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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Mayor Bill de Blasi0, a rendering of Halletts Point, and Douglas Durst (Credit: Getty Images, Durst)

Feud with de Blasio pushes Durst to shelve Halletts Point

A longstanding feud between a scion of real estate and the mayor’s office has reached a breaking point. The...

Feud with de Blasio pushes Durst to shelve Halletts Point
From left: Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Vicki Been, Sen. Brian Kavanagh (inset), Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Division of Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Ruthanne Visnauskas (inset), Council member Keith Powers, with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (background) (Credit: Anuja Shakya, Getty Images)

Politico shows and no-shows: What public officials attended the REBNY gala?

For the second year in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio snubbed the biggest real...

Politico shows and no-shows: What public officials attended the REBNY gala?
Councilman Stephen Levin (Credit: Facebook, Getty Images)  

NYC bill would boost rental vouchers for homeless

A City Council bill that would raise the amount of money given to people transitioning from homeless shelters to...

NYC bill would boost rental vouchers for homeless
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio to test brokers, owners for housing discrimination

Brokers and owners in New York City will be tested by “secret shoppers” as part of a new housing...

De Blasio to test brokers, owners for housing discrimination
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Here’s why Jersey City is joining Newark in suing de Blasio

Jersey City has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit over New York City’s controversial homeless relocation program,...

Here’s why Jersey City is joining Newark in suing de Blasio
Jona Rechnitz (Credit: iStock)

De Blasio fundraiser and witness Jona Rechnitz sentenced to prison

A federal judge has sentenced Jona Rechnitz — prolific witness, political fundraiser and the head of real estate firm...

De Blasio fundraiser and witness Jona Rechnitz sentenced to prison
Council Council member Rafael Salamanca Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council passes homeless set-aside bill

Developers of certain residential projects will soon have to set aside 15 percent of their apartments for homeless individuals. The City Council on Thursday passed a bill that will require these homeless units in...

City Council passes homeless set-aside bill
Mayor Bill de Blasio will ask developers to house the homeless (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

De Blasio’s plan for street homeless aims for 1,000 new units

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan Tuesday to house thousands of people living on New York City’s streets....

De Blasio’s plan for street homeless aims for 1,000 new units
Melania La Rocca

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years

Often regarded as one of the more thankless City Hall gigs, the commissionership of the Department of Buildings involves...

Buildings commissioner talks priorities in final de Blasio years
WeWork layoffs loom, de Blasio is skeptical of commercial rent control

WeWork layoffs loom, de Blasio is skeptical of commercial rent control

Every weekday The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate happenings. We update this page throughout the...

WeWork layoffs loom, de Blasio is skeptical of commercial rent control
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