Monthly Archives: January 2015

Speakers Race Narrows

And then there were three candidates to replace Sheldon Silver as State Assembly Speaker. Carl Heastie seems to be the frontrunner over Joe Morelle of Rochester and Catherine Nolan of Queens, but as one observer noted “Beware of front runner … Continue reading

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Building Permits Double

Residential building permit filings in the city doubled in 2014 from the year before according to a report by New York YIMBY. Applications were filed for 44,825 units, including 17 buildings over 500 feet tall, which, the report noted, is … Continue reading

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Assessments Skyrocketing

Class 2 and Class 4 tentative assessments are both up about 11 percent in the roll released by the Department of Finance yesterday. Class 1 single family home assessments were up less than 5 percent overall, but had median increases … Continue reading

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TRIA Extended, City Code Changes

The U.S. Senate sent President Obama a six year renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act and he is expected to sign it despite unrelated provision on financial regulation. New City building code provisions become effective this month, including changes … Continue reading

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Whose e-waste is it?

Happy New Year and be careful about those e-cycle fines. As of yesterday, New Yorkers cannot put electronic waste out for regular collection…and if your tenants do not dispose of it properly, you will have to. The city does offer … Continue reading

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