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Erik Engquist

Senior managing editor
Erik joined The Real Deal as senior managing editor in 2019 after 14 years at Crain's New York Business. Prior to that he wrote a weekly political column for Courier-Life Publications for which he was named "best political columnist" in New York by the Village Voice. From 1996 until 2000 he reported for daily newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, covering education, development and municipal government. A graduate of Yale University, Erik has won two National Headliner Awards and was the lead writer for two series that won the New Jersey Press Association's top public service award in consecutive years. He and his wife have twin sons, born in 2000.




    An aerial of the old factory at the end of Shipyard Lane, East Marion, NY (EMCA)

    Purchase of former oyster farm puts town in a pickle

    Scott Russell saw this one coming. Some years ago, a developer had proposed a North Fork waterfront project far...

    Purchase of former oyster farm puts town in a pickle
    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
    New York News Analysis

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas

    You’ve heard the adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That is, journalists cover plane crashes, not landings. True to...

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
    WeWork CEO is Sandeep Mathrani (Wework)
    National

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public

    Google the phrase “WeWork going public” and among the questions that pop up are: “When did WeWork go public?”...

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public
    Robert Durst (Getty)
    Los Angeles

    Robert Durst convicted of murder

    Justice has finally caught up with Robert Durst. The notorious heir to the Durst real estate fortune was convicted of murder Friday by a Los Angeles jury for the execution-style shooting of his friend...

    Robert Durst convicted of murder
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)
    New York

    Cuomo announces he will resign

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will step down in 14 days, a stunning development that came one week after a damning report found that he sexually harassed 11 women. With impeachment looming,...

    Cuomo announces he will resign
    Photo illustration of Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Cuomo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images; iStock)
    New York Archive

    Escaping New York? Tax man is right behind you

    Many New Yorkers have fled the city for upstate, Long Island or Florida to reduce their coronavirus risk and...

    Escaping New York? Tax man is right behind you
    Donald Trump and Allen Weisselberg (Getty)
    National

    Trump Org, CFO systematically cheated on taxes, prosecutors say

    Prosecutors on Thursday charged the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer with systematically and illegally evading taxes for...

    Trump Org, CFO systematically cheated on taxes, prosecutors say
    U.S. Representatives Tom Suozzi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerrold Nadler. (Getty)
    New York News Analysis

    SALT is crisis for Democrats, not for real estate

    Remember when blue states’ home values were falling and the real estate industry was blaming the new tax law?...

    SALT is crisis for Democrats, not for real estate
    (Getty / Photo Illustration by Alison Bushor for The Real Deal)
    New York News Analysis

    Five reasons Andrew Cuomo is doomed

    The governor was at the peak of his powers — a rising star in the Democratic Party and the most feared figure in the state of New York. Within a week, it all came...

    Five reasons Andrew Cuomo is doomed

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