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Mayor taps Vicki Been as new housing czar

Vicki Been, after spending  just two years away from City Hall, is returning as Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development. Been is taking over for Alicia Glen, who stepped down in March, Mayor...

Vicki Been to step down as city’s housing czar

The latest trend at City Hall seems to be quitting while you’re ahead. Following an announcement last week that...

No more rubber stamps: City Council is pickier about rezoning

Industry City, where the Brooklyn Nets just opened a new training facility, may seem like an ideal spot for...

Big developers weigh in on new 80/20 building homeless policy

Some of city’s top developers and housing officials met at the offices of the Real Estate Board of New...

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HPD forced to take back 40% pay hike for hundreds of workers

The City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development was forced to retract a 40-percent pay hike for low-level employees...

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1,131 city-owned lots have languished for decades: Stringer

City officials are feuding over (the lack of) development at more than 1,000 vacant lots owned by the city.

Officials sound off on East New York rezoning

Officials on Wednesday argued in favor of the city’s plan to rezone East New York, saying it will keep...

Council bill could end property taxes for low-income co-ops

In an effort to preserve a valuable affordable housing resource, the City Council is proposing to end property taxes...

421a extension a “real threat” to affordable housing: Glen

The existing 421a tax benefit program “simply does not produce enough affordable housing to justify its expense,” Deputy Mayor...

City taps Monadnock to helm 208-unit Flushing affordable housing project

A new affordable housing project in Flushing will go above and beyond with a feng shui-centric design that will...

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