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Bill de Blasio may seek higher taxes for owners of vacant lots. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Eyes Steeper Taxes On Vacant Lots

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a message for owners of empty lots zoned for resident construction: Build up or pay up.

11/27/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Poll: De Blasio Maintains Overwhelming Lead Over Lhota A Week Before Election

The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.

10/28/2013

Essex Crossing

Mayor’s Office: New Development Will Revitalize Lower East Side

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Wednesday to develop a large stretch of land on the Lower East Side into a new mixed-use development.

09/18/2013

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Reports: Low-Income Tenants Will Have Separate Door At UWS Tower

Multiple published reports this past week said a planned residential tower on the Upper West Side will include both luxury condos and affordable low-income rental units – but the two groups will be separated with their own entrances to the building.

08/18/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner campaigns in Harlem - May 23, 2013 (credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: A Wide-Ranging Interview With Anthony Weiner

Two years after a sexting scandal drove him from the U.S. House two years ago, Anthony Weiner is now trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.

06/07/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: City Is In Dire Need Of More Affordable Housing

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Sunday presented a plan to preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, thus meeting the city’s demands over the decade to come.

04/28/2013

Cans of Food (file / credit: clipart.com)

Study: Long Island Poor Lack Access To Healthy Food

A forum was held in Garden City Tuesday morning, called “The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island.”

04/09/2013

FILE - A view of residential buildings at Co-op City in the Bronx. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

$621 Million Loan Coming For Co-Op City In The Bronx

Co-Op City in the Bronx, the nation’s largest cooperative housing complex, was set Wednesday to receive a government-insured $621 million loan that will require it to stay in an affordable housing program for decades.

11/28/2012

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Meets With HUD Secretary In Washington

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he came to no agreement with Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about Westchester’s housing desegregation settlement.

07/27/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Fuming Over Housing Settlement

Rob Astorino says he won’t work with a gun to his head.

07/15/2011

Long Island Rail Road Station - Farmingdale, NY (file / credit: MTA)

Farmingdale Looks To Woo Young People With Affordable Housing

Lots of folks already come to the village of Farmingdale on Long Island to shop, eat, and take a nearby Long Island Rail Road train.

07/13/2011

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers To Discuss Veterans Housing Bill

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would give preference to veterans among those seeking affordable or subsidized housing.

02/05/2011

Westchester County Exective Rob Astorino - File / Photo: Westchester County

Westchester Ahead Of Schedule On Affordable Housing

Westchester County officials say they are a year and a half ahead of schedule on the federal housing desegregation settlement.

01/28/2011

Residents of the Father Pat Carroll Green affordable housing development say the found pipes, toilet seats and mufflers in the backyards of their new homes.

New Homeowners Sue Yonkers Over Shoddy Construction

It was supposed to give first-time homebuyers in Yonkers a chance at “the American dream,” but they say when they say when they moved in, the nightmare began.

12/02/2010

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