Politics

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty, Wikimedia)

Landlords challenge city laws protecting non-paying businesses

Two commercial landlords sued the city Friday over laws hastily passed to protect retail tenants during the pandemic. The...

Landlords challenge city laws protecting non-paying businesses
Texas Republican Rep. Nicholas Van Taylor (Getty, iStock)

Congressman pitching high-risk lifeline for CRE

A real estate financier turned U.S. representative is leading the charge to give the commercial real estate industry a...

Congressman pitching high-risk lifeline for CRE
320 Jay Street and Judge Anthony Cannataro (Wikipedia, NY Courts)

In-person eviction trials to resume in Brooklyn

In-person eviction trials will resume July 27 in Brooklyn, with other counties soon to follow. Justice Anthony Cannataro, the...

In-person eviction trials to resume in Brooklyn
A breakdown of the biggest bribes and what’s next in the historic scandal of LA City Council member Jose Huizar (Getty, DiMarzio | Kato Architecture, Department of City Planning, iStock)

Inside LA’s biggest real estate corruption scandal in recent history

The clock was ticking for a developer’s big downtown Los Angeles debut. Carmel Partners was looking to get its...

Inside LA’s biggest real estate corruption scandal in recent history
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Dr. Oxiris Barbot (Getty, iStock)

Day care — and its landlords — get a lifeline

Covid has closed many New York businesses, but none tighter than day care centers. Work-from-home, remote learning, outdoor dining,...

Day care — and its landlords — get a lifeline
Attorney General Letitia James (Getty)

NY Attorney General Tish James puts eviction filers on notice

A pandemic and a statewide eviction ban didn’t stop at least one law firm from filing eviction notices —...

NY Attorney General Tish James puts eviction filers on notice
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

City grants property owners another month to avoid tax lien sale

After facing repeated criticism that elected officials haven’t provided adequate relief to property owners during the pandemic, the de...

City grants property owners another month to avoid tax lien sale
Council member Eric Ulrich and City Council member Keith Powers

Council members talk broker fee caps and real estate donations

It wasn’t so long ago that broker fees were among the biggest points of contention in city government. Democratic...

Council members talk broker fee caps and real estate donations
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

De Blasio to sign Airbnb, property tax legislation

Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign three bills today on reporting of short-term rental data and interest rates for...

De Blasio to sign Airbnb, property tax legislation
REBNY president James Whelan (Whelan by Anuja Shakya; iStock)

REBNY’s political contributions plummet

With Democrats in control of the state Senate, and with a growing number of progressive candidates refusing to take cash from real estate, the industry’s main lobbying group in New York has scaled back...

REBNY’s political contributions plummet
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