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Taking steps toward commercial rent tax reform

Generally speaking, smart tax policies at the city level seek to ensure fairness while properly balancing the needs of individuals, tenants, and property owners with the needs of local government. Unfortunately, that is not currently the case when...

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My real estate pet peeve: Greed

By Heidi Burkhart, founder and president, Dane Real Estate The real estate industry as a whole is often portrayed as being full of greedy people who try to hone in on each other’s properties, listings, deals and money. No matter what industry you...

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A Stronger Plan to Revitalize East Midtown

This Thursday’s meeting of the Manhattan Borough Board marks another step in the closely watched public review process that will determine the future of East Midtown.  In January, the Department of City Planning certified the Greater East...

The Javitz Center got a green renovation

A better and bigger Javits Center cost free

By Harry Langer New York State’s latest expansion plan for the Javits Convention Center is another colossal waste of taxpayer funds and public property. Recently, NYS wasted $500,000,000 on the repair and expansion of this facility without meeting...