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Developers can expect de Blasio to mirror Bloomberg

Developers can expect de Blasio to mirror Bloomberg

Bill de Blasio, a liberal Democrat who wants to govern New York City, will be more like outgoing Mayor...

Developers can expect de Blasio to mirror Bloomberg
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Two Trees nears $160 million deal for Domino Sugar factory

Two Trees Management is in talks to purchase the Domino Sugar Factory site on the Williamsburg waterfront for $160...

Two Trees nears $160 million deal for Domino Sugar factory
Affordable housing project to revive stalled Brooklyn condo site

Affordable housing project to revive stalled Brooklyn condo site

The site of a stalled Prospect-Lefferts Garden condominium is set to become a city-subsidized middle-income housing project in the...

Affordable housing project to revive stalled Brooklyn condo site
City may extend deadline for 421-a tax breaks

City may extend deadline for 421-a tax breaks

The city may extend the deadline for developers of multi-family buildings aiming to qualify for the coveted 421-a property...

City may extend deadline for 421-a tax breaks
HPD lists NYC’s most distressed buildings

HPD lists NYC’s most distressed buildings

New York housing officials have identified 200 buildings they say are the most poorly maintained in the city, racking...

HPD lists NYC’s most distressed buildings
Housing commissioner to leave post

Housing commissioner to leave post

Rafael Cestero, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, will be leaving his position to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. During his five years at HPD, Cestero “put...

Housing commissioner to leave post
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Buyers take advantage of distressed buildings

Rafael Cestero With mounting numbers of buildings in foreclosure and others in disrepair, city officials and housing advocates say...

Buyers take advantage of distressed buildings
Taxes blocking Stuy Town transfer

Taxes blocking Stuy Town transfer

While Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village owners Tishman Speyer and BlackRock Realty said they’d transfer control of the residential complex to creditors two weeks ago, that promise hasn’t come to fruition, due in...

Taxes blocking Stuy Town transfer
City on track to create 100,000th affordable housing unit by the end of the year

City on track to create 100,000th affordable housing unit by the end of the year

The effort to increase affordable housing in the city is remaining in high gear despite recurring budget cuts elsewhere....

City on track to create 100,000th affordable housing unit by the end of the year
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Housing Preservation commissioner refutes NYU affordable housing study

Approximately 20,000 affordable homes have been lost in New York City from 2002 to 2008, due to rent deregulations...

Housing Preservation commissioner refutes NYU affordable housing study

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