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Boris Santos, chief of staff to State Sen. Julia Salazar, and Assemblymember Erik Dilan in Bushwick. (Credit: Facebook and iStock)

“The Assembly needs more comrades”: Julia Salazar’s chief of staff to challenge real estate favorite Erik Dilan

State Senator Julia Salazar’s Socialist chief of staff Boris Santos announced he will challenge Assemblymember Erik Dilan for his seat in Assembly District 54,...

Yuh-Line Niou takes Sheldon Silver’s old state Assembly seat

Yuh-Line Niou became the first Asian-American woman to win election to the New York State Assembly for a Manhattan...

Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan

Two of the “Three Men in a Room” — Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos — are bound for prison,...

Sheldon Silver’s not alone: The corrupt NY pols who took real estate money

(Video by Alistair Gardiner) Sheldon Silver’s conviction this week — on seven counts of honest services fraud, extortion and...

Lawmakers could extend rent regulation deadline by two days

Lawmakers are hoping to push the expiration of rent regulations, originally scheduled for today, to Wednesday at midnight. Assembly...

Mayor calls Cuomo’s response to 421a reform “disingenuous”

The 421a tax abatement program is causing some trouble in paradise. Tensions are growing between Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Silver arrested for alleged payments from real estate law firm

Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday for alleged...

US reportedly probing real estate law firm’s payments to Silver

Federal authorities are reportedly investigating New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for payments he received from a law firm...

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Affordable housing advocate Vito Lopez weighs passing his torch

Assembly member Vito Lopez was forced to give up his housing committee chairmanship and resign as the head of Brooklyn’s Democratic...

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Despite Bloomberg’s efforts, property tax abatement renewal is likely

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to revise the long-standing tax abatement afforded to condominium and co-op owners in the city...

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