Air Rights


MORENYC- the Metropolitan Organization for the Real Expansion of New York City - works to expand the population and built environment of New York City in order to create jobs, lower housing costs and save the environment by encouraging more people to live in an urban environment of lower per capita energy use.

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Land Rich, Pocket Poor: Making the Most of New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Unused Development Rights

 Under existing zoning, Manhattan NYCHA properties have a combined total of 30.5 million square feet of unused development rights, equivalent to more than 35,000 units of housing or more than 11 Empire State Buildings – an asset worth potentially billions of dollars.