three-family residences with annual incomes less than or equal to $250,000 in the tax year 2020. The property must also be the primary residence of the owner." (6sqft)

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers demand exemption from congestion pricing "The toll could lead to cabbies and for-hire vehicle (FHV) drivers losing out on income, depending on how officials structure the toll. Due to the outsize impact on those workers, the MTA has proposed a jobs program to train them as bus drivers or contractors with its Access-a-Ride service, but advocates slammed the transit agency’s plans at the Aug. 24 call to action." (amNY)

City Watch: Planning Chief Dan Garodnick Talks Local Resistance to New Housing "With the fate of a few large residential rezoning proposals in the balance, City Planning Director Dan Garodnick is urging councilmembers—whose support is critical for projects in their districts—to weigh the citywide need for more housing over parochial concerns and rigid affordability rubrics." (City Limits)

Upper East Side Blood Center Neighbors Lose Lawsuit Against Rezoning "The development that roiled the Upper East Side last year could finally get underway after a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by neighbors." (Patch)