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  • Rob Astorino and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Rob Astorino and Governor Andrew Cuomo

    From the September issue: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has raked in $42.7 million from more than 5,000 donors this election cycle. That’s compared with the $2.6 million his GOP rival Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, collected from roughly 2,200 donors. (They had $35 million and $2.4 million on hand, respectively, as of late July.) [more]

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  • Newmark Holdings’ Jeff Gural

    Newmark Holdings’ Jeff Gural

    From the September issue: Real estate players have come out in force to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo this election cycle. But there are some important and controversial real estate–related issues that the governor is expected to tackle in the very likely case that he is reelected. And, sources said, that in doing so, he will likely disappoint some of his key industry supporters.

    Cuomo, whose office did not respond to requests for comment, will also have to contend with the popularity of a key state figure — his successor as Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman — who’s not always in lockstep with him. [more]

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  • Rob Astorino’s long-shot bid

    September 11, 2014 04:30PM
    Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate

    Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate

    From the September issue: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino accepted the state Republican Party’s nomination to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in May. But despite his pro-business platform and push to cut property taxes, real estate insiders said Astorino’s campaign is still not on their radar. [more]

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  • Real estate industry doubles down on Cuomo

    September 08, 2014 10:30AM
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    From the September issue: Those who thought that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cozy relationship with the real estate industry would suffer because of allegations that he overstepped in his dealings with an anti-corruption panel should think again. [more]

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  • chinatown

    Bayard Street in Chinatown

    The state Division of Housing and Community Renewal is investigating Chinatown landlord Marolda Properties for allegedly forcing tenants out of rent-controlled apartments.

    Tenants accused the landlord of withholding services such as refusing to renew leases and kicking off unjustified eviction proceedings. The Tenant Protection Unit served a subpoena to Marolda earlier this month, claiming “abusive behavior.” [more]

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  • MoslerCuomoLitwin

    From left: Bruce Mosler, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Leonard Litwin (Credit: Steve Friedman)

    UPDATED, 12:10 p.m., August 13: Top New York real estate players continue to funnel their considerable financial resources to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign, a review of the latest state campaign finance filings show. [more]

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  • moreland

    From left: Andrew Cuomo and Michael Koenig

    New York state will be spend as much as $300,000 in legal fees for representation of the Moreland Commission during a federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

    Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP was hired to represent the anti-corruption commission. Michael Koenig, the lead criminal defense attorney on the case, alone will receive $550 per hour, according to a contract cited by the Wall Street Journal. [more]

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  • From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Douglas Durst and Ric Clark

    From left: Andrew Cuomo, Durst Chairman Douglas Durst and Brookfield chairmanm Ric Clark

    Real estate interests that once gave generously to the G.O.P. are now filling Governor Andrew Cuomo’s coffers. [more]

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  • From left: Preet Bharara and Andrew Cuomo

    From left: Preet Bharara and Andrew Cuomo

    Governor Andrew Cuomo hired defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz as the scandal about the way he handled his anti-corruption commission grows. [more]

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  • 20140729_cuomo_brownfields

    From left: Andrew Cuomo, Bronx Terminal Market and Jeff Blau

    Recipients of tax incentives to develop industrial sites in New York have contributed at least $650,000 to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign fund over the past four years, according to a review of state data. [more]

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  • From left: Steven Spinola, Rob Speyer and Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Steve Friedman)

    From left: Steven Spinola, Rob Speyer and Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Steve Friedman)

    The Real Estate Board of New York’s power and influence over state government is, as a well-known Democratic operative put it, “about as new as hieroglyphics.” Albany politicians often transition into lucrative real estate careers, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is a tuxedo-clad fixture at REBNY’s annual gala. But an investigative story in the New York Times yesterday laid out the extent of the industry’s influence with Cuomo in the most explicit manner yet. The industry’s initial response to the story, however, suggests that it is unlikely to impact how REBNY does business. [more]

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  • From left: Andrew Cuomo and Steven Spinola

    From left: Andrew Cuomo and Steven Spinola

    An investigation shows that members of an anti-corruption commission and loyalists to Governor Andrew Cuomo clashed over efforts to look into the governor’s relationship with real estate professionals.

    The insight into the Moreland Commission came out after the New York Times released the results of a three-month investigation into the extent of the governor’s office’s efforts to block the panel’s information-gathering. [more]

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  • Cuomo-Campaign

    From left: Andrew Cuomo, Leonard Litwin, Charles Dolan, Richard LeFrak, Sheldon Solow and Stephen Ross

    The top four donors who contributed during the first half of this year to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign are all in the real estate industry, a review of state campaign filings show. [more]

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  • From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hurricane Sandy damage on Long Island

    From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hurricane Sandy damage on Long Island

    The slow pace of aid distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims is largely due to a bureaucratic tangle meant to weed out fraud, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday. [more]

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  • From left: Andrew Cuomo, One57, Gary Barnett and Glenwood's Leonard Litwin

    From left: Andrew Cuomo, One57, Gary Barnett and Glenwood’s Leonard Litwin

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the biggest beneficiary of a loophole in New York State’s campaign finance regulations that allows businesses and individuals to donate large amounts of money to politicians. The lion’s share of the donations appears to be coming from real estate developers. [more]

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  • From left: Sandra Lee and the Cuomo home in Westchester County

    From left: Sandra Lee and the home where she and Governor Andrew Cuomo reside in Westchester County

    The tax man cometh, whether you try to block him or not. [more]

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  • From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill

    From left: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill

    UPDATED, 4:12 p.m., May 22: Despite an 11th-hour deal to keep Long Island College Hospital’s emergency room in operation, the remainder of the full-service hospital will shutter tonight at midnight. [more]

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  • From left: Sandra Lee and 4 Bittersweet Lane in New Castle, Westchester County

    From left: Sandra Lee and 4 Bittersweet Lane in New Castle, Westchester County

    Sandra Lee, Food Network star and partner to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, allegedly skipped the building-permit process before making upgrades to her $1.2 million Westchester home. [more]

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  • glaser

    Howard Glaser and St. Nicholas church pre-9/11

    Howard Glaser, director of state operations and senior policy adviser to Governor Andrew Cuomo, has decided to resign — and is considering a senior-level job in real estate.

    The high-ranking governor’s aide said he will exit after the legislative session concludes at the end of June, sources told Crain’s. Glaser spearheaded the deal to redevelop the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed on 9/11. Before the start of Cuomo’s term in 2011, Glaser served as general counsel for the U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association and as counselor to the secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [more]

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  • From left: Andrew Cuomo and a New York City graveyard

    From left: Andrew Cuomo and a New York City graveyard

    Although recent changes to estate law boosted the amount most New Yorkers can leave their heirs tax-free, some wealthy residents could be charged substantially more than their property is worth.

    The state legislature initially provided a tax exemption to estates worth less than $1 million. [more]

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