New York City

NYC sliver law

NYC Sliver Law

The "Sliver Law" is a reference to a zoning code in New York City that aims to prevent very tall narrow buildings in certain zoning districts. It applies height restrictions to buildings on certain properties under 45 feet wide. Here is an example of a development...

R5 Zoning NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC is a low density residential zoning district. In R5 you can build any type of residential building including multifamily.   R5 Zoning NYC New York City has many different zoning districts. The purpose of these districts is to restrict what people build based on the...

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning NYC

R6 is one of the most common residential zoning districts in New York City. It is in fact the only residential district found in all 5 boroughs. This article will focus on a case study in an R6B zoning district which is a subcategory of...

NYC Commercial Overlay

Commercial Overlay NYC Zoning

A Commercial overlay in NYC is an area located in a residential zoning district that allows for commercial use. You can have a commercial building or mixed use building in a residential zone. These uses are usually retail, restaurants, bakeries, beauty salons, small offices, etc...