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Architects Wanted: Make Sense of These Odd Spaces

Feb 05, 2019 - The New York Times
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The city owns some of the narrowest, most unusual lots in New York.

Some of the land has been vacant for decades, even as affordable housing options have dwindled and luxury apartments have risen nearby, for at least one good reason: Nobody has wanted to build there.

Whether it is the result of development leftovers or zoning quirks, building code challenges have often made these lots undesirable to private investors.

Now the city is turning to architects, not developers, ...