Posted inBrooklyn

Sunset Park Fire Sale Fails, Leaving Condo Owners and and Tenants Empty-Handed

Eight years ago, Max Plyshevsky moved into a light-filled two-bedroom corner apartment in Sunset Park. It was the first place the divorcee owned by himself. It was his haven, with room for his daughter when she came to visit. He invested his savings into the fourth-floor condo and figured he had a nest egg. But […]

Posted inDepartment of Sanitation

Less Compost, More Methane Gas and Landfill Loom in Proposed Budget Cuts

The city sanitation department’s proposal to eliminate funding for community composting means most food waste collected through public programs will become gas or landfill, not compost. Under proposed budget cuts as part of a wider agenda to trim city spending, community compost organizations — GrowNYC, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, BIG Reuse and Earth […]

Posted inThe Deed Finders

Hochul Signs Bill Giving Prosecutors More Power to Halt Deed Theft Evictions

New York State is moving to combat deed theft. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed into law a bill that aims to give prosecutors more latitude to go after fraudulent real estate transactions — and keep homeowners in their homes. Sponsored by Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Helene Weinstein and co-authored by Attorney General […]

Posted inImpact

Queens Public Administrator to Depose Speculator Bros About Forgery Claims Uncovered by THE CITY

A home in Douglaston, Queens, estimated to be worth more than a million dollars, has become the focal point of a showdown between city officials and a trio of real estate speculators accused of predatory practices and fraud. Through an LLC called The Queens Foundation, one of those speculators had acquired interests in the property […]

Posted inEnvironment

Uncertain Future for Solar, Wind Projects as New York Rejects Funding Boost

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday rejected a request by developers of wind and solar for a financial boost. The decision by the commission, which regulates utilities and oversees rates, raises questions over whether the key clean energy projects — planned around the state and in the Atlantic Ocean — will move forward […]