Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? Supported by ByKaren Zraick Dec. 11, 2018 The calls to 311 started to pick up steam about a year ago. They were complaints about an arcane New York City statute requiring special permits for businesses to hang signs or awnings larger than six square feet. The caller — or callers — was clearly targeting certain commercial strips, making complaints in batches, as on Nov. 26, when calls came in reporting 25 businesses along a two-block stretch of Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The businesses did not have a license for their signs, the complaints said. But it wasn’t just a couple of days of calls, city data shows. In Brooklyn, the hardest-hit borough, 234 calls about illegal signage were made to New York … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom?
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 10, 2018 / 5:50 PM GMT By Farnoush Amiri The "Fearless Girl" has found a permanent place to call home. The bronzed statue and symbol of female empowerment, which was first installed in March 2017 across from Wall Street's "Charging Bull," was moved Monday to a new spot in front of the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. "Now, instead of starring down the bull, she's going to be staring down all of business right here in the center and capital of business for America, here in New York City," Rep. Carolyn Malone, D-N.Y., said at an unveiling. The statue "started as a statement, and she completely changed it into a movement." State Street Global Advisors, a Boston-based investment management company that owns the "Fearless Girl," unveiled the 4-foot sculpture of the young girl, leaning forward with hands on her hips, with the help … [Read more...] about ‘Fearless Girl’ statue finds permanent home at New York Stock Exchange
New York State gave licenses to operate at least 10 Buffalo area nursing homes in the last decade to new owners who had been fined for providing poor care to residents at other nursing homes. Advocates for nursing home residents say the state must do more to prevent nursing home owners providing low-quality care from buying more long-term care facilities. "It is a real problem with people getting ownership of facilities when they have a poor record of care in other nursing facilities," said Toby Edelman, a senior attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. "To me the biggest predictor of how a person will do is, how that person did in other facilities the person already owns?" “New York State falls into this disturbing but all-too-familiar pattern — allowing owners with poor records to take over more facilities," she said. Sixteen of the 47 nursing homes in Erie and Niagara counties have been bought since 2007 by for-profit, out-of-town owners. Many of those homes are … [Read more...] about New York fails to weed out nursing home owners with records of poor care
It took two months and one price cut for Rick Rosa's client, a condo owner in New York's Long Island City, to finally find a buyer for her one-bedroom unit. Then came news that Amazon.com Inc. is coming to the Queens neighborhood. The seller saw dollar signs. She refused to sign a contract with the would-be buyer, and pulled the listing to wait for a more lucrative future. "It's changed from a buyers' market to a sellers' market just like that," said Rosa, a broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "The slowdown that happened in Long Island City is now not going to happen."The online retailer on Tuesday announced plans to locate East Coast office hubs in Long Island City and the Crystal City area in Northern Virginia, eventually bringing 25,000 employees to each locale. Both communities have already drawn real estate speculators, long before a single worker arrives. The Amazon effect would be familiar to anyone who'd lived in the company's base in Seattle, where single-family home … [Read more...] about Amazon ‘lotto’ winners in New York and Virginia see housing jackpot
New York City real estate is so outrageous that homebuyers are paying millions for underground apartments, according to a New York Times article. Below-grade spaces offer more space at a fraction of the cost of other units in their buildings. A pilot program is in the works for the creation of legal basement and cellar apartments in Brooklyn – if successful, it would ideally bring more affordable housing. New York City real estate may currently be a buyer’s market at all price points, but that doesn’t mean it’s becoming any less outrageous. The real estate market in New York City has gotten so expensive that many buyers are forgoing apartments in the sky for basements underground, according to a recent New York Times article. “As prices continue to decline in the luxury market, developers are keen on maximizing every square foot, including below-grade space, while buyers seek out bargains in a supply-heavy market,” writes reporter Stefanos … [Read more...] about The New York City real estate market has gotten so bad that people are paying millions to live in the basement