On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up Republican John Faso’s H.R. 3088, the Infrastructure Expansion Act. The legislation targets New York’s so-called “Scaffold Law,” which imposes absolute liability for property owners and contractors for injuries sustained by workers.
Nationally, the 2017 election is being called a blue wave. Here in New York, it is more like a two-level pool. On the shallow end, near-record low turnout in New York City where tepid enthusiasm for winner Bill de Blasio kept voters out of the water.
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Despite proud and glowing announcements by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, sources confirmed to The Real Deal that they did not actually reach a consensus on a new deal for the 421a tax abatement last week due to differing interpretations on which projects would qualify.
The recent deal struck between Governor Cuomo, REBNY and the Unions on the 421-tax credit resulted in many questions from the industry. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide ongoing information, as follows:
From Crain's New York Business: An agreement on 421-a would have to be approved by the Legislature Gov. Andrew Cuomo has brokered an agreement between the city's real estate lobby and the building trades union to revive 421-a, a controversial property tax break for developers that the city and many in the industry believe is [...]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on measures under the Build It Back program that officials hope will streamline the effort to address Superstorm Sandy damage still left unrepaired.
The 2016 election cycle has been one of the most tumultuous in recent history not only on the national stage, but in the N.Y. Metro and Long Island regions.
Seeking some kind of way to stem the tide of homeless residents in the city, the de Blasio administration has begun to require buildings that get 421-a tax credits to house homeless families.
Did "Thinking Big" die with Robert Moses? We sure hope not. In the pursuit of infrastructure improvement, quality of life and large-scale innovation, Crain's New York business showcases 12 visions from 12 different firms of projects worthy of Empire State significance