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Democrats Take Control of State Senate, Cuomo Pledges to End Vacancy Decontrol

November 26, 2018    

The Democrats seized control of the New York State Senate with the recent election by winning eight Republican-held seats. With the victory, Democrats have a decisive majority in the state Senate. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is expected to become the Senate majority leader, making her the...

Most New Apartments Concentrated in Brooklyn, Queens Neighborhoods

November 26, 2018    

According to a new report from Localize.city, more than half of the new units expected to open by 2020 are concentrated in just 10 neighborhoods. All but one in the Lower East Side are in Queens or Brooklyn. In all, New York is expected to get 31,000 new units by 2020. The wave continues to...

Mayor Appoints Senior Advisor for Citywide Lead Prevention

November 26, 2018    

Mayor de Blasio recently announced that Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia will be named Senior Advisor for Citywide Lead Prevention to coordinate citywide efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure to zero. Since 2005, there has been a nearly 90 percent decrease in the number of New York...

Landlord v. Tenant: December 2018

November 26, 2018