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Council members Antonio Reynoso and Keith Powers (Twitter, NY City Council, Getty)

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently

Curbside cuisine may become a permanent fixture in New York City’s streets. A new bill introduced in the City...

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently
The legislation from a City Council member introduced a bill to temporarily repeal the commercial rent tax for businesses during the Covid-19 state of emergency. (Getty, iStock)

Commercial rent tax cut introduced in City Council

With small businesses across the city closed or on the brink of failure, a Manhattan lawmaker introduced a bill...

Commercial rent tax cut introduced in City Council
State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal are tackling the loophole of mechanical voids (Credit: iStock and Endometriosis Foundation of America)

NYS pols are targeting the favorite loophole of supertall developers

The city’s nascent effort to tackle a loophole used by savvy developers to increase the heights of their buildings...

NYS pols are targeting the favorite loophole of supertall developers
Legislature moves forward with expanding prevailing wage requirements

Legislature moves forward with expanding prevailing wage requirements

Both houses of the New York legislature backed proposals to extend prevailing wage requirements to certain private developments, a...

Legislature moves forward with expanding prevailing wage requirements
After Amazon workers snagged LIC condos, a senator wants to prevent insider deals

After Amazon workers snagged LIC condos, a senator wants to prevent insider deals

In the frenzy that followed Amazon’s Long Island City announcement, reports emerged of employees buying condos there before the...

After Amazon workers snagged LIC condos, a senator wants to prevent insider deals
A state senator wants to expose the owners of New York’s LLCs

A state senator wants to expose the owners of New York’s LLCs

Manhattan state Senator Brad Hoylman wants to unmask the shadowy owners behind limited liability companies, requiring them to disclose...

A state senator wants to expose the owners of New York’s LLCs
State Assembly signs off on design-build authority for NYC, but will the Senate?

State Assembly signs off on design-build authority for NYC, but will the Senate?

The state Assembly has signed off on granting the city design-build authority, but the clock is ticking and it’s...

State Assembly signs off on design-build authority for NYC, but will the Senate?
King Point waterfront thumb

Real estate fee hikes spell trouble for buyers, sellers in Long Island

It’s about to get more expensive to refinance or buy a home in certain parts of New York state. New...

Real estate fee hikes spell trouble for buyers, sellers in Long Island
Hudson River Park

Hudson River Trust aims for bond power

The Hudson River Park Trust is currently working to push through a bill that would grant it power to issue bonds, the Wall Street Journal reported. The trust and lawmakers in Albany are now...

Hudson River Trust aims for bond power
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