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Op-ed: Today's 5G expansion is the key to tomorrow's New York City

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/24 7:03A Julie Samuels , Nick Colvin
Hype about 5G-enabled technologies changing the world began long before 5G rollout: augmented reality would blur boundaries between physical and digital spaces, connected cars would end traffic jams, and our toasters would talk to our...

Developer seeks rezoning for 400K-square-foot Queens project

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/14 7:32A Eddie Small
A Queens-based developer hopes to transform a retail site in the borough into a sprawling, mixed-use project with more than 300 housing units. RJ Capital Holdings is seeking to rezone a swath of Queens Boulevard in Briarwood for a 17-story...

How ‘Sammy’s Law’ could change speed limits on city streets

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/13 12:48A Caroline Spivack
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed a much-anticipated bill that will empower New York City to set its own speed limits below the state minimum of 25 mph. Albany lawmakers passed Sammy’s Law last month as part of the state budget following a...

Hotel-tech exec books Brooklyn Heights townhouse for $10M

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/8 8:29A C. J. Hughes
An executive at a unicorn-level startup is behind another relative rarity: a Brooklyn townhouse deal. Richard Valtr, founder of Mews Systems, a 12-year-old software company servicing hotels that claims to have recently hit a $1.2 billion...

Deals of the Day: May 8

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/8 7:55A Julianne Cuba, C. J. Hughes, Edd
Leases QVC inks lease by Bryant Park Address: 1450 Broadway, Manhattan Landlord: ZG Capital Partners Tenant: QVC Lease size: 13,357 square feet Asset type: Office Brokers: CBRE's Ramsey Feher represented the tenant. A JLL team led by Mitchell...

Brooklyn lawmaker Zellnor Myrie moves to challenge Adams in 2025

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 5/8 5:15A Nick Garber
Brooklyn State senator Zellnor Myrie is taking steps to challenge Mayor Eric Adams for re-election in 2025, further complicating Adams’ already uncertain hopes for a second term amid sagging approval ratings. Myrie, a 37-year-old progressive,...

Adams defends Randy Mastro as opposition builds to lawyer’s nomination

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 4/23 10:11A Nick Garber
Mayor Eric Adams’ administration went on the offensive Tuesday as he prepares to nominate Randy Mastro, an attorney with a long and controversial career, to be the city’s top lawyer. Despite opposition by the City Council, Adams’ administration...

Bloomberg housing policy faces harsh reassessment as shortage worsens

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 4/8 12:48A Nick Garber
Mayor Eric Adams rarely speaks ill of Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor with whom he enjoys a warm relationship . But a top Adams official delivered a barely concealed rebuke recently to one of Bloomberg’s most consequential legacies: changing...

The New York City restaurants where politicians call themselves regulars

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 3/21 8:55A Jack Grieve
Mayor Eric Adams' go-to New York restaurant is a Black-owned vegan spot where he orders curry chickpeas and candied yams. New York City Comptroller Brad Lander frequents a hot new Indian opening in Park Slope. And Manhattan Borough President Mark...

Most New Yorkers say they're worse off than before the pandemic

CrainsNewYork.com (Real Estate) 3/19 9:21A Aaron Elstein
Barbara Blair is mad as hell about the state of Midtown and isn’t going to take it anymore. “There’s general disorder and mayhem,” the president of the Garment District Alliance said  at a Crain’s  Power Breakfast Tuesday morning. She noted the...
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