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NYS Senate votes to ease new rules for
January 16, 2018 06:44PM
The New York State Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that will allow title companies to resume buying clients coffee, taking them out for...
A state senator wants to expose the owners of New York’s LLCs
September 25, 2017 08:35AM
Manhattan state Senator Brad Hoylman wants to unmask the shadowy owners behind limited liability companies, requiring them to disclose their names and addresses. The...
Harlem developer Brian Benjamin wins state Senate seat
May 24, 2017 01:10PM
Developer and Democrat Brian Benjamin won a special election on Tuesday to represent Harlem in the New York State Senate. Benjamin, 40, has promised...
Airbnb, REBNY spending big on opposing candidates in NY State Senate races
October 20, 2016 12:12PM
Of the $5.42 million spent on the New York State Senate races by independent groups thus far, close to $800,000 has come from real...
REBNY cuts campaign spending, becomes more bipartisan in Senate
January 22, 2016 06:00PM
Amid an environment of greater scrutiny following the recent political scandals in Albany, the Real Estate Board of New York slashed its campaign spending...
Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan
January 19, 2016 12:51PM
Two of the “Three Men in a Room” — Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos — are bound for prison, but relationships with influential politicians...
Dean Skelos won’t testify at corruption trial
December 08, 2015 03:30PM
Like former Albany colleague Sheldon Silver, New York state senator Dean Skelos will not testify at his federal corruption trial, with prosecutors set to...
Sheldon Silver’s not alone: The corrupt NY pols who took real estate money
December 03, 2015 11:37AM
(Video by Alistair Gardiner) Sheldon Silver’s conviction this week — on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering — drew an...
Law firm paid Skelos $170K a year to do nothing: prosecutors
November 06, 2015 06:00PM
Not only did Dean Skelos, the former New York State Senate Majority Leader, use political muscle to score his son Adam a “no-show job,”...
To renew or not to renew: Albany faces key real estate votes
January 07, 2015 05:40PM
As state lawmakers have returned to work and Governor Andrew Cuomo has been inaugurated for his second term, one of the most important issues on...
Lawmakers to tackle thorny issue of rent regulation
January 05, 2015 03:58PM
If lawmakers in Albany don’t reach an agreement, laws that keep monthly rent low for roughly two million New Yorkers will expire on June 15....
REBNY-backed candidates sweep midterm elections
November 05, 2014 12:42AM
It looks like New York City’s real estate industry got what it wanted this election season.
Half the homes in one of NYC’s priciest nabes vacant most of the year
October 25, 2014 04:00PM
Nearly half of the apartments in one of New York’s most expensive neighborhoods are empty for the majority of the year.
REBNY targets state Senate elections
October 03, 2014 12:00PM
After dominating spending on City Council elections, the political action committee backed by the Real Estate Board of New York is looking to tip...
Democratic NY Senate would be “disaster”: landlord group
June 27, 2014 08:00AM
The city’s real estate stakeholders got a fresh dose of uncertainty on Wednesday following the four-member Independent Democratic Conference’s announcement that it would end...
Pending bill could help landlords avoid backrent claims
May 02, 2011 03:11PM
A bill pending in the New York State Senate would allow landlords who had improperly deregulated apartments while receiving tax benefits from the city...
Strasburg not expecting change in rent fight
July 14, 2009 09:02AM
The New York Observer spoke to Joseph Strasburg, president of the Rent Stabilization Association of New York, who advocates for landlords with the city...
WeWork expands mid-sized tenant portfolio in Gramercy, Chelsea and Midtown
This City Council bill would require landlords to retrofit buildings
Gural family’s GFP planning $240M biotech center in Long Island City
CBRE’s co-working company brings on former WeWork exec
Here’s the latest condo building cashing in on the LIC boom
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