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From left: Sen. Brian Kavanagh,  State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou and Sen. Zellnor Myrie (Getty)

What Albany’s cooking up for real estate

When tenant activists charged State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s office this month — demanding he back their cancel-rent bills — the leader of New York’s people’s house gave the gathered crowd an impromptu talking-to....

What Albany’s cooking up for real estate
Clockwise from top left: Jabari Brisport, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Julia Salazar (Getty)

Initial vote count shows pro-tenant candidates poised for wins

As polls closed on Tuesday, progressives across New York City took victory laps — even though primary election winners...

Initial vote count shows pro-tenant candidates poised for wins
A year after the rent law upended the New York City rental market, tenant organizers face an uphill battle to cancel rent and keep the pressure on (iStock)

Scant progress for tenants in wake of rent-law win

During a May 14 video conference with Housing Justice for All, Sen. Michael Gianaris rattled off examples of his...

Scant progress for tenants in wake of rent-law win
New York State Senators Brad Hoylman and Liz Krueger and City Council member Ritchie Torres

Albany pols seek tenant protections while landlords rely on Washington

Three city and state elected officials called for more federal aid, in part to help landlords whose tenants don’t...

Albany pols seek tenant protections while landlords rely on Washington
New York State Senators Brad Hoylman and Liz Krueger and City Council member Ritchie Torres

Tune in tonight to hear from state and city pols on TRD Talks Live

Live at 5 p.m. tonight, The Real Deal senior managing editor Erik Engquist will sit down with City Council member Ritchie Torres...

Tune in tonight to hear from state and city pols on TRD Talks Live
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Senator Brad Hoylman and Senator Liz Krueger (Credit: Dinowitz via NY Assembly, Hoylman via Scott Heins/Getty Images, Kruger via NY Senate)

New York pols want to extend eviction moratorium

Three progressive politicians are seeking to prevent a “tidal wave” of evictions when housing court re-opens. New York State...

New York pols want to extend eviction moratorium
Tenant group Housing Justice for All is using the coronavirus crisis to demand a moratorium on evictions. (Credit: iStock)

New York tenant group demands eviction moratorium in wake of health crisis

The group behind last year’s rent law reset is using a public health crisis to demand more tenant-friendly changes....

New York tenant group demands eviction moratorium in wake of health crisis
From left: Slate Property Group's David Schwartz, Patrick Jenkins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate majority leader Stewart Cousins, and Julia Salazar (Credit: Getty Images)

Two takeaways for real estate from Albany’s power weekend

Each winter, hundreds of lawmakers and politicos descend on Albany for a weekend of dealmaking and festivities. Nearly all...

Two takeaways for real estate from Albany’s power weekend
Partnership for New York City CEO Kathryn Wylde, Dan Garodnick and Slate Property Group's David Schwartz (Credit: Getty Images)

Real estate pros call tenant takeover bill flawed

Housing experts say a proposed bill to turn tenants into building owners won’t work without funding to back it...

Real estate pros call tenant takeover bill flawed
Cuomo makes power-play against state board linked to Amazon’s departure

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...

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

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