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Cuomo makes power-play against state board linked to Amazon’s departure

Part of this year’s budget in Albany appears designed to help Gov. Andrew Cuomo avoid another Amazon-type debacle. The...

A new Democratic day: What a Senate majority shift in Albany could mean for real estate

For just the third time since World War II, the New York State Senate has a Democratic majority. But...

NYS Senate votes to ease new rules for
title insurance

The New York State Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that will allow title companies to resume buying clients...

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...

Harlem developer Brian Benjamin wins state Senate seat

Developer and Democrat Brian Benjamin won a special election on Tuesday to represent Harlem in the New York State...

Airbnb, REBNY spending big on opposing candidates in NY State Senate races

Of the $5.42 million spent on the New York State Senate races by independent groups thus far, close to...

REBNY cuts campaign spending, becomes more bipartisan in Senate

Amid an environment of greater scrutiny following the recent political scandals in Albany, the Real Estate Board of New...

Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan

Two of the “Three Men in a Room” — Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos — are bound for prison,...

Dean Skelos won’t testify at corruption trial

Like former Albany colleague Sheldon Silver, New York state senator Dean Skelos will not testify at his federal corruption...

Sheldon Silver’s not alone: The corrupt NY pols who took real estate money

(Video by Alistair Gardiner) Sheldon Silver’s conviction this week — on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion and...

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