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Class U Buildings – Utility Bureau Properties

U0 – Utility Company Land And Building

Utility Company Land And Building

The U0 building class comprises utility company lands and buildings. There are not many buildings in this class in New York City. They are most numerous in Manhattan (15). The Manhattan’s Battery park City / Lower Manhattan and Staten Island’s New Springville / Bloomfield / Travis are the neighborhoods with the biggest numbers of these buildings.

U1 – Bridge, Tunnel, Highway

Bridge, Tunnel, Highway

The U1 Building Class is part of the Utility Bureau Properties class. It includes bridges, tunnels, and highways. Most of these properties are owned by the Port of NY Authority, the New York City Department of Transportation or the MTA. There are over 2000 bridges and tunnels all across the 5 boroughs, most of them over the East River and the Harlem River. Most trafficked bridge in New York City is the Queensboro Bridge.

U2 – Gas or Electric Utility

Gas or Electric Utility

The U2 building class comprises electric and gas utility properties. 38% of these properties are in Staten Island, 29% in Queens, 16% in Brooklyn, 9% in Manhattan and 8% in the Bronx.

The top neighborhoods with the biggest numbers of these buildings are New Springville / Bloomfield / Travis (Staten Island), Stapleton / Rosebank (Staten Island), Dumbo / Vinegar Hill / Downtown Brooklyn / Boerum Hill (Brooklyn), Mariner’s Harbor / Arlington / Port Ivory / Graniteville (Staten Island) and Todt Hill / EmersonHill / Heartland Village / Lighthouse Hill (Staten Island).

U4 – Telephone Utility

Telephone Utility

Telephone utility buildings in New York City are part of the U4 building class. Most of them can be found in Queens (27%), Manhattan (26%), Brooklyn (20%) and the Bronx (19%).

The neighborhoods with the biggest numbers of these buildings are Clinton (Manhattan), Dumbo / Vinegar Hill / Downtown Brooklyn / Boerum Hill (Brooklyn), Washington Heights North (Manhattan) and East New York (Brooklyn).

U5 – Communication Facility Other Than Telephone

Communication Facility Other Than Telephone

The U5 building class comprises communication facilities other than telephones. There are 16 of these properties in New York City, 10 of which are in Brooklyn, 3 in Staten Island, 2 in the Bronx and 1 in Queens.

These are facilities that aid satellite service providers, cable service providers, etc.

U6 – Railroad – Private Ownership

Railroad – Private Ownership

Private ownership railroad properties are part of the U6 building class. 33% of these buildings are in Staten Island, 20% in the Bronx, 18% in Manhattan, 15% in Queens and 14% in Brooklyn.

The neighborhoods where they can be found in the biggest numbers are Mariner’s Harbor / Arlington / Port Ivory / Graniteville (Staten Island), Hudson Yards / Chelsea / Flatiron / Union Square (Manhattan), Bensonhurst East (Brooklyn), Stapleton / Rosebank (Staten Island) and Charleston / Richmond Valley / Tottenville (Staten Island).

U7 – Transportation – Public Ownership

Transportation – Public Ownership

The U7 building class is the most commonly found of all the classes in this group. It consists of public ownership transportation utilty properties. The majoroty of these buildings can be found in Queens (44%) and Brooklyn (36%).

The top 5 neighborhoods with the biggest numbers of these buildings are Bensonhurst West (Brooklyn), Flatbush (Brooklyn), Hunters Point / Sunnyside / West Maspeth (Queens), Hammels / Arverne / Edgemere (Queens) and Windsor Terrace (Brooklyn).

U8 – Revocable Consent

Revocable Consent

The U8 building classcomprises buildings that have been granted revocable consent approvals. A revocable consent allows a building’s owner to construct over, under or on the city property. In New York City, 42% of these buildings are in Brooklyn, 23% in the Bronx and 18% in Queens.

The neighborhoods where these buildings can be found in the biggest numbers are Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Murray Hill (Manhattan), Hunts Point (the Bronx), Prospect / Lefferts Gardens / Wingate (Brooklyn), Charleston / Richmond Valley / Tottenville (Staten Island) and Sheepshead Bay / Gerritsen Beach / Manhattan Beach (Brooklyn).

U9 – Miscellaneous Utility Property

Miscellaneous Utility Property

The U9 building class includes miscellaneous buildings like private improvements on city lands and in public places. 27% of these buildings are in Staten Island, 25% in Queens, 25% in Brooklyn and 18% in the Bronx.

The neighborhoods where these buildings can be found in the greatest numbers are East New York (Brooklyn), New Dorp / Midland Beach (Staten Island), Port Richmond (Staten Island), New Springville / Bloomfield / Travis (Staten Island) and Highbridge (the Bronx).

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