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Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

“Good cause” by any other name: De Blasio calls for tenant protections

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged state lawmakers Monday to pass “universal renter protections” — but stopped short of explicitly...

“Good cause” by any other name: De Blasio calls for tenant protections
Here’s how landlords and property managers are dealing with the changes to broker fees (Credit: iStock)

“I feel really bad for those agents”: How landlords and property managers are responding to broker fee rule

Within 36 hours of finding out about state regulators’ interpretation of the rent law, Lisa Management made the decision: It would no longer hire...

“I feel really bad for those agents”: How landlords and property managers are responding to broker fee rule
Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan 

NYC pol aims to curb Amazon-style warehouses

Politicians’ fight against Amazon is not over. The e-commerce giant’s bid to build a Queens campus died a year...

NYC pol aims to curb Amazon-style warehouses
Protests, viral videos and pilaf: A legendary NYC eatery’s bizarre real estate battle

Protests, viral videos and pilaf: A legendary NYC eatery’s bizarre real estate battle

A dispute over one rent at one New York’s most eclectic eateries has boiled over – fights, 911 calls...

Protests, viral videos and pilaf: A legendary NYC eatery’s bizarre real estate battle
South Carolina town puts moratorium on development (Credit: iStock)

The high cost of low taxes: South Carolina town bans all development for 16 months

Slashing taxes and taking a hands-off approach to governance attracted thousands of residents to places like in Lake Wylie,...

The high cost of low taxes: South Carolina town bans all development for 16 months
Hiram Monserrate (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Ex-con’s campaign funded by real estate principal sued for fraud

Three real estate figures have opened their wallets for a controversial figure in New York politics: convicted felon and...

Ex-con’s campaign funded by real estate principal sued for fraud
Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez and State Senator Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images)

“Good cause” eviction bill amended, advances in Albany

New York landlords’ worst nightmare, the “good cause” eviction bill, is on the move. State Sen. Julia Salazar’s bill...

“Good cause” eviction bill amended, advances in Albany
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (Credit: Getty Images)

Boston takes a cue from New York, looks to reverse broker fee system

First New York, now Boston? Following New York’s example, Boston is considering eliminating its rental broker fees, the Boston...

Boston takes a cue from New York, looks to reverse broker fee system
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio warns of ‘bad landlords,’ admits affordable housing plan ‘is not enough’

After several setbacks to his signature affordable housing program, Mayor Bill de Blasio is pivoting to other strategies, including...

De Blasio warns of ‘bad landlords,’ admits affordable housing plan ‘is not enough’
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

First broker fees, now security deposits? Mayor wants to free certain apartments from such payments

Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking a cue from Cincinnati: He wants to give some renters an alternative to paying a hefty security deposit...

First broker fees, now security deposits? Mayor wants to free certain apartments from such payments
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