The new Willets Point plan includes development on both sides of Citi Field: to the east, in the area known as the iron triangle, and to the west, in a parking lot where a shopping mall is supposed to go.

Legal Questions Emerge About Citi Field Mall

A new version of the Willets Point redevelopment plan envisions a shopping mall in what is now a parking lot—on what is technically parkland. The city and some advocates disagree on whether a Robert Moses-era law paves the way for the project.

A graph from Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC illustrates how crucial residential buildings are to any hopes for a greener city: Homes contribute twice as much carbon as cars and trucks in New York.

For Some Landlords, It's Not Easy Going Green

If New York is to meet PlanNYC's goals, apartment buildings must get greener. While property owners and tenants both benefit from more efficient systems, getting them up and running takes a different kind of green.

Several three-quarter houses occupy a single block of MacDonough Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Some buildings pictured are not three-quarters houses.) The owner of one four-story house has been fined multiple times for building violations.

Lawsuits Target Three-Quarter Operators

At some dormitories for homeless people, lawyers allege, landlords forced tenants to attend particular drug programs and failed to provide safe housing. But operators say they were trying to do good—or at least following the law.