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New York Loft Style Apartment

New York Loft Style Apartment

What is a Loft in New York? In New York a loft is an apartment within a building that was originally built for industrial, warehouse, or commercial use that has since been converted to residential occupancy. NYC Lofts often have distinct architectural features such as...

Why I Turned Comments Off On My Blog

I am Jorge Fontan an architect and I have been blogging since February 1st 2016 on subjects in and around architecture. Since the beginning I have allowed comments on my blog, but the time has come end comments. For those few people that actually leave good, useful,...

5 Stupidest Zoning Laws in NYC

5 Stupidest Zoning Laws in NYC

New York City has very convoluted, and sometimes draconian Zoning Laws. As a massive city it is understandable that we would have extensive regulations on property development, but in my opinion some parts of the NYC Zoning Resolution may go a little too far. I am an...

M1-6D Zoning NYC

M1-6D Zoning NYC

M1-6D Zoning is a Light Manufacturing Zoning district in NYC. In the M1-6D district there are multiple uses you can develop including manufacturing, commercial, community facility, and potentially residential in certain cases. You can find M1-6D Zoning in Manhattan,...