But the real estate lobby’s money could prove to be an obstacle. The Real Estate Board of New York’s super political action committee pledged to spend $10 million in 2013, injecting an unprecedented amount of corporate money into neighborhood races. The 10 biggest landlords and developers in New York together donated about $6.5 million to political campaigns between 2013 and 2014, according to a Commercial Observer analysis from 2015. In 2016, ProPublica identified $21 million in real estate donations to New York state candidates and party committees since 2000 ― a staggering demonstration of how industry players secured tax breaks and weakened rent laws. … [Read more...] about 2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers.
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The bill imposes a one-year ceiling on non-wheelchair-accessible ride-hailing vehicles while the city undertakes a study on the impacts of ride-hailing. Uber had objected to the proposal, arguing it would increase wait times and make rides harder to find in neighborhoods across the city. … [Read more...] about New York City Council passes cap on Uber and Lyft
Snapchat's parent company, Snap, told The Washington Post in a statement that the map relies on third-party data from OpenStreetMap, which had been vandalized. "This defacement is deeply offensive and entirely contrary to our values, and we want to apologize to any members of our community who saw it. We are working with our partner Mapbox to fix this as quickly as possible," Snap said. … [Read more...] about Snapchat’s maps display an anti-Semitic label for New York City; app says it was vandalized
The $15,000 a month rent isn't hard to recoup considering that a single shoot in the space can cost a brand anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000, Segar said. The home includes a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a roof deck with views of Lower Manhattan. The space is on the top floor of a building to maximize photographic light and is already booked though December. … [Read more...] about Instagrammers flock to New York City penthouse to increase their influence