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How do we fix the Accidental Skyline? The Municipal Arts Society of New York proposes a ten-point plan for reform. Click here to get involved and learn more.


With its “Accidental Skyline” report, the Municipal Arts Society has released a host of interactive tools that give updated shadow predictions for supertalls currently under construction, provide maps that show where air rights are up for grabs, and particular corridors where views for local residents could be endangered because of these tall towers.

Bird Friendly Building Design

Atlas of ReUrbanism: Buildings and Blocks in American Cities

An archive of articles from The Real Deal about Extell Development

Election 2017: Candidate Positions on Key Issues

The Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer is your building-by-building skyline map

How Zoning Shapes Our Neighborhoods

Letter To Extell (June 26, 2017)

What is Zoning?

The City of New York Zoning Handbook

Land Use & Zoning 101

A Brief History of Zoning and Development Regulations in the U.S.

Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan

Protection of Existing Buildings During Construction

Gaining Access to Neighboring Properties for Protection During Construction

Protection of Adjoining Buildings During Construction

How to Deal with Urban Construction

What You Need to Know About the New NYC Department of Buildings Procedure Involving Adjacent Properties

21st Century Construction 20th Century Construction Law

BSA: Rules of Pratice and Procedure

A Complex Plan's Aim: Simpler Zoning Rules

A Tale of Three Northern Manhattan Communities: Case Studies of Political Empowerment in the Planning and Developing Process

Zoned Out: A Call to Overhaul New York's Zoning Laws

Unified Bulk Program

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Reforming the New York City Zoning Resolution

New York's Next Urban Agenda

What’s the Future for Real Estate, Development and Construction in New York City? Read more.