Janet Babin appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sheldon Silver brokered a deal between housing advocates and real estate developers on a key bill up for re-approval. Without him, stakeholders have their claws out.
Monday, January 26, 2015
As Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver ensured tax breaks for the real estate industry. Corruption charges against him could change the game
Monday, January 26, 2015
The most controversial part of the proposal won't be considered by the Board, because it's outside of the Seaport Historic District.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Bill de Blasio said the city is on track to finance 200K affordable units within 10 years.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If you're looking for an affordable rental in, you'll also probably live somewhere with higher violent crime and fewer jobs.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
You know where to send your rent check, but who actually cashes it? In many cases, even New York City doesn’t know who owns your building. Here’s how that becomes a danger.
Monday, January 12, 2015
NYC real estate has never been hotter. Reporters Ilya Marritz and Janet Babin talk about the new WNYC series "Who’s Buying New York?".
Thursday, December 18, 2014
20-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested for his alleged role in a series of gang-related shootings.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Members of the Pakistani-American community and local leaders hold a vigil to mourn the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Some of the riskiest securities start to come due in 2015. That could put tenants at risk if buildings aren't maintained.