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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, New York Yankees President Randy Levine, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Yankees’ Randy Levine, MLS’ Don Garber and Manchester City’s Ferran Soriano

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is gearing up to find New York City’s first pro-soccer team a permanent home. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio with Alicia Glen, and de Blasio with Shola Olatoye (Credit: Ed Reed)

    From left: Bill de Blasio with Alicia Glen, and de Blasio with Shola Olatoye (Credit: Ed Reed)

    A quick look at the work histories of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent picks for top city positions shows that several were plucked from the real estate and policy advisory firm HR&A Advisors. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Brad Lander and a rendering of Pier 6

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Daniel Squadron, Brad Lander and a rendering of Pier 6

    A league of lawmakers is pushing for Mayor Bill de Blasio to hit the brakes on two luxury residential buildings slated for Brooklyn Bridge Park. [more]

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  • From left: Atlantic Yards rendering, Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner and Goldman Sachs Urban chief executive Gary Cohn

    From left: Atlantic Yards rendering, Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner and Goldman Sachs Urban chief executive Gary Cohn

    A trade group for New York’s affordable housing sector is urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to consider whether using union labor for inclusionary zoning projects will do any good, according to an op-ed from member Nancy Lepre. [more]

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  • From left: Director of OMB Mark Page (Credit: William Alatriste) and Queens homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Shutterstock)

    From left: Director of OMB Mark Page (Credit: William Alatriste) and Queens homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Shutterstock)

    City Council members recently urged the mayor’s Office of Management and Budget to keep better tabs on funds earmarked for Hurricane Sandy relief. [more]

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  • De Blasio names more key agency heads

    April 08, 2014 01:10PM
    From left: Jacques Jiha, David Ehrenberg and Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora

    From left: Jacques Jiha, David Ehrenberg and Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora

    Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed the heads of four administration agencies Tuesday: the Department of Design and Construction, Department of Finance, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation. [more]

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  • From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, 539 West 29th Street and rendering of Two Trees' Domino Sugar site

    From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, 539 West 29th Street and rendering of Two Trees’ Domino Sugar site

    After 100 days in office, the de Blasio administration is already behind on its goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. [more]

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    Michael Schlein

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Michael Schlein, CEO of microfinance nonprofit Accion, as chair of the Economic Development Corporation.

    The 53-year-old is a longtime friend of de Blasio’s and previously served as an aide to two mayors. He was also once a senior Citigroup executive, then ventured into investment banking. Schlein and de Blasio met while working as aides for Mayor David Dinkins. Schlein will continue to work at Accion, while filling this unpaid position for the EDC. Kyle Kimball was appointed as president of the EDC in August and is still in that position in the new administration. [more]

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    From left: Jed Walentas of Two Trees, the Domino Sugar site rendering and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    From the April issue: Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio seemed to notch an early victory when he convinced Brooklyn developer Jed Walentas, of Two Trees Development, to increase the number of affordable housing units at the mammoth Domino Sugar Factory mixed-use project in Williamsburg. [more]

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  • From left: Shirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio and rubble of collapsed buildings in East Harlem blast (Credit: @khalidkhan787 via Twitter)

    From left: Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio (Credit: Rob Bennett for the Mayor’s Office) and rubble of collapsed buildings in East Harlem blast (Credit: @khalidkhan787 via Twitter)

    A nonprofit headed by New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray has gathered more than $333,000 in donations from 400 private groups to fund counseling and assistance for East Harlem blast victims. [more]

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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy

    WEEKENDEDITION Mayor de Blasio has announced that $100 million in government funds will be used to aid homeowners hit 17 months ago by Hurricane Sandy. [more]

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  • From left: Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Bill de Blasio

    City officials, parents and advocacy groups have slapped Mayor Bill de Blasio with a lawsuit in an attempt to reverse his plan to place more than a dozen charter schools alongside public ones in city-owned buildings. [more]

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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio and a past Rent Guidelines Board meeting

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and a past Rent Guidelines Board meeting

    Mayor Bill de Blasio named four new appointees to the city’s nine-member Rent Guidelines Board this morning, bringing new blood to the body tasked with determining the rate of increases for tenants of rent-stabilized units. [more]

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    Amy Peterson and a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped former city official Amy Peterson to head the city’s Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts just as a state-run environmental agency gives the green light to hasten demolition of certain buildings irreparably damaged by the storm. [more]

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    Vicki Been

    Vicki Been, who was appointed last month as commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said the city is already running behind on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vow to build 200,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.

    Been noted that the administration’s housing officials are considering a number of options to meet the goal — without allowing for a wave of construction of new 20-story-plus buildings. She said housing officials are looking into inclusionary zoning, minimal up-zoning, and air rights transfers, as well as other possibilities. [more]

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    Brian Kavanagh and 2098 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

    The state’s mansion tax on homes that changed hands for at least $1 million produced $259 million in the 2012-2013 fiscal year — a 22 percent jump from the last fiscal year and a record high.

    The tax generated $176 million amid the recession-era 2009-2010 fiscal year, 45 percent below the level it is at now. In New York City, the tax, which was initiated in 1989, especially makes a dent on the finances of many wealthy condominium and co-op owners. [more]

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  • From left: Ward Dennis and Kate Daly

    From left: Ward Dennis and Kate Daly

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly zeroing in on his pick for the head of the agency charged with protecting New York City’s historic sites.

    The decision to switch up the Landmarks Preservation Commission head follows a recent City Council grilling of current chair Robert Tierney. [more]

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  • From left: Carl Weisbrod and 606 West 57th Street rendering

    From left: Carl Weisbrod and 606 West 57th Street rendering

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod have found a way to squeeze more affordable units out of developers when allowing them to erect taller buildings than zoning laws permit.

    Under the previous Bloomberg administration, the percentage of the building required to be affordable in such inclusionary housing agreements excluded non-residential spaces above the ground floor, like health clubs and retail space.  [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio and Steven Spinola

    From left: Bill de Blasio and Steven Spinola

    The Real Estate Board of New York is offering 34 apartments to house residents displaced by the explosion in East Harlem last week that leveled two buildings and killed at least eight people .

    Real estate executives plan to coordinate with the New York State Association for Affordable Housing to provide temporary and long-term housing for residents who were put out of their homes by the blast. [more]

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    From left: Carl Weisbrod, Shola Olatoye, Vicki Been and Gary Rodney

    From the March issue: Housing advocates and nonprofit leaders praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest batch of real estate–related appointees last month, saying they would start the march toward fulfilling his affordable housing campaign promises. [more]

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