Friday, December 30, 2016

ProPublica: Why Big Developers Give $$$ to Politicians

Why Developers of Manhattan 
Luxury Towers Give Millions to 
Upstate Candidates
A first-of-its-kind analysis shows just how tactical the real-
estate industry is about bankrolling state legislators who will 
protect its $1.4 billion tax break and weaken rent laws.

by Cezary Podkul and Derek Kravitz, ProPublica, and 
Will Parker, The Real Deal, Dec. 30, 2016, 8 a.m.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Fateful Vote that Made NYC Rents So High

The Fateful Vote That Made 

New York City Rents So High

A 1994 City Council vote enabling landlords 
to dodge limits on rent increases has had a 
profound impact on the lives of New Yorkers.