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  • Robert A.M. Stern and Bill de Blasio

    Robert A.M. Stern and Bill de Blasio

    Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, has designed some of the most exclusive buildings in – or coming to – New York City. Having designed 15 Central Park West, as well as a trio of super tall towers – 520 Park Avenue, 30 Park Place and 220 Central Park South – the 75-year-old architect gave the New York Post his two cents on class divides, “poor doors” and housing policy. [more]

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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump and Geraldo Rivera

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump and Geraldo Rivera

    Donald Trump isn’t getting the attention he’s used to from the mayor. It’s now been 15 months since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, and Trump says that he has still never met him. [more]

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  • Bill de Blasio Michael Kelly

    From left: Bill de Blasio and Michael Kelly

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed a new general manager of the New York City Housing Authority. [more]

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  • Bill de Blasio

    Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced six new neighborhoods where developers will be required to build affordable units and a plan to add 80,000 affordable apartments by 2024 during his second State of the City address on Tuesday.

    He also proposed solving part of the housing crisis by creating an additional 160,000 market-rate units, and targeted predatory landlords and developers who received tax breaks in the past without having to provide affordable housing. [more]

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  • Bill de Blasio

    Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio will focus on affordable housing during Tuesday’s State of the City address.

    The mayor’s plan to expand the city’s affordable housing stock by 200,000 newly created or preserved units will be the focus of the annual speech, according to Capital New York. De Blasio released a minute-long, online video teasing his second address. In the video, de Blasio calls affordable housing “our number one priority for 2015.” [more]

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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), along with Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other officials in Fort Greene during the initial announcement of the housing plan (Credit: Hiten Samtani)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), along with Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other officials in Fort Greene during the initial announcement of the housing plan (Credit: Hiten Samtani)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration built or preserved 17,300 units of affordable housing in 2014. That figure represents about 8.6 percent of his overall 200,000-unit goal, and exceeds the city’s projection of 16,000 units for 2014.

    Last year, the city preserved 11,185 affordable apartments and financed the creation of 6,191 new units, according to Crain’s. The mayor announced the numbers during a press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio and Jeff Bezos

    From left: Bill de Blasio and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is aiming to raise taxes on virtual retailers that do business in New York but have no physical presence in the city. [more]

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  • pied

    From left: Unit at the Park Imperial, Mayor Bill de Blasio and State Senator Brad Hoylman

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to reject proposed legislation to levy a tax on pieds-à-terre. [more]

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  • asphalt14n-1-web

    Rendering of Upper East Side waste-transfer site (Credit: Michael Singer Studio and Thomas O’Connor)

    Upper East Side residents who oppose the controversial waste-transfer station planned for East 91st Street released an attack ad yesterday. In it, area locals accuse Mayor Bill de Blasio of ignoring the project’s impact on low-income and minority communities in the area. [more]

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  • From left: Vicki Been, Flushing, Queens and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Vicki Been, Flushing, Queens and Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is looking to rezone west Flushing. [more]

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  • City to shoulder more public benefit costs

    November 13, 2014 06:31PM
    Spinola-Weisbrod

    From left: Steven Spinola and Carl Weisbrod

    The city will shoulder a higher share of costs associated with creating public benefits such as schools and parks, in order to encourage more developers to address the affordable housing crisis, chairman of the City Planning Commission Carl Weisbrod said on a panel today. [more]

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  • From left: brownstones in New York and Bill de Blasio

    From left: brownstones in New York and Bill de Blasio

    The landlords of New York have a bone to pick with the mayor. [more]

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  • From left: Senator Brad Hoylman, Hall Willkie, Carol Kellermann, Steven Spinola and John Burger

    From left: Senator Brad Hoylman, Hall Willkie, Carol Kellermann, Steven Spinola and John Burger

    UPDATED, Sept. 24, 6:37 p.m.: This week, State Senator Brad Hoylman indicated he plans to introduce legislation that would levy a tax on pieds-à-terre. While the bill has yet to be introduced, the specter of such a proposal has some real estate insiders and tax policy experts sounding dire warnings about the chilling impact the levy would have on the market. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Coney Island Houses and Charles Schumer

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Coney Island Houses and Charles Schumer

    A $108 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be granted to the Coney Island Houses to make repairs in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to an announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Charles Schumer. [more]

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  • From the August issue: Seven months into his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s influence on the real estate industry is already significant. [more]

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  • north-shore

    Bill de Blasio and North Shore on Staten Island

    Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to attract more technology companies to New York City’s five boroughs, and that plan includes Staten Island. [more]

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  • gracie

    Gracie Mansion in Yorkville

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family received $65,000 in furnishings from Dumbo-based chain West Elm for the Gracie Mansion in Yorkville. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer will establish a $350 million fund to support affordable housing.

    The proposal is seen as a step forward in the mayor’s plan to create and preserve 200,000 affordable units over the coming decade. [more]

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  • poor-door

    From left: Gary Barnett, 40 Riverside Boulevard and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Despite criticizing developers’ use of “poor doors,” Mayor Bill de Blasio voted in favor of a zoning resolution change in 2009  that allowed a building to have separate entrances. [more]

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  • BDBTOP

    Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Maybe Mayor Bill de Blasio should’ve called it the “tale of three cities.” The city’s most forgotten group, according to City Record managing editor Steven Malanga in a New York Post editorial, is New York’s middle class.

    “From its arcane regulatory regime to the nosebleed taxes and fees it imposes on firms and individuals, City Hall drives up the cost of living and working here dramatically, making it harder for ordinary New Yorkers to get ahead,” Malanga wrote. [more]

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