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New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal (Credit: Wikipedia and Getty Images)

The economic realities behind the city’s “storefront tracker” bill

A new law passed by City Council last month will require landlords to register the status of their commercial...

The economic realities behind the city’s “storefront tracker” bill
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Stanley “Skip” Karol, an Airbnb host (Credit: Getty Images and Youtube)

Airbnb host narrowly clears hurdle in First Amendment claim against city

A Brooklyn Airbnb host who claimed he was unfairly targeted by the city in retaliation for his advocacy will...

Airbnb host narrowly clears hurdle in First Amendment claim against city
 270 Park Avenue and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon (Credit: Google Maps and Wikipedia)

City Council gives green light for JMorgan’s new headquarters in Midtown East

The City Council unanimously approved the massive new headquarters for JPMorgan on Wednesday, the first project to take advantage...

City Council gives green light for JMorgan’s new headquarters in Midtown East
This new City Council bill could slow evictions of small businesses

This new City Council bill could slow evictions of small businesses

A bill that will soon be proposed in the City Council would provide small businesses in New York City...

This new City Council bill could slow evictions of small businesses
City Council could take a hatchet to the rental broker fee

City Council could take a hatchet to the rental broker fee

A new City Council bill slated to be introduced Wednesday would cut residential broker fees nearly in half. The...

City Council could take a hatchet to the rental broker fee
Garment District rezoning passes City Council with unanimous vote

Garment District rezoning passes City Council with unanimous vote

The City Council has unanimously passed a rezoning of the Garment District. The rezoning, which passed on Thursday, removes...

Garment District rezoning passes City Council with unanimous vote
Councilmember Gjonaj spent over $20K in taxpayer funds on contractors tied to campaign donors

Councilmember Gjonaj spent over $20K in taxpayer funds on contractors tied to campaign donors

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...

Councilmember Gjonaj spent over $20K in taxpayer funds on contractors tied to campaign donors
This bill would make rent-stabilized landlords provide four years of rent history

This bill would make rent-stabilized landlords provide four years of rent history

The shortcomings of rent-stabilization enforcement in New York City are well known, with widespread abuse by landlords making national...

This bill would make rent-stabilized landlords provide four years of rent history
Basements could be big money-makers for NYC landlords

Basements could be big money-makers for NYC landlords

A City Council bill may legalize some basement apartments in East New York. The move is an attempt to...

Basements could be big money-makers for NYC landlords
John Banks clashes with Corey Johnson over commercial rent bill at marathon hearing

John Banks clashes with Corey Johnson over commercial rent bill at marathon hearing

REBNY President John Banks viciously criticized the City Council’s proposal for a controversial commercial rent bill on Monday during a marathon...

John Banks clashes with Corey Johnson over commercial rent bill at marathon hearing
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