Monthly Archives: February 2014

Disparate Taxes

You knew that property tax classifications were not fair or rational, but did you think they were racially discriminatory? A new class action suit filed by Newman Ferrara this week argues that there is a disparate impact on black and … Continue reading

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Build, Baby, Build

Build, baby, build. Mayor de Blasio told the board of REBNY, Wednesday, that he had “a willingness to use height and density to the maximum feasible extent..”  Noting community opposition to large new projects, the Mayor said he hoped people … Continue reading

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Property Tax Creep

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Wednesday, presented his fiscal 2014 budget and financial plan projecting $171 million in increased property taxes and $310 million more in property transfer taxes than the Bloomberg administration forecast in December. The plan calls for roughly … Continue reading

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Planning and Foresight

Carl Weisbrod, former president of the City Economic Development Corporation and former head of real estate for Trinity Church, was named today as the new chairman of the City Planning Commission. No word yet on key vacancies for commissioners at … Continue reading

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