Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio is the 109th mayor of New York City. He was born on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, and received a bachelor’s degree from NYU and a master’s degree from Columbia University. De Blasio took office on January 1, 2014. Prior to serving as mayor, he was a Public Advocate and member of the New York City Council from the 39th District.

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How has Bill de Blasio impacted New York's real estate market?
The City is the biggest landowner in New York, so de Blasio's leadership and politics can influence real estate markets. Mayor de Blasio's plans to increase affordable housing units have caused controversy in New York, with some claiming it supports gentrification. Throughout his mayorship he has dealt with issues surrounding NYCHA. He supported the effort to renew the 421-a tax abatement program, which offers developers a tax break when they include affordable housing units in their projects.
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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
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, with (from left) Steven Roth, Jeff Blau, Rob Speyer, Douglas Durst, Ziel Feldman and Steven Schwarzman (Getty)

Real estate execs to city, state: Let us help with recovery efforts

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mailboxes may be getting full. The Partnership for New York City...

Real estate execs to city, state: Let us help with recovery efforts
A rendering of the Climate Solutions Center with Trust for Governors Island CEO Clare Newman and Mayor de Blasio (Rendering via WXY architecture + urban design/bloomimages; Governor's Island; Getty)

Going green: Governors Island could soon house climate center

Governors Island could become a major hub for the city’s efforts to fight climate change under a proposal for...

Going green: Governors Island could soon house climate center
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty; iStock)

De Blasio: Raising property taxes “off the table”

Good news for real estate owners: Mayor Bill de Blasio said he won’t consider raising property taxes to close...

De Blasio: Raising property taxes “off the table”
Following pressure from business leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for the return to the office (Getty)

De Blasio calls for return to the office, restores trash pickups

Under mounting pressure from real estate and other business leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio finally encouraged workers to get...

De Blasio calls for return to the office, restores trash pickups
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

“Status quo means going backwards:” How development fell from grace under de Blasio

After six years of pushing for development, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been shying away from that agenda. Politico...

“Status quo means going backwards:” How development fell from grace under de Blasio
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
Andrew Rigie with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Twitter, Getty, iStock)

NYC restaurants: Give us indoor dining or we’ll sue

Restaurant owners are fed up with the ban on indoor dining and they’re ready to take action. In a...

NYC restaurants: Give us indoor dining or we’ll sue
The city may extend “Open Restaurants” into winter, but owners and landlords fear business will sink along with the temperature. (iStock)

“Slowly marching to our graves”: Restaurants, landlords fear winter will bring chill to open-air dining

Since opening ilili in 2008, restaurateur Philippe Massoud had expanded his upscale Lebanese eatery to three locations around Manhattan. But Covid cut deeply into...

“Slowly marching to our graves”: Restaurants, landlords fear winter will bring chill to open-air dining
Gary LaBarbera and Bill de Blasio (Getty)

City, construction unions strike deal to hire low-income workers

The city and a construction union group have reached an agreement on hiring people from poor communities to work...

City, construction unions strike deal to hire low-income workers
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