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Comptroller’s report blaming Airbnb for higher rents is wrong, unpaid for: data provider

The backlash against New York City comptroller Scott Stringer came swiftly. First, predictably, from Airbnb, but then independent data provider AirDNA, which tracks the...

City’s chief property manager doesn’t properly track its real estate: Stringer

A new audit from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office found that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services...

City’s failure to fix crane problems “inexcusable”: Stringer

After two deadly crane collapses that killed nine people in 2008, the city failed to implement most of the changes it...

Wag the dog: Wall St. bonuses jump in 2013

Brokers better gear up for a rush of new clients. Bonuses paid to employees in the securities industry jumped by 15 percent to $164,530 in 2013, according to an estimate released today by New...

Sizing up Scott Stringer: What will new comptroller mean for NYC real estate?

“It’s been said that politics is the second oldest profession,” quipped President Ronald Reagan. “I have learned that it...

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Insiders question Spitzer’s real estate loyalty

Former New York Governor, turned Comptroller hopeful, Eliot Spitzer sought refuge in his father’s trophy real estate portfolio after...

City fails to deliver on window-guard laws in public housing

An audit by City Comptroller John Liu’s office has found deficiencies in the city’s window-guard enforcement program, which prevents...

NYC foreclosures down 25% in 2010

The rate of foreclosure filings in New York City dropped a dramatic 24.9 percent to 17,191 in 2010, compared to the prior year, according to a report released today by the New York State...

Real estate eyes turn to Liu

From the November issue: As John Liu measures the drapes for his new offices at 1 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan, there is quiet consternation within the real estate community that a key source...

Top real estate names make late contributions in comptroller race

Developers such as Lloyd Goldman, the Chetrit family and commercial broker Robert Knakal have recently opened their wallets as...

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