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Amazon opponents call for transparency as they embrace a slate of bills that could overhaul how New York does business
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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
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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
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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 1 week 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
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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 weeks 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
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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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Blackstone equity firm coughs up $1 million refund to Forest Hill tenants, non-profit says
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Blackstone equity firm coughs up $1 million refund to Forest Hill tenants, non-profit says

The mammoth private equity firm that bought a rent-stabilized Queens housing complex last year has agreed to pay $1.1 million in refunds to tenants...

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Netflix to expand New York presence with Manhattan office and Brooklyn sound stages
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Netflix to expand New York presence with Manhattan office and Brooklyn sound stages

Streaming behemoth Netflix is broadening its presence in the city with an expanded Manhattan office and six new sound stages in Brooklyn, Gov....

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'Green buildings’ bill would support over 40,000 jobs per year, report says, landlords call it a cash grab
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'Green buildings’ bill would support over 40,000 jobs per year, report says, landlords call it a cash grab

Environmental advocates backing the "green buildings" bill claim it would boost the city's employment market with over 40,000 jobs per year in a...

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Cash strapped R. Kelly has a balance of negative $13 in his bank account
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Cash strapped R. Kelly has a balance of negative $13 in his bank account

A judge reportedly cleaned $154,527.22 out of accounts the "Ignition" singer had with Bank of America to reimburse Kelly's Chicago landlord for...

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New York City to X-ray 135,000 NYCHA apartments for lead after more than 1000 kids tested positive for the toxin
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New York City to X-ray 135,000 NYCHA apartments for lead after more than 1000 kids tested positive for the toxin

The city will finally start testing thousands of public housing apartments for lead contamination using high-tech x-ray equipment, officials...

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Landlords warn pro-tenant proposals endorsed by Albany Dems will harm real estate industry and renters alike
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Landlords warn pro-tenant proposals endorsed by Albany Dems will harm real estate industry and renters alike

ALBANY - If a series of Democrat-supported pro-tenant legislation is passed, building residents would suffer along with the landlords it seeks to...

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New York, take a stand against puppy mills
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New York, take a stand against puppy mills

Imagine a tiny, terrified Chihuahua with a defective eye. At just eight weeks old, she was torn from her mother and litter mates and trucked in a...

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Small businesses on the brink: Stores in neighborhoods across New York are in crying need of help
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Small businesses on the brink: Stores in neighborhoods across New York are in crying need of help

In Brooklyn, small businesses represent the very heart and soul of the borough. They provide a pathway to the middle class for workers and...

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The ferry is a godsend for my community: An Astoria Houses resident defends a transportation network that’s come under intense criticism
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The ferry is a godsend for my community: An Astoria Houses resident defends a transportation network that’s come under intense criticism

I can tell that Spring is approaching not by the budding leaves on the trees or the increasing number of daylight hours, but by the number in...

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Small buildings, and landlords, in the balance: Reforms to rent regulations must not crush middle-class property owners
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Small buildings, and landlords, in the balance: Reforms to rent regulations must not crush middle-class property owners

Most New Yorkers would agree the city needs more affordable housing. But the path lawmakers in Albany are considering won't get us there and will...

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Lawyer’s influence with de Blasio’s city hall evident in hundreds of emails
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Lawyer’s influence with de Blasio’s city hall evident in hundreds of emails

The politically connected lawyer, who emerged this week as a central architect behind the city's $173 million real estate deal with the notorious...

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Tenants groups call on Albany lawmakers to strengthen rent laws across the state
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Tenants groups call on Albany lawmakers to strengthen rent laws across the state

ALBANY - Tenants' rights groups and other advocates are turning up the heat on the state's elected leaders, demanding they take swift action to...

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Wisconsin couple claims landlord demanded they take down gay pride flag
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Wisconsin couple claims landlord demanded they take down gay pride flag

A Wisconsin couple say their property owner threatened them with eviction if they did not remove a gay pride flag from their apartment's patio....

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What Bill thinks he said: De Blasio shrugs off a commitment to build thousands of units of senior housing
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What Bill thinks he said: De Blasio shrugs off a commitment to build thousands of units of senior housing

Mayor de Blasio committed $500 million to Metro-IAF's plan for building new apartments for seniors, starting with six already identified NYCHA and...

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New York lawmakers reach budget agreement barring landlords from discriminating against tenants based on source of income
News 1 month ago
New York lawmakers reach budget agreement barring landlords from discriminating against tenants based on source of income

Gov. Cuomo and New York lawmakers have reached a budget agreement barring landlords from discriminating against tenants based on source of income....

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This New York internet sales tax would hurt small businesses
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This New York internet sales tax would hurt small businesses

In barely more than two decades, the ability to conduct routine commerce over the Internet has revolutionized how we shop and how we pay for what...

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HUD Administrator Lynne Patton tours S.I. NYCHA complex, says mayor gets no points for turning on heat and hot water
News 2 months ago
HUD Administrator Lynne Patton tours S.I. NYCHA complex, says mayor gets no points for turning on heat and hot water

Federal housing administrator Lynne Patton visited a NYCHA property on Staten Island on Friday and, echoing sentiments expressed by many New...

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Bill's senior moment: De Blasio balks on a commitment made to elderly public housing residents
News 2 months ago
Bill's senior moment: De Blasio balks on a commitment made to elderly public housing residents

Back in the summer, under pressure from NYCHA tenant groups and members of the clergy, Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

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They built it: In praise of Hudson Yards, a new Manhattan neighborhood where nobody thought one was possible
News 2 months ago
They built it: In praise of Hudson Yards, a new Manhattan neighborhood where nobody thought one was possible

Before Friday's opening of the fabulous new Hudson Yards complex of office towers and apartment buildings and shopping and parks and culture and a...

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EXCLUSIVE: City to pay $173 million for cluster site conversion deal
News 2 months ago
EXCLUSIVE: City to pay $173 million for cluster site conversion deal

The city is set to buy 17 properties from the notorious Podolsky brothers so it can convert homeless apartments into affordable housing - but the...

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A housing coop should be more than a bottom-line business: Why a Brooklyn residence is wrong to evict a longtime tenant
News 2 months ago
A housing coop should be more than a bottom-line business: Why a Brooklyn residence is wrong to evict a longtime tenant

Earlier this month, in a jointly authored New York Times Op-Ed, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a blow against...

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WATCH: Retail employee fired for telling teen to remove his Make America Great Again baseball cap
News 3 months ago
WATCH: Retail employee fired for telling teen to remove his Make America Great Again baseball cap

A Kansas retail worker lost his job Saturday after taking exception to a teenage customer's Make America Great Again cap. The Oak Park Mall run-in...

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How they should have done this deal: Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have made this work if they had only learned from history and listened
News 3 months ago
How they should have done this deal: Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have made this work if they had only learned from history and listened

The failure of the Amazon deal is a failure of New York's political leadership, but not in the way Gov. Cuomo seems to understand it. What went...

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