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A U.S. District judge has given tenants a seat at the table in the legal challenges to New York’s rent law, defying attorneys representing landlords. (iStock)

Tenants get seat at table for legal challenges to rent law

UPDATE, Sept. 24 2020, 4:40 p.m.: To the dismay of landlords, tenants now have a seat at the table...

Tenants get seat at table for legal challenges to rent law
Corey Johnson (Getty)

Corey Johnson drops out of mayoral race

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced Thursday that he no longer plans to run for mayor. “Just as I was open about the fact that I was considering a run for Mayor, I now...

Corey Johnson drops out of mayoral race
New York State Attorney General Letita James and Eric Trump (Getty; iStock)

Eric Trump must sit for deposition in AG’s probe before election

Eric Trump must participate in an investigation into potential fraud at the Trump Organization prior to the November election,...

Eric Trump must sit for deposition in AG’s probe before election
To live and bribe in LA: The sweet past and sticky present of Carmel Partners

To live and bribe in LA: The sweet past and sticky present of Carmel Partners

Is Carmel Partners a cartoonishly nefarious developer or merely an opportunistic one caught in the wrong place at the...

To live and bribe in LA: The sweet past and sticky present of Carmel Partners
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (Getty, iStock)

City Council extends restaurant, retailer lease protections

UPDATED, Sept. 23, 2020, 4:01 p.m.: The City Council on Wednesday extended a measure that protects restaurants and retailers...

City Council extends restaurant, retailer lease protections
Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Photos via Getty; iStock; Industry City)

Real estate hits bottom as Industry City abandons plan

A year after Amazon’s stunning defeat in Queens, Industry City’s capitulation in Brooklyn marks a new low point for...

Real estate hits bottom as Industry City abandons plan
From left: Sen. Brian Kavanagh,  State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou and Sen. Zellnor Myrie (Getty)

What Albany’s cooking up for real estate

When tenant activists charged State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office this month — demanding he back their cancel-rent bills — the leader of New York’s people’s house gave the gathered crowd an impromptu talking-to....

What Albany’s cooking up for real estate
From left: Reps. Nydia Velázquez, Yvette Clarke, Hakeem Jeffries, and Jerrold Nadler with Industry City (Photos via Getty; Industry City)

Members of Congress slam Industry City rezoning

Nearly a dozen elected officials Tuesday urged the City Council to reject the proposed Industry City rezoning — and...

Members of Congress slam Industry City rezoning
New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Getty)

New York lawmakers push for new millionaires’ tax

New York’s real estate industry have another potential tax to worry about. A handful of New York legislators want...

New York lawmakers push for new millionaires’ tax
Manhattan Detention Complex at 125 White Street and State Supreme Court Judge John Kelley (Google Maps; Ballotpedia)

Chinatown jail that would replace Rikers is halted by judge

The city’s $8 billion plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with four borough-based jails suffered a setback...

Chinatown jail that would replace Rikers is halted by judge
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