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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
Gary LaBarbera and the Fordham Landing site (Credit: Google Maps)

Ambitious Bronx project gains powerful union ally

A breathtakingly ambitious Bronx project now has Gary LaBarbera in its corner. The president of the Building and Construction...

Ambitious Bronx project gains powerful union ally

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