Monthly Archives: December 2016

Year Ends With Fake Housing News

It is probably fitting that the last major housing story of 2016 falls under the heading of fake news. Pro Publica published an exposé this week of  Governor Cuomo’s failure to get more than about half the 50,000 deregulated J51 … Continue reading

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Affordable, and Enviromentally Friendly and more

HPD has issued a request for proposals for 200 affordable apartments on one of the largest City owned sites left in East New York. The Mayor would also like to see the inclusion of “quality commercial and community use” as … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner, But…

Democrat John Brooks was officially declared the winner of the 8th State Senate District race yesterday, confirming that Republicans only hold the “majority” in the State Senate with the support of Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder and/or the seven member Independent … Continue reading

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Gas Inspections

As expected, Mayor de Blasio last week signed bills requiring gas pipe inspections every five years, lease notices to tenants regarding gas hazards, beginning in six months, and eventual installation of gas detectors. The Mayor also  announced warning notices to the … Continue reading

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Sensing a Problem

Legal Aid is suing a Brooklyn owner on behalf of tenants who used  temperature sensors provided by non-profit Heetseek to make a case that the building has inadequate heat. A building worker told reporters that several apartments had radiators turned … Continue reading

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