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Rep. Maloney Says SALT Cap Reform is on the One-Yard Line

December 6, 2021

BEDFORD HILLS—At a press conference earlier today (Dec. 6), U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-18) expressed confidence that the reform of the unpopular SALT Cap is at hand. There have been reports that Senate Democrats are at odds over the particulars of how to reform the SALT Cap, which is to be part of President…

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Danskammer Energy Appeals State’s Air Permit Denial

November 29, 2021

NEWBURGH—While environmental groups and state politicians, including Gov. Kathy Hochul praised the decision in late October by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to deny a key air permit for the Danskammer Energy project here, key business, trade and economic development organizations have lined up in support of Danskammer’s recently filed appeal of…

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Governor Signs New Loft Protection Law

December 8, 2021

ALBANY—New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Dec. 7 the recent enactment of legislation (S.6950/A.7667) that makes it unlawful to disrupt or fail to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units and allows tenants to pursue a claim in New York City Housing Court. The bill, which was signed into law…

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December Legislative Update

December 8, 2021

The end of the legislative year in Washington D.C. is at hand and as of this writing Congress passed a landmark infrastructure bill that President Biden signed into law. This was indeed ground-breaking. The country has not had a multi-year infrastructure bill since President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2005. Billions…

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Weichert, Realtors Announces September's Regional Achievements

December 6, 2021

Joe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Rockland County Regional Office and two top-producing sales associates were recognized for outstanding achievement at the regional level in September. The Rockland County Regional Office, which is managed by Karen McCabe, led the Weichert sales region in listings for the month. Individually, Karina Bulaevsky…

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Governor Signs New Loft Protection Law

December 8, 2021

ALBANY—New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Dec. 7 the recent enactment of legislation (S.6950/A.7667) that makes it unlawful to disrupt or fail to provide essential services and habitability for interim multiple dwelling units and allows tenants to pursue a claim in New York City Housing Court. The bill, which was signed into law…

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Viewpoints

Robert Withers

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Repurposing CRE Assets in the Current Market: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

November 30, 2021

COVID-19’s impact on the local and national CRE market has decreased the relevance of CRE assets. Many assets simply don’t “work” in today’s post-pandemic environment. That doesn’t mean however that there isn’t a “life after death” for these locations. Indeed, they can hold much purpose, if you’re an owner or developer who’s thinking outside the…

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Crystal Hawkins Syska

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Are You Thankful?

November 18, 2021

Turkey Day, as I like to call it, is upon us. This is the time of year when many Americans sit down with friends and family to think about what they are thankful for and gorge themselves on tasty vittles. It also can be a very, very stressful time and can trigger deep sorrowful episodes…

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Real Estate In-Depth

New York State to Launch $539 Million Homeowners Assistance Fund

December 7, 2021

ALBANY—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Dec. 6 that New York State is the first state in the nation to receive U.S. Department of the Treasury's approval to launch its Homeowner Assistance Fund, a program that will provide up to $539 million to help eligible homeowners avert mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, and displacement. Applications…

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