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A new subway station at 41st Street and 10th Avenue as part of the extension of the No. 7 subway line is not dead yet.
The main lobbying arm of the real estate industry, the Real Estate Board of New York, has been pushing for months for the Bloomberg administration to build out a second Read More
At a real estate lunch at the New York Bar Association last week, Bob Knakal, chairman of brokerage Massey Knakal, stood up and asked attendees to sign a petition to help find money to build a new $800 million station along the No. 7 line on Manhattan’s far West Side—one of many a Read More
It’s been two years since the chairman of the New York State Independence Party, Frank MacKay, cut his hair and removed his earrings. At the time, he was traveling around the country, trying to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign, and he realized that he’d be taken more seriously if he looked less Read More
To anyone closely watching the recent City Council elections, a small set of races took an interesting turn in the summer. The Independence Party of New York, typically something of a passive player in city politics, suddenly became actively involved in outer-borough contests, pushing hard for four or five candidates in the Democratic primary that Read More
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Real Estate Board of New York, the industry’s most powerful lobby and one of the city’s few remaining old boys’ clubs, will hand over its chairmanship to a member of—egad!—the opposite sex.
The board’s executive committee on Sept. 8 officially named Mary Ann Tighe, CEO Read More
The Bloomberg administration has endorsed a long-discussed bill that would require landlords to allow tenants the right to bring bikes into commercial buildings. The endorsement was made Monday at a City Council hearing by Janette Sadik-Kahn, Mayor Bloomberg’s notably active transportation commissioner who is coating the city with fresh bike lanes.
The bill, which Read More
To have landlords team up with tenants doesn’t generally seem like a very plausible notion; as political forces, after all, the two constituencies spend much of their time opposing each other on an array of policies.
But, on Wednesday morning, Steve Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, the politically powerful Read More
The Ingenie nominations – annual source of anxiety, jealousy and sometimes even joy for the commercial real estate world – are in.
The winners of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Ingenious Deals of the Year Awards will be announced on April 28 at the 101 Club, the Kodak Theatre of city Read More
On Wednesday, Steven Spinola, the president of the Real Estate Board of New York, was sorting out some of the final details before the organization’s annual banquet tonight, the event of the real estate world. (Some have also taken to calling it the “liars’ ball” for all the tall tales real estate types regale each Read More
With national and statewide victories, millions in Democratic-heavy New York City found November’s first week to be a jubilant one. But for leaders of the city’s real estate industry, two events were cause for wincing: Republicans in the State Senate, who long espoused policies friendly to landlords, lost control to Democrats; then, the next day, Read More