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Ink Property Group will pay up to $1.75 million for illegally buying out rent-stabilized tenants, deregulating their units, and lying to lenders to finance dozens of additions to their portfolio, New York Attorney General Leticia James announced this week. more
Manhattan law firm Kucker, Marino, Winiarsky & Bittens LLP will pay $50,000 for sending misleading letters to hundreds of tenants in the Bronx for giving them a false sense of security and bad legal advice regarding their rent-stabilization status, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced June 17. more
Despite a high court decision to toss out the new, hotly contest state and congressional district maps, area politicians are going forward with the upcoming June primary under the current maps. more
We don’t hear about Republicans too often in the Bronx, but they are here — and they have a rather big voice when it comes to politics in the rest of the state. more
A consultant with one of the most active developers in this part of the Bronx is about to take on a new position. Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrión Jr., is set to become the next commissioner of the city's housing preservation and development department. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
We’ve elected a new mayor, some new council members, and even renewed our commitment to some of our existing city officials. But don’t take a breath yet. The ink’s not even dry on the ballot ovals, and already we’re looking ahead to 2022 where we’re guaranteed some significant shake-ups in Albany, even if the incumbent in the executive chamber stays put. more
New York City hasn't even finished the 2021 election, but a number of eyes are turning to state races next year with state attorney general Letitia James already jumping into the race for governor, with others like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams not far behind.  more
The main issue is an ineffectual enforcement of ethics rules, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi says. But who's to blame? The Joint Commission on Public Ethics. And Biaggi wants to change it. more
Just after midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul — who started her political career on the town board of a Buffalo suburb nearly 30 years ago — made history as the state's first female governor. She succeeds Andrew Cuomo, whose decade-long leadership ended in scandal. more
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