Monthly Archives: February 2016

Too Pro-Tenant For de Blasio?

The City Council held hearings Monday on “pro-tenant” bills so bad that even the de Blasio administration opposed them: blocking most building permits without a certificate of no harassment; creating a duplicative apartment registration and renting system; and adding redundant … Continue reading

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421a Fallout

Council members and community boards took more potshots at the Mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing plan this week, mostly seeking more affordable units for lower income people, but the rubber hit the road yesterday with the report that the Durst Organization … Continue reading

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Owner Indicted

The owners of the East Village building that blew up in a gas explosion last year were indicted yesterday for involuntary manslaughter. The complaint alleges that they, along with a contractor and plumber, improperly diverted gas from a building next … Continue reading

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City Planning Approves Inclusionary Zoning

The City Planning Commission, Wednesday, gave the first formal approval to the Mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning Quality and Affordability plans, despite widespread opposition from community boards. The proposals now go to the City Council for hearings and possible … Continue reading

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