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City to announce Greenpoint affordable-housing deal that saves taxpayer dollars

The city is set to announce that a new affordable-housing building, part of the massive 22-acre Greenpoint Landing project in northern Brooklyn, will be created for less city subsidy. It is seen as... To view the full story, click the title link.

Public advocate renews push for private pension pool

Public Advocate Letitia James is renewing her push for a pooled retirement system for pensionless private-sector employees. In recent days, she has testified at a City Council hearing, released a... To view the full story, click the title link.

De Blasio scores last-minute changes to controversial property-tax break

The de Blasio administration secured significant, last-minute changes Thursday to a bill outlining a revamped tax-exemption program known as 421-a, which has been hotly debated in Albany as the state... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York's highest court upholds city's NIssan taxi fleet

New York state's highest court says remaking New York City's yellow cab fleet with Nissan minivans is legal. The Court of Appeals says the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission had the authority... To view the full story, click the title link.

Albany turns a blind eye to acrimonious, anonymous quotes

Mayor Bill de Blasio is "bumbling and incompetent." State lawmakers "have no agenda and no vision." Gov. Andrew Cuomo is "not very effective right now." That is just a sampling of the acrimonious,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Plot of land on Fifth Avenue to be sold for $275M—almost double 2011 price

Joseph Sitt's Thor Equities agreed to sell land on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue for $275 million, almost double the price the firm paid for the property in 2011, according to two people with knowledge of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Port Authority renegotiates $1 a year NJ Transit lease to $875K

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it has reached agreement on a lease for a park-and-ride lot near the Lincoln Tunnel that once went for $1 a year. Authority chairman John Degnan on... To view the full story, click the title link.

Taylor Swift agrees to put '1989' album on Apple Music

Taylor Swift has agreed to put her top-charted album "1989" album on Apple Music, after she convinced Apple Inc. to pay royalties for songs played on its new streaming-music service during a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Misty Copeland's 'Swan Lake' debut may set the stage for her promotion to principal dancer

Swan Lake is always one of the most popular ballets for dance fans. But the whoops and cheers from a packed crowd at the Metropolitan Opera House signaled something more this time. There was palpable... To view the full story, click the title link.

How much carbon dioxide do buildings really emit?

Buildings account for 70% of New York City’s 48 million tons of CO? emissions each year. Outdated structures and utilities are largely to blame, but eco-friendly construction is gaining... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Do-it-yourself darling littleBits, which sells Lego-like electronic parts, scores $44 million

The do-it-yourself movement has a new startup to root for: littleBits Electronics, a maker of modular electronic parts that snap together like Legos, has raised $44.2 million. The funding, announced... To view the full story, click the title link.

City's economic future depends on diversity

New York, like cities from Baltimore to Ferguson to North Charleston, is confronting the fallout from a series of civilian deaths at the hands of the police. The protests that have followed these... To view the full story, click the title link.

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of nationwide tax subsidies for Obama's Affodable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies that are a core component of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, rejecting a challenge that had threatened to gut the measure... To view the full story, click the title link.

A born-and-bred NYC health tech company lands $13 million

Health technology startup Cureatr announced Thursday that it has raised $13 million in Series B financing from a group led by Manhattan's Deerfield Investments. The company's software has been used... To view the full story, click the title link.

InterActiveCorp's Match.com will become a publicly-traded company

IAC/InterActiveCorp plans an initial public offering of Match.com, a move telegraphed about 18 months ago when Barry Diller combined all of his dating services into a separate business. The board... To view the full story, click the title link.

City's public-housing agency gets another unfavorable audit

A new audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer on the troubled New York City Housing Authority reveals that more than 2,000 pubic-housing apartments remain vacant because of pending repairs.... To view the full story, click the title link.

WeWork to double valuation to $10 billion in new round

WeWork, which sublets office space to budding entrepreneurs, is raising a new round of capital at a valuation of $10 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. That is twice what the startup... To view the full story, click the title link.

Manhattan DA says corporate loophole aids terrorists

Criminals form shell companies in the U.S. because states allow them to remain anonymous, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance testified before a House task force in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. "On... To view the full story, click the title link.

Uber accuses mayor, City Council of trying to 'break' it

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council would destroy popular ride-hailing app Uber's New York operation with their proposal to temporarily cap the number of new driver licenses, an Uber executive... To view the full story, click the title link.

Fashion designers love the Starrett-Lehigh Building, Ralph Lauren expands office there

Ralph Lauren is expanding its Chelsea office to give itself and subsidiary Club Monaco room to grow. The fashion company has signed on for about 60,000 square feet of additional space at the... To view the full story, click the title link.

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