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 […]
Mahmoud Kasem, 36, owner of Al Aqsa, a Palestinian restaurant in Bay Ridge, said he was trying his best to go through the motions, coming into the restaurant from his home in Bayside, Queens and chatting up customers. “But inside it’s boiling, it’s like a volcano,” he said, speaking outside the restaurant on a Thursday […]
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday enthusiastically embraced New York City’s request to temporarily suspend the city’s decades-old “right to shelter” agreement in response to the wave of asylum seekers who have inundated the system. Last week, Mayor Eric Adams asked a court to let the city pause the protocol, enacted in the early 1980s, that […]
Parents, public officials and climate advocates all say the mayor and his team were ill-prepared for the effects of a storm that was on the radar days before.
Through government ownership of land in Brooklyn’s Gowanus and Staten Island’s North Shore, the mayor and governor provide financial relief to developers despite 421-a program’s expiration.
THE CITY in 2021 highlighted the story of David Herion and how his alleged victim, Carolyn Jones, had pushed to get him home to his family.
New York promised to put independent businesses at the heart of the legal pot industry. Now major medical marijuana companies are making their play amid the state’s stalled retail launch.
Co-hosts Christina Greer and Katie Honan break down another jam-packed week in New York City, covering plans for migrant housing, questionable donors to Mayor Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign, and who holds down the city when the mayor, for a variety of possible reasons, cannot. Subscribe to the FAQ NYC podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or wherever podcasts are […]
City officials have been begging for a ‘statewide decompression’ strategy for months, but the governor rebuffed it Thursday.
Local officials oppose the planned shelter, saying it is a remote place to house people.