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Lower Fuel Prices Drove Down Cost to Landlords, Says City

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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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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In Visit with Brooklyn Tenants, de Blasio and Heastie Pledge Their Support

Monday, February 09, 2015

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At a rent-stabilized development in Brooklyn, the mayor and the new state Assembly Speaker expressed their desire to renew and strengthen rent regulations in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Glen on the Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing. Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, talks about the approach and how density is part of the mayor's vision for affordability in the city.

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Report Documents Growing Housing Crisis in NYC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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New York City's Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a report highlighting the numerous challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio faces as his administration develops an affordable housing strategy expected to be released by May 1.

“Despite multi-billion dollar initiatives to expand the affordable housing stock in New York City, apartments have ...

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Tenants Optimistic that Rent Freeze Possible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rent-stabilized tenants are hoping for good news from the new members of the Rent Guidelines Board.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A New York Without Rent Regulation?

Monday, July 29, 2013

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rent Regulation; Senior Immigrants; Prospect Park

Monday, July 29, 2013

Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, rounds up the news out of Washington, including options for the next leader of the Fed and Obama’s recent economic speeches. Plus: Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money and a New York Times contributor, breaks down the arguments for and against rent regulation; a check-in on all the local political races; senior immigrants; and the history and future of Prospect Park. 

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Rent Regs

Monday, April 23, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case challenging the rent control and rent stabilization laws in New York City. That effectively means the laws, which are favorable to hundreds of thousands of renters, will stand.

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Gay Marriage, Budget and Reforms: Andrew Cuomo Takes Albany

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Yorkers can, for the moment at least, relax. An adult is in charge.

For longer than the public would like to remember, New York's state government has been dysfunctional, its governors ineffective, erratic or both. Now comes Andrew Cuomo, who, during his first six months in office, has actually gotten things done. Even those who do not approve of his policies have to acknowledge his mastery of Albany's maddening game of three-dimensional chess.

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Assemblyman Jeffries on the Albany Finals

Monday, June 20, 2011

If we are going to permit marriage equality for same sex couples, it seems to me somewhat problematic if we're then going to turn around and impose restrictions on the ability for those same sex married couples to raise children looking for a loving home.

— New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries (D-57) on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gay Marriage, Rent Laws, and Other Albany Deadlines

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Governor Cuomo has officially submitted a gay marriage bill, and WNYC Reporter Ailsa Chang is in Albany counting the votes. Casey Seiler, state editor for the Albany Times Union, also checks in to discuss the looming deadline for rent regulations, which expire at midnight tonight.

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WNYC News

Skelos on Gay Marriage: If GOP Members Support It, They Can Vote for It

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's the final week of the New York State legislative session. With many major agreements still outstanding, including a property tax cap and gay marriage, the leader of the Senate says it will be an "exciting" one.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tax Cap for Rent Regs

Thursday, June 02, 2011

NYS Assembly Speaker (D-64th) Sheldon Silver talks about the deal to cap property taxes and renew rent regulations, plus other remaining items on the legislature's agenda.

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Tax Cap for Rent Regs

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Rent regulation and the property tax cap is about giving people certainty that they can afford to live in their homes... people can plan based on those issues.

NYS Assembly Speaker (D-64th) Sheldon Silver, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Look | Makeshift Tent City Sprouts in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The group Real Rent Reform set up a make-shift tent city they dubbed "Cuomoville" outside a Chelsea church on Tuesday to pressure the governor and state to pass stronger rent regulation laws before the current laws expire on June 15.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, April 29, 2011

Most big construction projects in New York are union jobs, but a dispute between contractors and workers could change that. We'll talk about what unions want, and what builders want.

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Financial 411: The Future of Rent in New York City

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NYU Report: More Foreclosures for Multi-Family Rentals

The last two years saw more foreclosure notices for multi-family rental buildings in New York City than at any time since the early 90s. According to a report from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, nearly 1,400 multi-family buildings went into foreclosure. The report also looked at commuting patterns in the city, and particularly, which neighborhoods bring in more workers each day than they have living there.

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Cuomo Can Play Both Sides in Rent Regulation Debate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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In Washington, dinner party conversations revolve around politics. In New York, it’s real estate. And that conversation is reaching a fevered pitch as the June 15th rent regulation laws are set to expire, giving tenant advocates cause for alarm that the deadline will come and go without an agreement in Albany that strengthens their cause.  

In this debate, Governor Cuomo’s deep ties to both tenant groups and the real estate industry are positioning him as a power broker.

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