As the City of New York negotiates the housing budget amidst an unprecedented homelessness crisis, homeless activists from the House Our Future NY campaign interrupted a budget hearing held by the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee. Led by Nathylin Flowers Adesegun–the homeless 73-year old
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Adam C. McFadden, and George H. Moses, both of Rochester, NY, were charged by criminal complaint with wire
Maloney Announces Nearly $4 Million FEMA Investment for Microgrid Installation in Four Corners Area...
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced an investment of $3,998,729.00 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the state of New York to fund the construction of
Following news yesterday that Amazon has abandoned its plans to open its HQ2 headquarters in New York City, U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that the Ulster County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Youth Development grants. The Ulster County Youth Bureau administers the Youth Development Program (YDP) and Runaway & Homeless Shelter (RHYA) funding from OCFS and Ulster County to support youth programs
Mayor de Blasio announced today that his administration financed 34,160 affordable homes last year, setting a new high-water mark for affordable housing production in New York City. This includes a record for both new construction, with 10,099 new homes financed
The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting on January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., regarding the Real Estate Appraisal profession. The meeting will take place at the following locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany; 65 Court Street, Buffalo; and, 123 William Street, New York City. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of these locations.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Kenneth Zebrowski announced that the Assembly will today pass legislation that would allow local governments and school districts to give furloughed federal employees a temporary extension to pay their property taxes
On the 30th day of a needless government shutdown, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer pushed a new plan to protect 800,000 federal workers, thousands across New York, and their families
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection today issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. When weather becomes this cold, some consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm -- propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills brought inside. Carbon monoxide poisoning and residential fires may have lethal consequences if such devices are used improperly.
"We're saying no to empty buildings filled with voids simply to give the 1% better views while leaving the rest of us in their shadow. “There is something wrong when developers would rather build empty spaces to prop up the wealthy rather than building the affordable housing that 99% of New Yorkers need.
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) was elected by his fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to serve as the next Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard, the regulation of seafaring vessels and their crews, the regulation of commerce and the merchant marine, and more
Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo today announced that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has fined SN Servicing Corp., a New York State-registered mortgage loan servicer, $100,000 for failing to maintain two properties in Gloversville, N.Y., under New York’s Abandoned Property Relief Act, which requires banks and mortgage services to fulfill certain maintenance obligations at “zombie” properties.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the December 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows no change in short-term inflation expectations and a slight uptick in medium-term inflation expectations
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,532,078 in federal funding for the City of Utica. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to help remove or address lead hazards in 180 housing units for low and very low-income families throughout Utica.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda
Rep. Katko: Farm Bill Provides Economic Development, Infrastructure Investment Opportunities for Wayne County
U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, Wayne County has been added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding opportunities. The designation was included in the text of the bicameral Farm Bill released today.
MAYOR DE BLASIO AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO GUIDE AMAZON HEADQUARTERS...
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the formation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to share information and solicit ongoing community input about Amazon’s planned headquarters project in Long Island City, Queens.
The Department of Civil Service today announced the New York State Career Opportunities in Engineering Program, a new civil service exam program that will provide qualified engineers with immediate and continuous access to a wide array of job opportunities across state government. More than 250 engineering positions are expected to be filled statewide over the next six months
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the November 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows little change in short- and medium- term inflation expectations, but generally more pessimistic housing and labor market expectations.
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that George H. Moses, 50, of Rochester, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with making false statements to Special Agents of the FBI. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine
Jennifer Brown, Founding Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, to Depart After More...
Jennifer Brown, the first and only Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), will leave this fall after more than a dozen years of service to the neighborhood. Ms. Brown will begin work next month as Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID, working in the area where she and her family live.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data released the August 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows a slight increase in the medium-term inflation expectations.
The de Blasio Administration and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today celebrated the City Council’s approval of the Inwood neighborhood rezoning, the City’s plan to ensure Inwood remains an affordable, attractive neighborhood for working and immigrant families.
The New York State housing market posted a solid first half of the year with 60,043 closed sales, falling only 3.8 percent behind the 2017 record sales pace, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price continued to grow though the first six months of 2018, climbing 8.9 percent from the first half of 2017 to reach $262,500