Stalled Construction Sites Are Here to Stay


When you live above a construction site, the promise of waking up to birds, instead of bulldozers, and sunshine, instead of tarp-covered scaffolding, is what gets you through. 'One day,' you think to yourself. 'I'll walk down my block without worrying about being crushed by a 25-story crane.'

Dream on.

Construction has stalled on 515 properties in New York City, according to an analysis by the New York Building Congress, with 237 of them in Brooklyn.