State Lawmakers Seek Power to Derail Penn Station Megaproject "Echoing the Amazon HQ2 fight, state senators demand a say in Midtown Manhattan redevelopment and hunt for details on vague finances." (THE CITY)

MTA’s congestion pricing program back on track, again "At the agency’s monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Chairman Janno Lieber confirmed that after more than three months of work, the MTA had answered all of the questions about how the environment might be impacted if it charges drivers a fee to enter Manhattan below 60th Street. The environmental assessment is a key bureaucratic hurdle the MTA must complete before implementing the nation’s first congestion pricing program." (Gothamist)

Two tudor-filled areas in Queen’s Cambria Heights designated as historic districts "The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to designate two districts in the Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights as historic districts. The two areas, known as the 222nd Street and 227th Street Historic Districts, contain 96 well-maintained Tudor-style rowhouses that incorporate Storybook design elements. Both historic districts have been deemed by the LPC to be extraordinarily well-preserved and give the area a 'highly distinctive sense of place.'" (6sqft)

The Small, Extremely Litigious New York Real-Estate Dynasty You’ve Never Heard Of "But the current installment of Koeppel v. Koeppel is merely the tip of a Succession-esque iceberg of litigation and family infighting, complete with wedding drama, prize poodles, and boats named for prize poodles. There’s a decade-spanning lawsuit against William filed by some of his tenants still dragging on; an indictment against William on charges that tenants had to donate to the Rudy Giuliani mayoral campaign in order to rent an apartment from him; battles over country-club memberships; cops called to Palm Beach mansions. This isn’t even the first time William Koeppel has sued his mother. So who are they?" (Curbed)