HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

The City of New York paid $214,475,602 to landlords in calendar year 2016 for rent arrear payments, but the City's Human Resources Administration refused to identify the names of landlords, which received these payments.

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Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

The lobbying firm employed by supporters of the proposed BQX street car service has a prolific history of lobbying the New York City Council, a review of State lobbying records shows.

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Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of the New York City Housing Authority's apartment buildings were rated as being in "troubled" condition, according to inspection data published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

In a year when Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself fighting for his political survival, he minimally extends existing budgetary support for NYCHA, even in the face of a reported Federal investigation into toxic living conditions in New York City's public housing.

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After report that Trump may replace Bharara, REBNY and trade union agree to 421-a revival plan

After report that Trump may replace Bharara, REBNY and trade union agree to 421-a revival plan

After it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump was considering a replacement for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Real Estate Board of New York and a trade union announced a compromise to revive the 421-a tax abatement program that appears patterned after a plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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