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From the archives: Mayoral candidates get candid

A side-by-side look at where NYC’s mayoral wannabes stood on real estate’s key issues

December 26, 2015 12:00PM



Perhaps no mayor in recent history has taken such delight in shaping New York as Michael Bloomberg. Indeed, he rezoned over a third of the city, while developers added a staggering 40,000 new buildings since he took office, according to an analysis of census data by the New York Times. But whether developers — and the real estate industry as a whole — can count on having an ally in City Hall once Bloomberg’s 12-year reign ends in January remains to be seen.

As the race to replace him moves into the homestretch — this month voters will go to the polls to cast ballots in the long-anticipated Democratic and Republican mayoral primaries — The Real Deal talked to some of the leading candidates on both sides of the political aisle. (Bill Thompson is the only major candidate who did not participate).

Below is a side-by-side look at where the candidates stand on key real estate issues, including rezonings, air rights and tax breaks. Read the full story from our September 2013 issue here.