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The Daily Dirt: This Soho building is vacant, but it’s also 100% leased

A retail building in Soho is vacant. But the absentee tenants are still paying rent. The six-story building at...

The Daily Dirt: This Soho building is vacant, but it’s also 100% leased
Knotel CEO Amol Sarva (Credit: iStock)

The Daily Dirt: A WeWork rival just laid off a bunch of people

A rapidly growing short-term office space provider just laid off a bunch of people. Sound familiar? No, we’re not...

The Daily Dirt: A WeWork rival just laid off a bunch of people
Isaac Kassirer with 231 East 117th Street and Mayor Bill de Blasio (inset) (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Google Maps)

The Daily Dirt: A rent-regulated portfolio in peril?

The new rent law changed the calculus for many multifamily investors. Some are trying to finagle their way out...

The Daily Dirt: A rent-regulated portfolio in peril?
From left: Council member Rafael Espinal, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council member Antonio Reynoso (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

The Daily Dirt: Affordable housing hiccups

The mayor’s mandatory inclusionary housing program has had a really bad two months. In December, a state judge annulled the Inwood rezoning. Last week, negotiations to rezone Bushwick fell apart. Southern Boulevard in the...

The Daily Dirt: Affordable housing hiccups
The Sapir Organization’s Alex Sapir (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

The Daily Dirt: Real estate mogul suspects theft of trade secret

Sapir fears that a former legal assistant stole trade secrets. In a new federal lawsuit, Sapir alleges that Patricia...

The Daily Dirt: Real estate mogul suspects theft of trade secret
Rent overcharge claims against New York landlords are on the rise (Credit: iStock)

The Daily Dirt: Rent overcharge cases on the rise

It’s been seven months since New York’s rent stabilization laws changed, and the rent overcharge cases are rolling in....

The Daily Dirt: Rent overcharge cases on the rise
The agreement was signed today in Manhattan by Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer (right), and Frank Spencer, general vice president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

The Daily Dirt: Airbnb cuts a union deal

Some of Airbnb’s fiercest fights have been against hotel unions. But the start-up just inked an agreement with one of the most powerful construction unions. Airbnb announced Friday that it will hire union carpenters...

The Daily Dirt: Airbnb cuts a union deal
Sen. Michael Gianaris and Long Island City (NY Senate, Wikipedia)

The Daily Dirt: State wants to cap incentives that lured Amazon

The state legislative session just began, and we’re already talking about Amazon. That’s because state legislators are eyeing subsidy...

The Daily Dirt: State wants to cap incentives that lured Amazon
Cammeby’s International’s Avi Schron is spearheading the new lobby group (Credit: iStock)

The Daily Dirt: New landlord group picks up the rent law fight

It’s a bird … it’s a plane… it’s… the Alliance for Rental Excellence NY? Continuing the tradition of landlord...

The Daily Dirt: New landlord group picks up the rent law fight
Nooklyn CEO Harley Courts (Credit: iStock)

The Daily Dirt: Changes to rent law raise concerns at Nooklyn

A change to the state’s rent law has raised some questions about a brokerage’s financial health.  In response to...

The Daily Dirt: Changes to rent law raise concerns at Nooklyn
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