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A Housing Incentive Has Died. Are Andrew Cuomo’s Fingerprints on the Murder Weapon?

An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently—and without much solicitation—rambled that his boss was one of the most successful executives in the history of New York State. 68 more words

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REBNY: Professional Resources and Philanthropy

Hal Shapiro is a real estate professional based in Scarsdale, NY. Currently working as the senior director of Winick Realty Group, LLC., in New York City, NY, Hal Shapiro is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. 167 more words


De Blasio Pleads With Affordable Housing Developers to Help Revive 421a

Mayor Bill de Blasio begged a coalition of below-market developers today to help him convince the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revive the… 587 more words

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Borough President Gale Brewer Makes Manhattan Feel Small

Manhattan is not a small town. But when you spend the day with its borough president, Gale Brewer, it feels like one—and Ms. Brewer feels like its mayor. 2,680 more words

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REBNY Head Says Albany Shot Down Deal With Unions on 421a

John Banks III, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, said today that his industry group did actually reach a deal with organized labor last year to save the… 611 more words

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A Statement about the Abatement: The Effects of the 421-a Expiration

For over forty years, the 421-a tax exemption program incentivized developers to build multifamily residential rental units in New York City. The program provided tax benefits to developers who built properties with affordable housing in Geographic Exclusion Areas (GEA), which includes all of Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. 258 more words

Cuomo Warns Compromise on New 421a Program Would Be 'Political Dynamite'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of an explosive populist reaction to a proposal to extend a new tax break to condominiums in exchange for prevailing wage requirements for construction workers—one of the suggested solutions to reinstate the… 353 more words

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