Multimillion-dollar renovations to apartments, townhouses and restaurants are helping Uptown shed its reputation as a derelict “drive-through” neighborhood, say urban planners and enterprising developers.

Click here to read more

The Famous Biscuit Co. building on Forbes Avenue will be converted into a 43-unit apartment building for low-income workers and residents with hearing and vision impairments, highlighting efforts to make a revitalized Uptown an inclusive neighborhood, speakers said at a construction kickoff Friday.

Click here to read more

A Downtown nonprofit group will become a landlord to a commercial enterprise in Forest Hills, three years after the property's previous owners defaulted on a publicly funded loan to help buy and renovate the property.ACTION Housing, which generally focuses on providing housing for low-income residents, mostly the elderly and disabled, bought the building at 2104 Ardmore Blvd. at a sheriff's sale for $3,111 in March 2011.

Click here to read more

ACTION-Housing, Inc. Board of Directors Treasurer, Ricardo G. Savido, who is also the President of BNY-Mellon’s Community Development Corporation, spoke briefly at the ceremonial wall-busting to kick off construction activity on the Shanahan Apartments.

Click here to read more