NYCHA residents left in the cold again, reviving the pied-à-terre tax, & more

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Over 1,700 NYCHA residents were without heat and hot water yesterday as the polar vortex descended (press release)

Last week’s obscenely highly $238 million Manhattan penthouse sale is renewing interest in a pied-à-terre tax (Gothamist)

Landlords who own lots that have been vacant for more than a year will need to register them or pay a fine, according to a new city council bill (Curbed)

The city is looking to codify its vision for a green Gowanus in a new zoning plan (press release)

Take a break at the renovated public plaza inside Olympic Tower 645 Fifth Ave., which has a new café and art installations (press release)

Behind Amazon’s latest effort to win over skeptics of its plan to bring HQ2 to LIC (The New York Times)