Monthly Archives: November 2015

Rent Control Deregulation Lawsuit

Does high rent deregulation apply to a rent controlled apartment in a building that once received J-51 benefits? Most analysts would have said yes, when the benefits expire, just as in rent stabilization. DHCR says no, and RFR Holding is … Continue reading

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Boroughs Don’t Want Housing

The Bronx and Queens borough boards voted against Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing rezoning plans this week, over fears of gentrification in the Bronx and higher density in Queens. The Boards’ votes are advisory, but the Boards include all the … Continue reading

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It’s a Crime

Mayor de Blasio has increase funding for attorneys to fight evictions and signed legislation to bar criminal background checks for building employees, but this week he recognized that public housing tenants who commit crimes should be kicked out. Never mind … Continue reading

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The More Things Change

Tuesday’s elections brought little change, with Democrats and Republicans each holding on to contested State Assembly and Senate seats, though the opening of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial, Monday, cast more light on Albany. Mayor de Blasio, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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