Monthly Archives: May 2015

Stabilized Units Up Again

There was a net increase of 169 rent stabilized apartments in 2014, according to a report issued by the Rent Guidelines Board yesterday. This is the second year in a row that additions to the regulated stock from programs such … Continue reading

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NYCHA Can’t Collect Rent, Wants Private Development

Requests for Proposals for private development of 10,000 units on Housing Authority land should start coming out in early Fall under a plan for revitalizing the Authority and  building housing announced by Mayor de Blasio this week. The report cites … Continue reading

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DOB to Speed Approvals, Increase Enforcement

The Buildings Department yesterday announced an ambitious plan to cut plan approval times by one third, adding 159 plan examiners over two years. Eventually, DOB would like to have 100 percent of applications and payments filed online. There will also … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Plans For Rent, 421a

Mayor de Blasio’s reform plans for rent regulation and 421a were released this week amidst turmoil in the legislative leadership in Albany that the Governor has said may block any changes. Nevertheless, the Mayor wants to see an end to … Continue reading

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East NY Plan Moves Forward…Slowly

The 7-month Uniform Land Use Review Process for Mayor de Blasio’s signature East New York rezoning will likely begin in September. The Mayor is supposed to make an announcement today, but Purnima Kapur, executive director of the City Planning Commission … Continue reading

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