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Eight of Kushner’s Manhattan buildings are illegally occupied, Ritchie Torres investigation finds

Eight of Kushner’s Manhattan buildings are illegally occupied, Ritchie Torres investigation finds

UPDATED, March 20, 12:20 p.m.: The Kushner family real estate company is operating eight East Village rental buildings illegally, Bronx Councilmember Ritchie Torres alleged at...

“At best it’s sloppiness”: Torres proposes bill to crackdown on landlords who don’t disclose rent-stabilized tenants on permits

“At best it’s sloppiness”: Torres proposes bill to crackdown on landlords who don’t disclose rent-stabilized tenants on permits

A new bill seeks to crack down on landlords who falsely claim that their properties have no rent-regulated units, an offense that goes far...

Torres calls for a probe into city’s $1.5B in unpaid fines

Torres calls for a probe into city’s $1.5B in unpaid fines

After a report about the city being owed $1.5 billion in unpaid fines, one official is calling for a...

Council moves forward with proposal to curb self-storage development

Council moves forward with proposal to curb self-storage development

A City Council committee on Thursday paved the way a proposal to limit new self-storage development in large swaths...

Majority of City Council speaker candidates back commercial rent control

Majority of City Council speaker candidates back commercial rent control

There’s a good chance the next City Council speaker could be a strong advocate for retail rent control. Six...

Bill would extend hotel-to-condo  conversion ban

Bill would extend hotel-to-condo
conversion ban

The city is likely to renew a law that limits the conversion of certain hotels into condos or rentals....

City Council passes bills to regulate three-quarter houses

City Council passes bills to regulate three-quarter houses

The City Council passed a package of bills Wednesday afternoon aimed at curbing abuses at so-called “three-quarter houses,” which...

Council considers monitoring so-called predatory landlords

Council considers monitoring so-called predatory landlords

The New York City Council introduced three bills Monday that aim to provide greater protection to tenants at risk...

Council member calls out NYCHA on private development plans

Council member calls out NYCHA on private development plans

City Council member Ritchie Torres has criticized the New York City Housing Authority’s plan to let private developers build...

NYCHA could sell public land to raise funds

NYCHA could sell public land to raise funds

The New York City Housing Authority could sell public housing land in order to raise funds for the troubled agency. NYCHA general manager Michael Kelly told the City Council’s public housing committee Monday that...

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