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Erik Engquist

Senior managing editor
Erik joined The Real Deal as senior managing editor in 2019 after 14 years at Crain's New York Business. Prior to that he wrote a weekly political column for Courier-Life Publications for which he was named "best political columnist" in New York by the Village Voice. From 1996 until 2000 he reported for daily newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, covering education, development and municipal government. A graduate of Yale University, Erik has won two National Headliner Awards and was the lead writer for two series that won the New Jersey Press Association's top public service award in consecutive years. He and his wife have twin sons, born in 2000.




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    Horrific fire at Bronx Mitchell-Lama shocks city

    UPDATED, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. — A blaze that began in a second-floor duplex in the Bronx Sunday morning...

    Horrific fire at Bronx Mitchell-Lama shocks city
    Three Gowanus projects lead spate of new development filings

    Three Gowanus projects lead spate of new development filings

    Developers have filed plans to build three more largely residential buildings in recently rezoned Gowanus. Rabsky Group affiliate Galaxy...

    Three Gowanus projects lead spate of new development filings
    An aerial of the old factory at the end of Shipyard Lane, East Marion, NY (EMCA)
    Tri-State

    Purchase of former oyster farm puts town in a pickle

    Scott Russell saw this one coming. Some years ago, a developer had proposed a North Fork waterfront project far...

    Purchase of former oyster farm puts town in a pickle
    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
    Archive News Analysis

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas

    You’ve heard the adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That is, journalists cover plane crashes, not landings. True to...

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
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    News Analysis

    The quixotic quest to make WTC tower 100% affordable

    Nothing is ever easy in New York City, it seems. Especially at the World Trade Center. The latest wrench...

    The quixotic quest to make WTC tower 100% affordable
    From left: Marisa Lago, Anita Laremont and Mayor Bill de Blasio (LinkedIn, Getty, Wikimedia)
    News Analysis

    Politics, City Planning on collision course

    City Planning Commission votes are not known for drama. But Wednesday’s could be different. Two proposals backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio will come before the panel, whose chair and majority of members he...

    Politics, City Planning on collision course
    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public
    National

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public

    Google the phrase “WeWork going public” and among the questions that pop up are: “When did WeWork go public?”...

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public
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    Los Angeles

    Robert Durst convicted of murder

    Justice has finally caught up with Robert Durst. The notorious heir to the Durst real estate fortune was convicted of murder Friday by a Los Angeles jury for the execution-style shooting of his friend...

    Robert Durst convicted of murder

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