JAM News

Thursday, October 15, 2020

NYC Public Advocate calling for stricter building inspection regs with new bills

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams introduced two new bills that would increase fines against landlords who don’t remedy building code violations and would force them to address outstanding violations within 24 hours.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Downtown Manhattan’s Different Sectors Feel Each Other’s Pain

The pandemic wreaks havoc on the real estate symbiosis that has served the area so well since 9/11

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New York Blood Center Plans Expansion on Upper East Side

Mayor de Blasio’s administration is focusing on life-science industry as cornerstone of city’s pandemic recovery

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Manhattan Emptied Out During the Pandemic. But Big Tech Is Moving In.

The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New York City mayor's race heats up with first candidate forum

With national focus on the presidential election, the race to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked into high gear Tuesday night as seven candidates took questions on policing, real estate and economic recovery in the first public forum of the 2021 contest.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Rezonings Should Strengthen Affordability, Say Manhattan BP Candidates

New York, NY—Land use and development in Manhattan have proven to be a political hot potato because while developers say that new construction is necessary for Manhattan’s continued growth, local residents and activists say that the new construction makes their neighborhoods unaffordable.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Andrew Cuomo, the King of New York

The Governor has been widely praised for his response to COVID. But his critics see a would-be authoritarian obsessed with settling scores.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Councilman who helped kill Industry City development explores mayoral bid

The Brooklyn Democratic councilman who helped kill a Sunset Park development project that promised 15,000 jobs is exploring a mayoral run, The Post has learned.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Will SoHo Be the Site of New York City’s Next Battle Over Development?

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to rezone SoHo to accommodate new affordable housing in a wealthy, white neighborhood.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Business Leaders Feel Sidelined in New York City’s Recovery

Mayor Bill de Blasio is said to have given a cold shoulder to some executives offering assistance. New York City’s business leaders have looked for ways to help the city during its looming financial crisis, as they have done previously in tough times, but some say they haven’t found much of a partner in Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Reports of NYC’s real estate market crash have been greatly exaggerated

If you read most click-bait headlines, the Big Apple residential property scene appears on the brink of collapse.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Audit Finds City Left $1.4 Billion In Uncollected Fines For Nuisance Violations On The Table

The city left an estimated $1.4 billion in fines linked to quality of life issues uncollected even as it remains in dire financial straits, according to an audit by the Department of Investigation.

Friday, October 2, 2020

New York City’s downgrade by Moody’s no surprise, observers say

New York City’s downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, municipal bond and budget analysts say, underscores the need for the city to look within for efficiencies even if it receives state or federal help.

Friday, February 7, 2020

NYC’s real estate industry reels from broker’s fee ban

Here’s how the real estate industry is reacting to the broker’s fee ban