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Landlord petition for a property tax strike in response to rent strikes used a Black Lives Matter slogan (Credit: background via ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Property tax strikers: “We can’t breathe”

The backers of a petition pledging to withhold property taxes say they plan to file a class-action lawsuit against...

Property tax strikers: “We can’t breathe”
REBNY President Jim Whelan (Credit: iStock; Whelan by Anuja Shakya)

Rental commissions are back — for now

Rental commissions are back! A New York judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday afternoon, halting a Department of State guidance barring tenant-paid rental commissions from going into effect. The guidance, circulated Feb. 4,...

Rental commissions are back — for now
New York Community Bank CEO and president Joseph Ficalora (Credit: Facebook, iStock)

Community banks put on brave face after rent-reg market woes

For years, New York’s community banks have been go-to lenders for rent-regulated housing. Now they’re straining to convince investors...

Community banks put on brave face after rent-reg market woes

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