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“They can’t keep us closed forever”: Fitness studio owners sue Mayor de Blasio

The owners of New York fitness studios have sued Mayor Bill de Blasio over the city’s coronavirus closures, which continue to block them from...

“They can’t keep us closed forever”: Fitness studio owners sue Mayor de Blasio
Losing the narrative: Mayor’s signature issue slipping away

Losing the narrative: Mayor’s signature issue slipping away

This story was originally published in February 2020. Five months into his mayoralty, Bill de Blasio blasted out a...

Losing the narrative: Mayor’s signature issue slipping away
Brad Lander, Bill de Blasio and Gowanus (Getty)

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning

The city’s Gowanus rezoning may be on life support, but one pro-development group is working to revive it. Open...

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Mayor’s tweet on rent payments triggers angry reaction

Sometimes a mayor can’t win. This mayor, anyway. Bill de Blasio managed to upset landlords and tenants alike by...

Mayor’s tweet on rent payments triggers angry reaction
A Brooklyn tenant hangs a sign from his roof in May 2020 (Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Rent board casts preliminary vote in favor of freezing rents

In a preliminary vote, the Rent Guidelines Board approved a proposal that would freeze rents on stabilized apartments and...

Rent board casts preliminary vote in favor of freezing rents
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

“Good cause” by any other name: De Blasio calls for tenant protections

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged state lawmakers Monday to pass “universal renter protections” — but stopped short of explicitly...

“Good cause” by any other name: De Blasio calls for tenant protections
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

NYC’s convoluted property tax system could get a big reboot

The city has released an initial version of its long-awaited property tax report, but politicians are taking a wait-and-see...

NYC’s convoluted property tax system could get a big reboot
Local Law 97 is part of a push for a 40 percent reduction in citywide emissions by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 (Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Real estate seeks changes to city’s green buildings bill

In four years, tens of thousands of buildings in New York City will need to meet strict carbon emission...

Real estate seeks changes to city’s green buildings bill
An aerial of East New York and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing is failing: report

Stalled rezonings aren’t the only problems plaguing the de Blasio administration’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program. According to a new...

Mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing is failing: report
Councilman Stephen Levin (Credit: Facebook, Getty Images)  

NYC bill would boost rental vouchers for homeless

A City Council bill that would raise the amount of money given to people transitioning from homeless shelters to...

NYC bill would boost rental vouchers for homeless

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