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Garment District rezoning passes City Council with unanimous vote
December 21, 2018 10:30AM
The City Council has unanimously passed a rezoning of the Garment District. The rezoning, which passed on Thursday, removes a requirement from 1987 that...
Councilmember Gjonaj spent over $20K in taxpayer funds on contractors tied to campaign donors
December 14, 2018 08:30AM
City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj spent $22,800 of Council money on firms linked with donors to his campaign during his first seven months on the...
This bill would make rent-stabilized landlords provide four years of rent history
November 29, 2018 08:05AM
The shortcomings of rent-stabilization enforcement in New York City are well known, with widespread abuse by landlords making national news in recent months. Now,...
Basements could be big money-makers for NYC landlords
November 08, 2018 08:30AM
A City Council bill may legalize some basement apartments in East New York. The move is an attempt to create more affordable housing in...
John Banks clashes with Corey Johnson over commercial rent bill at marathon hearing
October 22, 2018 06:45PM
REBNY President John Banks viciously criticized the City Council’s proposal for a controversial commercial rent bill on Monday during a marathon hearing that lasted well into...
Landlord groups say lead poisoning laws will hurt affordable housing
September 28, 2018 11:45AM
Proposed laws meant to reduce lead poisoning in children are facing resistance from landlord groups like the Rent Stabilization Association. City Hall announced on...
City Council committee to consider commercial rent control next month
September 18, 2018 09:30AM
A City Council committee next month will consider a bill that would entitle commercial retail tenants to a 10-year lease renewal if they meet...
Controversial project at 80 Flatbush gets approval from City Planning Commission
August 07, 2018 08:30AM
The City Planning Commission has given the green light to Alloy Development’s massive project at 80 Flatbush in Downtown Brooklyn. The commission unanimously approved...
Inwood rezoning gets green light from City Council subcommittee
August 02, 2018 06:30PM
The Inwood rezoning is now one step closer to reality. The City Council’s subcommittee on zoning and franchises voted Thursday to approve the rezoning...
City Council plotting Airbnb crackdown
May 15, 2018 10:30AM
The New York City Council is at work on a new bill that would be the biggest crackdown yet on Airbnb. Councilmembers are writing...
Alicia Glen calls council members “not that smart” about affordable housing
February 06, 2018 09:00AM
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen is not very impressed with how much council members know about affordable housing. In a deposition that challenges the city’s...
City could end up spending $70M for Gowanus storage sewage sites
November 29, 2017 03:35PM
The city could end up spending some $70 million on two Gowanus properties that are intended for sewage storage — roughly three times the...
Landlord got illegal tax break on property Corey Johnson was renting
November 16, 2017 09:00AM
The landlord of City Councilmember Corey Johnson received an illegal tax break on a Chelsea apartment he owned while the politician was living there....
City Council approves L+M’s massive South Bronx waterfront project
October 17, 2017 05:23PM
The L+M Development Partners megaproject coming to the South Bronx took a major step forward on Tuesday, when it was officially approved by the City Council....
Council plans revised construction safety bill
September 18, 2017 08:32AM
The City Council plans to introduce a revised construction safety bill this week that would require 40 hours of safety training, down from the...
City Council unanimously passes Far Rockaway rezoning
September 07, 2017 04:33PM
New Yorkers Looking For A Place to live just got thousands of new reasons to hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach. The City Council...
Construction safety bill won’t be voted on until after primary day
August 31, 2017 08:10AM
What a difference a day makes. The City Council’s controversial construction safety bill won’t hit the floor for a vote before the Sept. 12 election primary,...
City Council land use chair David Greenfield to step down at year’s end
July 17, 2017 08:34AM
City Councilman David Greenfield, chair of the powerful Committee on Land Use, won’t seek reelection this year. The 38-year-old said he accepted a job...
City delays tax lien sales for houses of worship, other nonprofits
June 01, 2017 03:50PM
Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship and nonprofits facing the possibility of a tax lien sale will have three extra weeks to figure...
New bill seeks to force landlords to disclose bedbug infestations
April 25, 2017 08:48AM
Landlords are bugging out over a new bill that would force them to further disclose bedbug infestations in their buildings. The City Council is expected to...
FiDi is flooded with condos — and sales are tumbling
The Exit Interview: Alicia Glen talks Amazon, affordable housing
Clinton Hill is getting another resi project
Manhattan’s hotel market emerges from
Lawyer behind Madoff settlement lists longtime UES co-op
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