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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
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
2700 Atlantic Avenue (Google Maps)

Developer plans 200-unit mixed-use project at East NY border

A developer has filed plans to build a 200-plus unit apartment project at the border of East New York...

Developer plans 200-unit mixed-use project at East NY border
Costa Constantinides (Getty)

Council advances bill to cap emissions at some rent-regulated buildings

UPDATED, Sept. 22,2020, 1:41 p.m.: When the city approved strict carbon emission caps last year, officials exempted properties with...

Council advances bill to cap emissions at some rent-regulated buildings
A construction worker at One Vanderbilt in August (Getty)

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

The city reported a nearly 19 percent decrease in construction-related injuries in the last fiscal year, a drop the...

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths
A rendering of the Flushing waterfront and Council member Peter Koo (Rendering via Hill West Architects; New York City Council)

City Planning considers controversial Flushing waterfront rezoning

The city is moving forward with a controversial proposal to rezone a chunk of Flushing’s waterfront, which would pave...

City Planning considers controversial Flushing waterfront rezoning
Douglas Durst (Getty)

Douglas Durst tapped to be next REBNY chair

Douglas Durst, chair of the Durst Organization, was nominated to be the next chair of the Real Estate Board of New York, the industry’s most influential trade group announced today. “It is hard to...

Douglas Durst tapped to be next REBNY chair
Officials will consider a measure that would temporarily allow restaurants to increase individual customer’s bills by up to 10 percent. (iStock)

Council votes on restaurant surcharge, renter debt bills

UPDATED, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, 3:08 p.m.: The City Council on Wednesday approved a spate of bills that could...

Council votes on restaurant surcharge, renter debt bills
Ed Adler and Wendy Silverstein (Getty)

Wendy Silverstein, Ed Adler launch loan restructuring biz

Bombarded by inquiries from clients about mortgage workouts during the pandemic, Meridian Capital Group called Wendy Silverstein. The brokerage...

Wendy Silverstein, Ed Adler launch loan restructuring biz
Andrew Kimball and Carlos Menchaca with a rendering of Industry City (Getty)

Where’s the mayor? Council members say de Blasio’s MIA on Industry City rezoning

The City Council has until early November to vote on the proposed rezoning of Industry City, but support from...

Where’s the mayor? Council members say de Blasio’s MIA on Industry City rezoning
One Vanderbilt with Steven Durels and Robert Schiffer (SL Green)

Inside SL Green’s One Vanderbilt, a test case for Midtown East

One of New York City’s biggest office projects has officially debuted — and may serve as a test case...

Inside SL Green’s One Vanderbilt, a test case for Midtown East
The City Council on Tuesday will consider a series of bills aimed at curbing renter discrimination (iStock)

Council looks to expand tenant discrimination laws

The City Council on Tuesday will consider a series of bills that would increase protections against renter discrimination. The...

Council looks to expand tenant discrimination laws
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Proposed cost caps for MCIs deemed “lose-lose” for tenants, landlords

More than a year after New York’s rent law was overhauled, the state has proposed cost caps for renovations...

Proposed cost caps for MCIs deemed “lose-lose” for tenants, landlords
Substantial tax incentives put in place to help Lower Manhattan recover from the 9/11 terrorist attacks are still active 19 years later. (Getty Images)

19 years after 9/11, does Lower Manhattan still need subsidies?

In the nearly 20 years since the tragic Sept. 11 attacks, much has changed in Lower Manhattan. One constant,...

19 years after 9/11, does Lower Manhattan still need subsidies?
270 Madison Avenue (Google Maps)

Icon Parking sued for rent at Midtown headquarters

Icon Parking and its affiliates, which have repeatedly been sued over allegedly failing to pay rent at various locations,...

Icon Parking sued for rent at Midtown headquarters
President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson (Getty; iStock)

Trump’s fair housing repeal roils multifamily developers

This summer, President Donald Trump put low-income people on notice: The suburbs would be off-limits to them. His administration...

Trump’s fair housing repeal roils multifamily developers
Scott Stringer (Getty)

Scott Stringer takes aim at real estate in unveiling mayoral bid

City Comptroller Scott Stringer officially launched his mayoral campaign Tuesday, bashing developers and showing off endorsements from some of...

Scott Stringer takes aim at real estate in unveiling mayoral bid
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Build, baby, build: Poll finds New Yorkers want to allow more housing

Most New Yorkers support changing the city’s land-use policies to encourage housing construction, according to a new poll. The...

Build, baby, build: Poll finds New Yorkers want to allow more housing
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James (Getty)

Last-minute reprieve stops city’s tax lien sale

UPDATED, September 5, 2020, 4:54 p.m.: New York City’s annual tax lien sale was pushed back at the 11th...

Last-minute reprieve stops city’s tax lien sale
Photo illustration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Malls in New York City can open next week — but “no loitering”

Malls in New York City can reopen next week, but not for one of the prime activities associated with...

Malls in New York City can open next week — but “no loitering”
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