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De Blasio talks up commercial rent control in Upper Manhattan

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city's giving small businesses a break—in Upper Manhattan at least. The mayor extolled the benefits of an overlooked aspect of the controversial rezoning of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 10th, 2018

De Blasio talks up commercial rent control in Upper Manhattan

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city's giving small businesses a break—in Upper Manhattan at least. The mayor extolled the benefits of an overlooked aspect of the controversial rezoning of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 10th, 2018

A better answer than commercial rent control

We’ve all seen it, from Flushing to Crown Heights and even to Manhattan’s Upper East Side: the vacant storefront. Streets that were once populated by small businesses serving their unique... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 10th, 2018

Commercial rent control bill to get October hearing

A hearing on a hotly-debated piece of legislation could determine who is really in control of city policy—Mayor Bill de Blasio or Council Speaker Corey Johnson. The City Council confirmed to Crain's... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 17th, 2018

Union comes out against commercial-rent-control bill

A large service workers union plans to testify against the City Council's commercial-rent-control bill next week. The legislation would give commercial tenants the right to a lease renewal, and, if a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

Questions for the council as it considers commercial rent control

On Monday the City Council will hold a hearing on a bill to impose commercial rent control in the city by requiring binding arbitration in rent disputes in an effort to help small retailers. Before... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

NYC"s long-running flirtation with commercial rent control

Debated for decades, commercial rent control is all the rage these days as a potential policy response to the proliferation of retail vacancies and chain stores. The City Council is set to convene a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 16th, 2018

Commercial rent control"s fundamental flaws

In the late 1980s Ruth Messinger, who was then on the New York City Council, was pushing a proposal to impose rent controls on commercial space to save small businesses from being pushed out by... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 20th, 2018

Pols ponder commercial rent control, aka survival of the weakest

Imagine if well-meaning animal lovers became upset at the cycle of life and death on the African plains and persuaded governments there to put an end to it. Various human interventions would protect... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 20th, 2018

Bar association says city lacks authority to establish commercial rent control

The city lacks the legal authority to establish commercial rent control, according to a report released Tuesday by the New York City Bar Association, so a pending bill to give retail tenants power... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 12th, 2018

Major Manhattan rezoning set to pass council

The battle of uptown wound down this afternoon. The City Council prepared to vote through Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial plan to rezone much of the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 8th, 2018

Commercial rent-control bill threatens 100,000 households

The City Council is considering a bill, innocuously titled the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, that would effectively prevent co-operative apartment buildings from managing the commercial spaces... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 25th, 2018

China cryptocurrency mining fading quickly, says paper

With China tightening control on cryptocurrencies and having shut down trading of Bitcoin at the end of September, cryptocurrency mining is dissipating quickly in the country, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report......»»

Category: topSource: digitimesOct 19th, 2018

What building owners need to know about New York’s new energy efficiency law

New York City has taken another step toward becoming a greener city. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law to make public the energy-efficiency ratings of large commercial and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

Judge: Homeless residents have no right to rent cluster-site apartments

As the city phases out a controversial program that placed homeless people in often subpar private housing, a crucial question found its way to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn: Once the de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

Council bill takes aim at shade cast by tall buildings

An Upper Manhattan lawmaker who wants to regulate development near parks introduced a bill Wednesday to create an interagency task force to study the effect of shade on the city's green spaces.The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 18th, 2018

Syria and Jordan Reopen Vital Commercial Corridor

Syria’s resumption of control over a crucial border crossing with Jordan opens the way for a revival of trade between the two countries and beyond.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 15th, 2018

What New York’s imminent energy benchmarking standard means for building owners

New York City has taken another step toward becoming a greener city. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law to make public the energy-efficiency ratings of large commercial and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 15th, 2018

California tenants take rent control fight to the ballot box

An initiative to loosen state restraints on local rent restrictions is the focus of a political battle being fought with tens of millions of dollars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 12th, 2018

California tenants take rent control fight to the ballot box

An initiative to loosen state restraints on local rent restrictions is the focus of a political battle being fought with tens of millions of dollars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 12th, 2018

Gracious Home founder dead at 83

Natan Wekselbaum, the Cuban immigrant who founded what became  on the Upper East Side in 1963 and who left the business in 2010, died earlier this month at his Manhattan home from kidney... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 12th, 2018