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Council members Francisco Moya and Peter Koo with a rendering of the Flushing waterfront (City Council; Hill West Architects

Flushing waterfront vote postponed as opposition mounts

With opposition to a proposal to transform Flushing’s waterfront growing among City Council members, a vote was called off...

Flushing waterfront vote postponed as opposition mounts
Corey Johnson, Andrew Rigie and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio

“Today is about justice for hard-working New Yorkers,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a bill-signing ceremony Monday. Commercial...

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio
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
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
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
The legislation from a City Council member introduced a bill to temporarily repeal the commercial rent tax for businesses during the Covid-19 state of emergency. (Getty, iStock)

Commercial rent tax cut introduced in City Council

With small businesses across the city closed or on the brink of failure, a Manhattan lawmaker introduced a bill...

Commercial rent tax cut introduced in City Council

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