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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The reopening of NYC has created a surge of demand for apartments. (Getty)

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Less than two weeks after the de Blasio administration claimed victory in one rezoning fight, it is facing yet another. A new lawsuit seeks to halt the rezoning of Soho and Noho, alleging that...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

De Blasio and Cuomo clash over reopening the city

New York City will surely reopen. The question is when. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that businesses will...

De Blasio and Cuomo clash over reopening the city
Photo illustration of Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty, iStock)

Developers, city race to get approvals before regime change

Within the next eight months, the de Blasio administration hopes to rezone two neighborhoods and upend hotel construction citywide....

Developers, city race to get approvals before regime change

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