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From left: Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Gov. Kathy Hochul (Getty, Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Real estate winners and losers: state budget edition

For once, landlords and tenants can commiserate together: They both lost big in the state budget. Various measures they...

Real estate winners and losers: state budget edition
Gov. Kathy Hochul (iStock, Getty)

Lawmakers propose rent relief but omit 421a

Albany is a land of mixed blessings. Real estate was reminded of that as lawmakers laid out budget priorities that included more rent aid and housing vouchers but no 421a tax break or density...

Lawmakers propose rent relief but omit 421a
Governor Kathy Hochul (Getty, iStock)

Kathy Hochul faces tough decisions on real estate

Real estate has a lot riding on Kathy Hochul. Billions of dollars in rent aid. An expiring ban on...

Kathy Hochul faces tough decisions on real estate
The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

Gary LaBarbera can rattle off two specific dates: His first rendezvous with his future wife and the day he became a card-carrying union member. On February 2, 1981, he joined Teamsters Local 282, a...

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera
Gary LaBarbera, Sen. Salazar and Sen. Gianaris (Getty)

Real estate winners and losers of the legislative session

The legislative session is over — for now. Several real estate–related measures passed, including a bill encouraging the conversion...

Real estate winners and losers of the legislative session
Jessica Ramos, Gary LaBarbera and Latoya Joyner. (Getty, Facebook via Joyner)

Construction wage theft bill passes state Senate

In a win for construction unions, a bill that shifts more liability to contractors is heading to the governor’s...

Construction wage theft bill passes state Senate
Gary LaBarbera now leads the New York City and New York State councils. (Getty)

Gary LaBarbera quietly takes helm of building trades statewide

In the months following the indictment of James Cahill, president of the state’s Building and Construction Trades Council, authorities...

Gary LaBarbera quietly takes helm of building trades statewide
Skanska temporarily halted construction at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B and Moynihan Train Hall due to workers with Covid-19 (Credit: LaGuardia B and Anuja Shakya)

Two construction sites shut down as workers get Covid-19

Construction has been temporarily halted at two major infrastructure projects, including part of the multibillion-dollar overhaul of LaGuardia Airport,...

Two construction sites shut down as workers get Covid-19
BCTC's Gary LabBarbera and REBNY's Jim Whelan

REBNY, Building Trades join forces on development, policy

The Real Estate Board of New York and the Building and Construction Trades Council, two groups that have historically...

REBNY, Building Trades join forces on development, policy

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