Politics

Brooklyn State Senator Julia Salazar (Credit: iStock, Getty Images)

Support growing in state legislature for “good cause” eviction

A majority of Democratic state senators and assembly members have signed on to a “good cause” eviction bill, and...

Support growing in state legislature for “good cause” eviction
From left: Bruce Molser, David Schechtman, Bob Knakal, David Greenbaum, and Judi Pulice

New York’s real estate bigwigs offer predictions for 2020

Real estate players at the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala were glad to put 2019 behind...

New York’s real estate bigwigs offer predictions for 2020
Diana Florence (inset) and Cy Vance (Credit: Getty Images, Cornell)

Prosecutor quits after revelations in construction bribery cases

A Manhattan prosecutor who won convictions in several high-profile construction fraud cases has resigned over allegations she withheld evidence....

Prosecutor quits after revelations in construction bribery cases
Mayor Bill de Blasio and subway damage caused by Hurricane Sandy (Credit: Getty Images)

Program to rebuild Sandy-damaged homes needs extra $92M

A program to help rebuild homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy needs an extra $92 million, according to the de...

Program to rebuild Sandy-damaged homes needs extra $92M
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Credit: Getty Images)

Jumaane Williams announces plan to crack down on landlords

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has announced plans to introduce legislation to hold landlords more accountable. In a “State of...

Jumaane Williams announces plan to crack down on landlords
State Sen. Julia Salazar and Assembly member Harvey Epstein proposed the tax this month in an effort to disincentivize real estate speculation (Credit: iStock, Getty Images)

Experts take issue with proposed tax on mezzanine loans

Experts say a proposed tax on mezzanine debt would raise the cost of financing across the board in New...

Experts take issue with proposed tax on mezzanine loans
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo makes prevailing wage pitch in proposed 2021 budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revived efforts to require union-level wages on certain publicly funded projects. Under the governor’s proposal...

Cuomo makes prevailing wage pitch in proposed 2021 budget
From left: Jim Whelan, David Schechtman, Tom Elghanayan, Helena Durst, Bill Rudin, and Adam Leitman Bailey

Real estate bigwigs sound off on politics at REBNY gala

The tough political environment was the topic du jour at REBNY’s 124th annual banquet last week. From the new...

Real estate bigwigs sound off on politics at REBNY gala
50 Trinity Place and Andy Byford

MTA halts a Manhattan hotel project, and the lawsuits fly

Work has ceased at a hotel tower on Trinity Place because, according to a new lawsuit, the Metropolitan Transportation...

MTA halts a Manhattan hotel project, and the lawsuits fly
Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines strategies for the 2021 New York Budget (Credit: Flickr)

Cuomo spares real estate in plan to close $6B budget gap

New York is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said new revenue streams — for...

Cuomo spares real estate in plan to close $6B budget gap
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