Tune in tonight to hear from state and city pols on TRD Talks Live

Hear from two NY state senators and a councilman on the rent crisis and other pressing issues

TRD New York /
Apr.April 20, 2020 01:05 PM

Live at 5 p.m. tonight, The Real Deal senior managing editor Erik Engquist will sit down with City Council member Ritchie Torres and New York State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman.

New York’s elected officials have more to contend with than ever. New York City is projected to lose $14 billion in tax revenue and up to 475,000 jobs, according to a report by the Independent Budget Office. The state is in similar straits.

Krueger and Hoylman have introduced a bill that would forbid evictions for nonpayment of rent until six months past the state of emergency.

On a national level, last week saw the introduction of a bill in Congress supporting landlord and renter relief — if they agree for a rent freeze of up to five years. REBNY called for government assistance for landlords and Mayor Bill de Blasio came out against a rent strike, but called on the Rent Guidelines Board to freeze rent in stabilized apartments.

And while President Donald Trump, along with some in the private sector, are clamoring for the economy to reopen as restaurants, hotels and retailers struggle or close, Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended New York’s shutdown to May 15.

Torres, who is recovering from Covid-19, is a candidate for Congress in the Bronx and is considered a rising star in New York politics. Hoylman and Krueger, who represent Manhattan, are two of the most active members of the state legislature on real estate issues.

On tonight’s episode of TRD Talks Live, hear from the decision makers in state and city government. Don’t miss learning about the agendas and forecasts from these New York leaders. Register here.

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's Andrew Berman (Photos via Getty; iStock; Neighbor2Neighbor Greenwich Village)

Move over, artists: Soho rezoning blueprint calls for more apartments, legal retail

Move over, artists: Soho rezoning blueprint calls for more apartments, legal retail
City Council member Brad Lander and the Gowanus canal (Getty; City Council)

Gowanus rezoning community support hinges on NYCHA funding

Gowanus rezoning community support hinges on NYCHA funding
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Lucerne Hotel at  201 West 79th Street (Getty; iStock; Google Maps)

Lawsuit blasts NYC’s “capricious” Covid-19 homeless response

Lawsuit blasts NYC’s “capricious” Covid-19 homeless response
Steve Cohen and Citi Field (Getty)

Citi Field lease clause could stymie billionaire’s quest for the Mets

Citi Field lease clause could stymie billionaire’s quest for the Mets
Paul Singer of Elliott Management (Getty; iStock)

Billionaire Paul Singer’s hedge fund dumps NYC for West Palm Beach

Billionaire Paul Singer’s hedge fund dumps NYC for West Palm Beach
New York City council member Margarate Chin, Mayor Bill de Blasio and council member Carlina Rivera (Getty; iStock)

Why the Soho rezoning will pass — and Gowanus, too

Why the Soho rezoning will pass — and Gowanus, too
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Getty; iStock)

“It’s compliance warfare”: Industry slams landlord accountability bills

“It’s compliance warfare”: Industry slams landlord accountability bills
City Comptroller Scott Stringer (Getty; iStock)

Real estate investments cost NYC pension funds $370M

Real estate investments cost NYC pension funds $370M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...