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State officials hear public comments on marijuana

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/21 12:57A
Several dozen speakers overwhelmingly supported adult use of marijuana at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on Thursday—the first of several listening sessions to be held in New York City,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Commercial rent control's fundamental flaws

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/20 2:24P Greg David
In the late 1980s Ruth Messinger, who was then on the New York City Council, was pushing a proposal to impose rent controls on commercial space to save small businesses from being pushed out by... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York startups continue to rake in VC funding

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/19 6:45A Tom Acitelli
New York City-based startups have closed about 850 venture capital funding deals this year totaling $9.1 billion, according to the city Economic Development Corp. That puts New York firms on pace to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Think tank pushes plans to get city out of debt

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/18 3:48P Will Bredderman
The Citizens Budget Commission wants to get New York City back in black.A new report rolls out a host of proposals the fiscally conservative think tank says would help the municipal government crawl... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC homeowners have unrealistic expectations: report

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/18 1:39P Joe Anuta
New York City home prices have more than recovered from the financial crisis 10 years ago, a report released by StreetEasy Tuesday showed. But the gains failed to beat the stock market and current... To view the full story, click the title link.

Blackstone agrees to $500 million NYC apartment deal

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/18 11:36A
Blackstone Group LP has agreed to buy an apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm sees the 1,300-unit... To view the full story, click the title link.

Manafort sacrifices NY properties in plea deal

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/17 6:08A Tom Acitelli
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is forfeiting four residential properties in New York City and one in the Hamptons as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors... To view the full story, click the title link.

City needs to do the math before renewing PLAs

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/16 11:47P
To the editor:  Building Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera recently wrote that Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have resulted in “savings of more than 9% on New York City projects... To view the full story, click the title link.

City doubling pension fund investments in climate change solutions

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/13 4:52P
New York City plans to double the share of its pension fund invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other industries that aim to combat global warming. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city... To view the full story, click the title link.

Blackstone agrees to $500 million NYC apartment deal

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/11 9:54A
Blackstone Group LP has agreed to buy an apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm sees the 1,300-unit... To view the full story, click the title link.

City official: Why haven't Kushners, others paid their fines?

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/7 8:25P
p A day after The Associated Press reported the Kushner family real estate firm owes over a half-million dollars in unpaid fines to New York City, an official is calling for a probe into the... To view the full story, click the title link.

How the construction industry is coping with a labor shortage

CrainsNewYork.com (Education) 9/7 8:25P
p New York City has a record-breaking construction budget this year, according to Carlo Scissura, president and chief executive of the New York Building Congress, a nearly 100-year-old... To view the full story, click the title link.
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