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Articles about "Affordable Housing"

  • Big Changes for East New York? By Zain Ul-Arifeen | July 19, 2016

    East New York will be the first of fifteen neighborhoods to be rezoned under Mayor Bill De Blasio's plan to sustain the city's economic diversity while giving an economic boost to underserved neighborhoods.

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  • Airbnb’s Legal and Ethical Woes: A Story of Dramatic Expansion and Timely Reality Checks By Zain Ul-Arifeen | July 12, 2016

    In the age of the sharing economy, its flag-bearer finds itself in murky legal and ethical waters with governments and housing interests.

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  • Ain’t Nothing Going On But the Rent By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 20, 2016

    Everyone knows rents are rising, gentrification is happening, but what's the nitty-gritty of these complex phenomena?

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  • Zoning Law Revisions: Killing Two Birds with One Stone? By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 13, 2016

    We discuss de Blasio's revisions to the Zoning Resolution, how they might please proponents of affordable housing and new construction developers at the same time.

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  • The Paradox of HDFC Affordable Housing By Nikko Espina | March 24, 2016

    HDFC apartments are the most unique and selective form of affordable housing.

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  • 2016 New York Real Estate Predictions By Nikko Espina | February 15, 2016

    It’s only February, but 2016 predictions for NYC real estate have been swirling since December. These are the top real estate predictions for 2016.

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  • Alicia Glen Strikes Delicate Balance as Deputy Mayor By Samantha Brown | June 20, 2014

    As the city’s new deputy mayor for housing and economic development, Alicia Glen certainly has her work cut out for her.

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  • MANAR's Global Symposium: What You Missed By Kamini Ramdeen | March 27, 2014

    Recently, Elegran Edge had the chance to attend the Manhattan Association of Realtors (MANAR) Global Symposium. The symposium itself was held in the poorly lit but spacious McGraw Hill Conference Center on the Avenue of the Americas or simply Sixth Avenue.

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  • Update: Mayor de Blasio Names Real Estate Related Cabinet Members By Kamini Ramdeen | March 21, 2014

    One message that has been on the mind of developers in NYC regarding Mayor de Blasio is the issue of affordable housing. De Blasio during his campaign had announced his support and his plan of creating over 200,000 units of affordable housing. This could be thought of as a rather lofty goal considering that under Bloomberg only 5,000 affordable units were created, and that was over a span of three-terms.

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  • NYC's Debacle: Affordable Housing By Kamini Ramdeen | March 13, 2014

    Mayor de Blasio stated during his campaign that he intends to create a program that will develop 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next 10 years. The mayor’s housing team has a May 2014 deadline to formulate the plan to bring those 200,000 units into reality. The question knocking on everyone’s noggin is how is this possible if during Bloomberg’s three terms there were less than 5,000 units of affordable housing created. Not that there wasn’t a lot on the plate of our new mayor already, but will he able to live up to his goal?

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