Scaffold Law reform considered by House Judiciary; N.Y. law covers construction falls

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.

By |2018-01-30T16:56:57-04:00January 30th, 2018|City Business, Construction, New York City, News|0 Comments

Cahill Blog: Election 2017

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.

UPDATE: New Reporting on 421-A Affordable Housing Legislation

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.

By |2016-11-17T09:27:54-04:00November 17th, 2016|City Business, Construction, News|0 Comments

Crain’s: Cuomo Reaches a Deal to Revive Lucrative Real Estate Tax Break

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 [...]

By |2016-11-11T12:35:58-04:00November 11th, 2016|City Business, Construction, News|0 Comments

Cahill Strategies 2016 Election Update

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.

Never Too Late to Think Like Robert Moses – CRAIN’s 12 Visions from 12 Firms On Thinking Big

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

By |2016-11-03T08:08:18-04:00November 3rd, 2016|City Business, Construction, News|0 Comments