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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.




    Bloomin’ Brands CEO David Deno and an Outback Steakhouse (Credit: Bloomin' Brands and Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
    National

    Outback Steakhouse cuts hours to the bone

    Outback Steakhouse’s parent company is cutting hours — in some cases to zero — for more than 2,600 employees across New York and 700 in Connecticut in the latest in a series of labor...

    Outback Steakhouse cuts hours to the bone
    Mortgage Banker Association’s weekly index shows another increase in purchase applications for home loans during the last week of April 2020. (Credit: iStock)
    National

    Home-purchase loan requests rise for third straight week

    An index tracking mortgage applications to buy single-family homes gained 6 percent, seasonally adjusted, last week from the week...

    Home-purchase loan requests rise for third straight week
    Plaza Hotel managing director George Cozonis with the Plaza Hotel at 768 5th Avenue (Credit: Cozonis by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)
    New York

    The Plaza shuts down and lays off 251

    Prestige, glamour and Central Park views proved no match for the microscopic coronavirus as the Plaza Hotel stopped taking guests Friday and announced 251 layoffs. “We fully support our local authorities as they work...

    The Plaza shuts down and lays off 251
    Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images; Sue via Flickr)

    Vacation home travel ban not on Cuomo’s agenda

    Requests by the Hamptons, North Fork and upstate to stop the virus-inspired migration from New York City have not...

    Vacation home travel ban not on Cuomo’s agenda

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