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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

More than half New York's vaccines doses remain unused

More than half New York's vaccines doses remain unused

Sunday, January 3, 2021

40 Questions for New York Politics in 2021

While we ask dozens of questions at the start of each year about what lies ahead in New York politics, as we look ahead to 2021 many of the 50 questions we had for 2020 are on the table again, either because they are evergreen or because the pandemic froze so much of political life in place. Some of those questions are repeated below, some aren’t, even if they are applicable.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

NYC’s biggest real estate finance deals of 2020

New York’s commercial real estate market took a beating in 2020. In one indicator, the 10 largest investment sales of the year totaled $5 billion, a 37 percent dropoff from the $8 billion the previous year. Not surprisingly, finance deals dropped off considerably this year, as well. The 10 largest loans in New York totaled $7.9 billion, about 28 percent less than the $10.9 billion from the previous year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

How should New York be preparing for the UK coronavirus variant?

The seemingly more transmissible variant is in the United States.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Here’s an under-the-radar government loan program that could save your small business

Lisa Lindo needed a plan and, most of all, money to transform her corporate-event catering business. Coming up with the plan wasn’t hard: She would teach people to mix cocktails at home using kits with glasses and shakers sent in the mail. But coming up with the money to pay for the kits was difficult. Federal small-business assistance is all but tapped out, and online lenders touting their eagerness to help didn’t respond to Lindo’s pleas for aid.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

New Jersey beckons as New York City employers explore satellite office options

From working remotely to the creation of socially distanced offices, commercial real estate has been on the front lines of some of the key trends brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

This New York Union Is Taking 35% Pay Cuts for More Work

Laborers’ Local 79 hopes new deal can help unions reclaim lost market share in residential construction.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Indoor dining could be halted amid a surge in Covid cases

More restrictions are on the way for city businesses, including a possible halt of indoor dining, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “I’m sorry to tell you, for the sake of those business owners it’s just a matter of time, and it’s very likely to be in the next week or two,” de Blasio said. The warning came a day after the city halted in-person learning in schools, and after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the city might face more restrictions.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

950-unit Gowanus project to go 100% affordable

One of the largest projects on its way to Gowanus will now consist entirely of affordable housing, according to the city. Gowanus Green, located on city-owned land and designed to contain about 950 units across six buildings, has been in the works for more than a decade.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Getting ‘Black Mayonnaise’ Out of One of America’s Dirtiest Waterways

A long-awaited dredging of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a Superfund site, has begun in earnest. It may not be finished for at least a decade.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

New York workers are most reluctant in U.S. to return to office

Companies in the greater New York City area have had the least success among major U.S. regions bringing employees back to the office, according to a provider of access-control systems.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Curfew on bars, restaurants and gyms imposed statewide

New York bars, restaurants and gyms must close at 10 p.m. statewide starting Friday by order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to a surge of Covid-19 cases. Private parties will be limited to 10 people or less, a restriction already implemented in neighboring states, as an additional measure to slow down the rising infection rate.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pricey neighborhoods see deep discounts on homes

Covid-19 discounts in some of the city's priciest neighborhoods, such as SoHo and Tribeca, are a signal for home shoppers that it's the time to buy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Companies are stockpiling cash before Covid winter hits

One after another, some of the most embattled names in corporate America are racing to raise easy money while they can. With the coronavirus surging anew across the nation, two prominent companies in the stricken travel industry—American Airlines Group Inc. and Carnival Corp.—outlined plans Tuesday to sell stock. Meantime, in the junk bond market, corporations with weak credit ratings are hurrying to lock in today’s ultra-low interest rates.

Monday, November 2, 2020

The major 2021 mayoral contenders

What you need to know about the likely candidates for NYC’s top elected office

Monday, November 2, 2020

Imagining a Second Life for Midtown Manhattan’s Empty Offices

As workers stay home and office buildings sit vacant, some see a new role for New York City’s business district — as a site for affordable housing.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Recovery Agenda: NYC Releases Winter Outdoor Dining Guidance

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the Department of Buildings (DOB), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on Oct. 14 to release thorough guidance for city restaurants planning to stay open and serve customers outdoors with heating devices this fall and winter.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Next Mayor’s Next City Bill de Blasio’s successor can make life easier, nicer, and fairer — or just keep us going the way we were before.

Sometime soon, even as office workers still give each other latitude and exchange muffled greetings through their masks, you may find yourself waiting for an elevator.