Zoning Laws Are Blocking the Conversion of Hotels into Affordable Housing
The state’s grand plan to convert unused hotels into affordable housing hasn’t gotten off the ground. Lawmakers just boosted funding — but developers and housing advocates say that won’t help without lifting onerous zoning restrictions.
The rulings shed light on the leanings of Caitlin Halligan, the court’s newest judge and frequent tie-breaker.
While the United States Supreme Court seeks to restrict the government’s ability to regulate, the New York Court of Appeals is broadening it.
While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration.
County and municipal economic development agencies play a key role in New York’s wind and solar buildout — but some say it’s not their job.
A growing local faction is demanding that the IDA be dissolved.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.
Even as experts warn of mass ethnic cleansing in Gaza, New York politicians have remained unwavering in their support for Israel since the Hamas attack. They’ve been less vocal about their state’s ties to the occupation of Palestine.
The state’s top court will settle disputes between Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and their police unions next week in three cases that could reshape police discipline across the state.
The mayor is putting New York City’s landmark climate and jobs law in jeopardy, our columnist argues.
In California, getting labor on board was essential to addressing the housing crisis. In New York, unions say the governor has barely tried.
At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.