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Carl Heastie highlighted homelessness and housing affordability in remarks to open the 2020 session (Credit: Facebook, Getty Images)

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie surprised observers Thursday night when he highlighted homelessness in his opening remarks for the 2020...

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Credit: Matt Wade via Flickr)

Real estate’s nemesis may now be its best hope in Albany

The New York State Assembly for years passed tenant-friendly bills, and the Senate killed them. But now the Assembly...

Real estate’s nemesis may now be its best hope in Albany
From left: Roberto Ramírez, Stanley Schlein, and Patrick Jenkins (Credit: MirRam Group and City and State New York)

Carl Heastie’s BFFs

Some of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s longtime allies are often hired by real estate players to protect their interests in Albany. Here is a look at three of them. — Stanley Schlein, a lobbyist,...

Carl Heastie’s BFFs
Black Friday e-commerce grew while brick-and-mortar slipped, another socialist is running in Queens

Black Friday e-commerce grew while brick-and-mortar slipped, another socialist is running in Queens

Every weekday The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate news. We update this page throughout the day starting at 9 a.m....

Black Friday e-commerce grew while brick-and-mortar slipped, another socialist is running in Queens
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,...

“The Assembly needs more comrades”: Julia Salazar’s chief of staff to challenge real estate favorite Erik Dilan
Yuh-Line Niou takes Sheldon Silver’s old state Assembly seat

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...

Yuh-Line Niou takes Sheldon Silver’s old state Assembly seat
Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan

Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan

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

Real estate donors favor Heastie over Flanagan
Sheldon Silver’s not alone: The corrupt NY pols who took real estate money

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...

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

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...

Lawmakers could extend rent regulation deadline by two days
Mayor calls Cuomo’s response to 421a reform “disingenuous”

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...

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