Housing

Policy

Some real estate brokers aren’t following new rent regulations

Multiple tenants have reported that brokers are still trying to charge them considerable fees.

New York City

Politics

Developers won’t like Scott Stringer’s new housing plan

The New York City comptroller wants to require affordable units in all new developments and eliminate 421a.

New York City

Policy

Relocation of homeless not biggest concern with New York City program

A better payment process is vital for the program housing the city’s homeless, critics say.

New York City

Opinion

Could New York City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning rule be overturned?

If a lawsuit against Marin County, California succeeds in the Supreme Court, the New York policy could be vulnerable.

New York City

Policy

Will the New York City Council cap real estate broker rental fees?

City Councilman Keith Powers introduced a bill to cap at one month’s rent the amount renters pay in broker fees, but the real estate industry is lobbying aggressively against it and the outcome remains uncertain.

New York State

Opinion

The landlords' improbable lawsuit against rent regulations should fail

The lawsuit against New York City and New York state, filed by a collection of real estate interests, to overturn the new rent regulations should be laughed out of court, but it might find a sympathetic audience among conservative jurists, writes the University of Washington’s Scott Lemieux.

New York City

Policy

Why don’t owners of super-luxury apartments pay their fair share of taxes?

There’s a systematic, widespread under-assessment of New York City’s most expensive homes. Forcing the owners to pay their fair share of the city’s property-tax burden seems like a political no-brainer, but here’s why it can’t be fixed without a larger reform.

New York State

Policy

What do the new rent regulations mean, literally?

New Yorkers are getting accustomed to a whole new set of rules after a slew of reforms to protect tenants passed in Albany last week. To make the transition easier, City & State defined a list of key terms to gain a better understanding of what the future holds for the state’s tenants and landlords.

New York City

Opinion

Housing can’t be totally solved by the federal government

Some of the Democratic presidential candidates believe the housing crisis can be solved through federal action. Here’s what they get right, get wrong and can’t do, according to retired New York City planner and current NYU visiting scholar Eric Kober.

Real estate

Policy

Can New York rein in big real estate?

As rent regulations come up for renewal, tenant advocates and their progressive allies in Albany are pushing for extensive reforms – and real estate is on the defensive for the first time in years.

New York State

Policy

The internal rift over rent regulations

Democratic lawmakers agree they are racing against time to renew New York state rent laws before they expire on June 15. If it doesn’t happen before then, rent regulations could wind up in the “Big Ugly” – and the risk is growing by the day.

Housing

Opinion

In rent regulation fight, it’s not just Democrats vs. Republicans

The GOP was the go-to ally for landlords and developers — but it’s always more complicated, writes City & State's editor-in-chief.

New York State

Politics

The 2019 session countdown

In this year’s session countdown, we identify the biggest bills that are still up for debate – and assess how likely they are to pass in the final weeks of the session.

New York City

Opinion

Instead of fighting landlords, state legislators should fight to increase housing

Tighter rent regulation could exacerbate the shortage of rental housing available to new in-migrants. Instead, New York should force high-rent communities to allow more new housing, writes Eric Kober, a retired New York City planner and visiting scholar at NYU.

New York State Assembly

Opinion

Assembly should pass ‘rent justice’ platform

The state Legislature can finally reverse decades of policymaking driven by the influence of the real estate industry and set standards in law for when evictions are appropriate, write Assembly members Catalina Cruz and Harvey Epstein.

New York State

Policy

Will rent regulations be tightened?

New York’s rent regulation laws – which have a long, and at times convoluted, past – are up for renewal in June. Here’s a guide to the history of those laws, what they say now, and where they may go from here.

Jumaane Williams

Politics

Is Jumaane Williams made of Teflon?

Why an array of criticisms being thrown at Jumaane Williams may not spook progressive voters.

New York State

Policy

Will Albany pass any legislation to regulate Airbnb?

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is taking another shot with his Airbnb-backed bill.

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