Janet Babin appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With rent laws expired, politicians are warning landlords against exploiting tenants. But buidling owners say lawmakers are stereotyping.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Albany's legislative session ends Wednesday, but rent laws and 421a expire today. A roundtable of reporters discusses what's still to come from Albany.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The real estate lobby joins with affordable housing activists and the NAACP to fight for languishing rent stabilization and tax abatement laws in Albany.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Goveror Cuomo gives up on key rent and tax abatement laws, and calls for an extension of current rules instead.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The Danish architect describes the tower as a stacked vertical village.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The fate of a controversial tax break for real estate developers is uncertain, so developers are rushing to get projects started before it's too late.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Mayor de Blasio is taking heat for his 421-a tax abatement plan from Gov. Cuomo and from some members of the City Council.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The City Council has some leeway and just might use it to amend the law so it helps more middle income families when it expires next month.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Manhattan Community Board Five is calling for an immediate, temporary moratorium on buildings over 600 feet that are not undergoing public review.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The City hopes to stave off backlash against rezonings with $1 billion capital budget fund.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Mayor de Blasio is planning to rezone East New York to allow for taller buildings and more density. That could put pressure on neighborhood schools, streets and subways.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mayor's proposal would extend a controversial tax abatement, but demand more affordable apartments from developers.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
With weeks left before Albany lawmakers consider two key real estate regulations, Mayor de Blasio calls for stronger protections for tenants, but is mum on tax abatement for developers.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Annual report from the NYU Furman Center confirms most New Yorkers rent, and the median cost of that space is rising faster than median income levels.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The board that sets annual increases for roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments is out with its annual price index — and it's one of the lowest in 40 years.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thousands of historical artifacts from buildings in New York and other cities are up for grabs as a Tribeca showroom has to move to make way for more condos.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The blue, steel residential tower on 57th street has given a property tax break a bad name.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
For 14 years, a four-block section of Park Row near Chinatown has been closed to traffic. Residents say it's time to open up.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In his second State of the City address, the mayor proposed a plan for affordable housing that he said will take aim at the issue of inequality.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tenants rights rallied outside City Hall demanding an end to a controversial tax break for real estate developers. The City Council appears to agree.