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WNYC News

Lower Fuel Prices Drove Down Cost to Landlords, Says City

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WNYC
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.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Heads to Midwest, Still No Endorsement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Speaking to reporters for the first time on Tuesday, the mayor held firm on holding off on a Hillary Clinton endorsement.

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WNYC News

Shuttered Churches Could Serve as Affordable Housing

Monday, April 13, 2015

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The Archdiocese of New York's controversial move to close or merge one third of its churches may fit into the city's plan to build more housing for low and middle income residents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on the Mayor's Rezoning Plan

Friday, April 10, 2015

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen talks about rezoning in Mayor de Blasio's ambitious housing plan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; Bystander Videos and Policing; College Confessions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on the mayor’s housing plan; bystander videos in police shootings; college finance confessions; a book on the Tsarnaev brothers; Tidal music streaming service.

Transportation Nation

Affordable Housing Push Takes Express Train to MTA Boardroom

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The drumbeat for affordable housing has moved from the streets to City Hall and, on Wednesday, into the MTA's board room.
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WNYC News

95% Property Tax Break Paid for by You, Enjoyed by Billionaires

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WNYC
The blue, steel residential tower on 57th street has given a property tax break a bad name.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Decisions In Albany Will Affect NYC Housing

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York Times reporter Charles Bagli talks about the impact Albany will have on affordable housing in NYC as 421-A and rent law renewals are voted on in the coming months.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charges Coming Against Sen. Menendez; Lee Bollinger & Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Monday, March 09, 2015

Federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez are imminent; Columbia's Lee Bollinger; affordable housing news; & NYC schools chancellor Carmen Fariña.

The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio Protects Current Affordable Housing But Feds Threaten Future Developments

Monday, February 23, 2015

ANHD's Barika Williams discusses two new housing stories: the mayor's task force to protect tenants in rent-regulated apartments and a potential threat to future affordable housing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Grand Jury Changes; Music Critic Christgau; Politics Roundup

Monday, February 23, 2015

Grand jury reform; taking stock of Rudy Giuliani's comments that the president doesn't love America; Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau; political moments at the Oscars.

WNYC News

City Housing Policy Reviewed For Possible Civil Rights Violations

Friday, February 20, 2015

At issue is the city's policy to put aside 50 percent of affordable housing units to people who already live in the neighborhood. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has The Mayor Convinced You on Density?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The mayor is pushing density as a pathway to affordable housing, but says it will be done responsibly and without "glass towers." Are you ready for more density in your neighborhood? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio: 'If You Build It They Will Come'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mayor de Blasio joined us to talk about his plan to address the growing population of New York City, particularly with affordable housing and more infrastructure—like ferries.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Says Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens 'Very Soul' of NYC

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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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.

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WNYC News

De Blasio to Unveil New Artist Housing, Workspace

Monday, February 02, 2015

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In his 2015 State of the City address on Tuesday, the mayor will make affordable housing his top priority and will announce a new program for the city's artists and makers.

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WNYC News

Assembly Speaker Silver's Departure Could End Up Raising Your Rent

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WNYC
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.

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Silver Helped Shape NYC Skyline

Monday, January 26, 2015

WNYC
As Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver ensured tax breaks for the real estate industry. Corruption charges against him could change the game  

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WNYC News

Mayor Says Housing Goals on Track

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Bill de Blasio said the city is on track to finance 200K affordable units within 10 years.

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WNYC News

More Subsidized Rentals Found in Less Desirable Neighborhoods

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
If you're looking for an affordable rental in, you'll also probably live somewhere with higher violent crime and fewer jobs.

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