A new map visualizes the change in the city’s population over the course of one day (Fast Co. Design) — If you ever doubted the city has its own heartbeat, this map will prove to you that it does.
The current subway crisis is due to two issues (New York Times) — And overcrowding isn’t one of them…
WeWork hires Bjarke Ingels for a big gig (WeWork Blog) — The Danish starchitect and stud behind the wildly popular Via57 apartment building was hired by the co-working space conglomerate as its chief architect.
The City Council has proposed eight new fire safety regulations in response to the deadly blaze in the Bronx that killed 13 people in December (New York Post) — Under the proposed bill, landlords would have to provide tenants with stove knob covers among other precautions.
Before he was Dr. Zizmor of subway ads, he was a self-help author for women (Gothamist) — His works lend advice “on diet, sunbathing, bathing, sex.” Oy.
Converting New York City’s ‘cluster sites’ could be bring 1,700 new rent-regulated apartments to the market (Crains) — The units were previously designated for homeless families and individuals and will continue to serve as a part of the city’s efforts to combat homelessness.
One bank in California is responsible for finance Brooklyn’s Hasidic real estate developers (The Real Deal) — San Diego-based Bofl bank specializes in loans that cater to residential builders from Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.
Drag queen story hour is coming to a Queens Library branch near you (amNY) — Throughout the month of May, the Queens Library will house a twice-a-week series that will bring drag queens into local branches to read to children between the ages of 3- and 8-years old. It is an attempt to introduce kids to gender nonconforming people.