The Real Deal New York

De Blasio: More pro-development than you think?

The Democratic mayoral candidate took on developers in the primary, but has more recently signaled that he’ll work with the industry
By Hiten Samtani | November 04, 2013 10:30AM

From the November issue: At a gathering of some 800 New York City business leaders last month, real estate mogul Bill Rudin invited Bill de Blasio to the lectern. Slightly ill at ease in his 6’5’’ frame, de Blasio proceeded to outline a vision for New York City that included the end of “giveaways” to luxury housing developers, and pledged to end what he termed the “affordability crisis.” Needless to say, he wasn’t exactly pandering to the crowd. [more]