Alicia Glen, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development, told the City Council today that obligating developers who receive the controversial 421a tax break to pay construction workers… 869 more words
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Tenant activists are taking aim at one Democratic state senator for his close ties to the city’s real estate industry.
Alliance for Tenant Power, a liberal pro-tenants organization, is planning a series of tweets and Facebook memes blasting State Senator Jeffrey Klein, a Bronx Democrat and leader of the Independence Democratic Conference. 766 more words
ED. NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect a letter to the editor from the President and CEO of New York State Association for Affordable Housing, which appears in the comments section. 1,696 more words
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Manhattan Councilman Mark Levine and tenant rights organizations rallied at New York Law School to push their bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction—and asserted the legislation has a special urgency now with a new, landlord-friendly Republican majority taking over the State Senate in January. 635 more words
New York City could possibly become the largest city in the world to commit to energy efficient buildings. A plan was recently proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s… 108 more words