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New York landlord groups file lawsuit to reverse rent control reforms
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New York landlord groups file lawsuit to reverse rent control reforms

Landlords struck back Monday at new rent regulations with a federal lawsuit that says the rent stabilization law deprives property owners of their...

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Starbucks will soon stop selling newspapers and some food items to reorganize stores
News 4 days ago
Starbucks will soon stop selling newspapers and some food items to reorganize stores

Other items getting the boot include bags of whole coffee beans and grab-and-go snacks. All 8,600 company-owned Starbucks stores in the United...

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Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ plush toy due to potential choking hazard
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Disney recalls ‘Toy Story 4’ plush toy due to potential choking hazard

Disney has recently recalled 80,000 Forky plush toys as its design could pose a potential choking hazard for young children who may pick off the...

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The rent-regulation reform debacle: A landlord says he will now let his buildings deteriorate
News 1 week ago
The rent-regulation reform debacle: A landlord says he will now let his buildings deteriorate

New York City rent-stabilized apartment building owners would endure being the most regulated business south of the banking industry. And the...

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Union raises concerns over NYC asbestos removal, politically connected developer
News 2 weeks ago
Union raises concerns over NYC asbestos removal, politically connected developer

Unionized asbestos workers want to know why a developer hired non-union workers at a city-owned affordable housing project and why the city agency...

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Do-or-diet robber steals two crates of weight-loss shakes from Bronx GNC store
News 2 weeks ago
Do-or-diet robber steals two crates of weight-loss shakes from Bronx GNC store

A knife-wielding robber who surveillance pictures show could lose a few pounds heisted two cases of weight-loss shakes from a Bronx GNC store,...

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Justin Theroux prevails in boundary beef with Greenwich Village neighbor
News 3 weeks ago
Justin Theroux prevails in boundary beef with Greenwich Village neighbor

"Leftovers" actor Justin Theroux scored a big victory Tuesday in a bizarre boundary dispute with his downstairs neighbor in a Greenwich Village co...

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Pecking order: New Jersey housing developers suing after discovery of bald eagle nest halted project
News 3 weeks ago
Pecking order: New Jersey housing developers suing after discovery of bald eagle nest halted project

Construction ground to a halt after a bald eagle's nest was discovered near the proposed housing site in Monroe Twp., N. J., and now, the project's...

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How new rent regulation reforms will help many of the wrong tenants
News 4 weeks ago
How new rent regulation reforms will help many of the wrong tenants

In a sweeping reform, New York State legislators tightened rent control laws last Friday. The new rules apply to the nearly 900,000 rent-stabilized...

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New NY rent laws could help Manhattan tenants dodge $1,056 hike
News 4 weeks ago
New NY rent laws could help Manhattan tenants dodge $1,056 hike

The newly passed New York State rent regulations could give instant help to Manhattan tenants whose landlord told them to use the fire escape while...

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Florida man thought he bought a villa, actually paid thousands for tiny 100-by-1 foot strip of land
News 1 month ago
Florida man thought he bought a villa, actually paid thousands for tiny 100-by-1 foot strip of land

This Florida man thought he bought a villa for $9,100 in an online auction, but in reality he just won the patch of grass between two of them. His...

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Can Albany please rent a clue? New moves on rent regulation are the triumph of politics over good policy
News 1 month ago
Can Albany please rent a clue? New moves on rent regulation are the triumph of politics over good policy

It's 2019 forever! We can thank our elected officials in Albany for their ability to look into the future and determine that the needs of tenants...

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Cuomo calls Albany rent regulation bill negotiated by legislature ‘a step forward’ and promises to sign
News 1 month ago
Cuomo calls Albany rent regulation bill negotiated by legislature ‘a step forward’ and promises to sign

ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo offered support, but little praise, for a tenant-friendly rent reform deal reached this week by legislative leaders. The...

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Ocasio-Cortez goes all retro to push for lower rents
News 1 month ago
Ocasio-Cortez goes all retro to push for lower rents

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a half century from being born when the Parkchester neighborhood was developed in the Bronx. The 29-year-old...

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New York landlords take a hit as Democrats reach agreement on significant rent reform days before deadline
News 1 month ago
New York landlords take a hit as Democrats reach agreement on significant rent reform days before deadline

ALBANY - Legislative leaders have reached an 11th hour deal on a package of bills that will mark a sea change in tenant protections and rent...

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A plea from a building owner
News 1 month ago
A plea from a building owner

Rental real estate, like all industries, has its shares of bad actors, but those unscrupulous individuals aren't the face of an industry of...

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Tenants call for universal rent control in rally at Cuomo’s NYC office
News 1 month ago
Tenants call for universal rent control in rally at Cuomo’s NYC office

Tenant activists seeking tougher rent regulations rallied outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on Saturday as they entered the home stretch...

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Cuomo threatens to extend legislative sessions into summer as he keeps aim on Senate Democrats over rent laws
News 1 month ago
Cuomo threatens to extend legislative sessions into summer as he keeps aim on Senate Democrats over rent laws

ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo is threatening to keep lawmakers in the state capital into the summer months if they don't quickly come up with solutions for...

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Rent reforms will be too damn costly, New York landlords warn state lawmakers
News 1 month ago
Rent reforms will be too damn costly, New York landlords warn state lawmakers

ALBANY - Landlords are issuing an 11th hour warning that certain rent reforms on track to be approved by Democrats in the state legislature could...

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Landlords don’t need any more help from Albany
News 1 month ago
Landlords don’t need any more help from Albany

New York's landlords are doing quite well these days. Federal tax laws passed by Trump and the congressional Republicans give landlords new tax...

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Legislative leaders seek to assure New Yorkers they are on the same page as rent regulations are set to expire
News 1 month ago
Legislative leaders seek to assure New Yorkers they are on the same page as rent regulations are set to expire

ALBANY - Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins vowed that the legislature is gearing up to pass the "strongest" rent control regulations...

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NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams backs bill that would require ‘racial impact’ study as part of rezoning process
News 1 month ago
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams backs bill that would require ‘racial impact’ study as part of rezoning process

The city would have to study how Mayor de Blasio's rezoning efforts affect a community's racial makeup under new legislation meant to curb...

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Community garden head wants probe of de Blasio, non-profit and Brooklyn Dem big
News 1 month ago
Community garden head wants probe of de Blasio, non-profit and Brooklyn Dem big

The head of a lower Manhattan community garden is demanding the state attorney general and the city Conflicts of Interest Board probe plans to turn...

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Amazon opponents call for transparency as they embrace a slate of bills that could overhaul how New York does business
News 1 month ago
Amazon opponents call for transparency as they embrace a slate of bills that could overhaul how New York does business

ALBANY - The scuttled Amazon deal is a prime example of the need to overhaul New York's approach to economic development, according to a new...

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Judge orders Airbnb to partially comply with NYC subpoenas seeking user data as legislators mull bill regulating home-sharing
News 1 month ago
Judge orders Airbnb to partially comply with NYC subpoenas seeking user data as legislators mull bill regulating home-sharing

ALBANY - A Manhattan judge gave the city a partial win over Airbnb - ordering the home-sharing site to hand over some of its user data as officials...

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Renowned architect I.M. Pei, designer of the Louvre pyramid, dead at 102
News 2 months ago
Renowned architect I.M. Pei, designer of the Louvre pyramid, dead at 102

Pei, the Chinese-born American architect who designed the iconic glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre museum in Paris, died on Thursday. He was 102...

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New York rent reforms could wind up in omnibus bill bundled with charter school cap and legal weed
News 2 months ago
New York rent reforms could wind up in omnibus bill bundled with charter school cap and legal weed

With only five weeks left in the legislative session and exactly one month until current rent laws expire, Albany insiders say it's increasingly...

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Looking for the gay old days in the East Village
News 2 months ago
Looking for the gay old days in the East Village

The neighborhood can't talk, but Moe Angelos can, and she will provide living history on a tour that doesn't show up on any New York guide. On...

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Bronx Councilman touts closing “Kushner loophole” to protect rent regulated apartments
News 2 months ago
Bronx Councilman touts closing “Kushner loophole” to protect rent regulated apartments

City Councilman Ritchie Torres hit the bricks in the Bronx on Friday to tell residents about a newly passed City Council bill that would close the...

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Brooklyn tenants in rent-regulated apartments push state to nix landlord’s facial recognition software
News 2 months ago
Brooklyn tenants in rent-regulated apartments push state to nix landlord’s facial recognition software

More than 130 tenants living in two rent-regulated Brooklyn apartment complexes demanded the state stop their landlord from installing facial...

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