Field Updates

NYC: Mayor Adams' "City of Yes" Enters New Phase of Public Review
Apr 23, 2024 1 min read
"Mayor Eric Adams’ key initiative to address the city’s housing crisis will soon enter the public review process after long-awaited details on affordability levels were announced on Thursday," reported City Limits.
Federal Trade Commission: Votes 3-2 for Historic Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
Apr 23, 2024 2 min read
"The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of adopting a historic and far-reaching ban on noncompete agreements, potentially giving more leverage in the job market to millions of U.S. workers," reported HuffPost. 
Suffolk: County Exec. Romaine Meets with Developer On Long-Awaited Heartland Project
Apr 23, 2024 1 min read
Newsday recently provided an update on the Heartland plan for Brentwood
"Spring Into RPAC" Island Social Hour: Wednesday, April 24 at 6PM
Apr 16, 2024 1 min read
From Long Island and Queens down to the Caribbean, RPAC has you covered!
Queens State of the Borough Address: "Housing Is The Goal"
Apr 16, 2024 1 min read
LIBOR CEO Doreen Spagnuolo and LIBOR Government Affairs Director Kevin Brady proudly attended Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr.'s 2024 State of the Borough Address at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
NYS Budget: Governor Announces "Historic" Housing Agreement (Passage Pending, Of Course)
Apr 16, 2024 2 min read
Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul (D) announced what she called a "historic agreement" with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester)
Nassau 2025: Dems Court Laura Curran for Blakeman Rematch
Apr 9, 2024 1 min read
"Laura Curran is considering a rematch with Bruce Blakeman to win back the Nassau County executive job in 2025," Newsday's The Point has learned. 
LIBOR's Congressional Coffee Talk: Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00-9:30 AM
Apr 9, 2024 1 min read
Register now for LIBOR's Congressional Coffee Talk on April 24, 2024, at the Clubhouse at the Town of Hempstead's Merrick Road Park & Golf Course.
NYC Mayors: Feds Investigate Adams & Turkish Airlines, Bloomberg Housing Legacy Ages Poorly
Apr 9, 2024 1 min read
Federal authorities investigating Mayor Eric Adams’s campaign fund-raising have been examining valuable flight upgrades
NY/NJ Earthquake Raises Q's, NYC DOB Wants More Muscle
Apr 9, 2024 1 min read
Engineering experts say New York City’s glass towers and luxury steel skyscrapers, which can be over 1,000 feet tall, are actually at much lower risk of sustaining damage
NYSAR Lobby Day 2024: Record Attendance, Reimbursement Information and More
Apr 3, 2024 2 min read
NYSAR reported “a record number of REALTORS® attended NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 27.
Nassau 2025: Midway Through First Term, “Mixed Reviews” for County Exec. Bruce Blakeman
Apr 3, 2024 1 min read
Halfway into his four-year term, Blakeman has struggled to make headway on major county challenges that were at the center of his campaign or that cropped up early in his administration
Record Low Inventory: Nassau, Suffolk Rank Near Bottom of New Housing Production
Apr 3, 2024 1 min read
Long Island’s housing growth rate was among the slowest in the United States from 2012 to 2022, according to a new report.
Media’s Squatter Sensation? Attorneys On Both Sides Call Coverage Overblown
Apr 3, 2024 1 min read
Tabloids,  talk shows, and  TikTok have recently been abuzz with tales of ‘squatters’ taking over New York City homes from unwitting landlords and refusing to leave.
LIBOR Members Join NYSAR Lobby Day: State Budget, Possible Housing Deal Still in Limbo
Mar 26, 2024 2 min read
With the 2024-2025 New York State Budget looming and continued hope for a breakthrough deal on housing policy, LIBOR members joined REALTORS® from across New York on Wednesday to visit our local members of the State Senate and Assembly.
New Pro-Housing Super PAC: 'Abundant New York' To Back "All Of The Above" YIMBY Candidates
Mar 26, 2024 2 min read
"Housing advocates in New York have created a super PAC that aims to spend tens of thousands of dollars to help elect political candidates who welcome development in their districts," reported the New York Times.
New York Casino Plans: Gaming Commission May Not Approve Licenses Until Late 2025
Mar 26, 2024 2 min read
"So the process to award three gambling licenses in the nation’s largest untapped gaming market, which was initially expected to be at or near conclusion by now, appears far from over,"  reported Politico. 
Albany Lobby Day: Joins Us March 27th + Webinar Preview This Monday
Mar 20, 2024 1 min read
Don’t miss your chance to stand up and speak out. Join LIBOR at NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day in Albany, scheduled for March 27th at the Albany Empire State Plaza
NY’s Highest Court: NYC Property Tax System Violates Fair Housing Laws
Mar 20, 2024 1 min read
“New York’s highest court issued a new ruling on Tuesday that could upend the way New York City collects billions of dollars in property taxes each year,”
NYC Council: Speaker Wants More NYC Homeowners, Housing at Aqueduct & Crackdown on Deed Theft
Mar 20, 2024 2 min read
LIBOR Government Affairs recently attended the 2024 “State of the City” address, delivered by City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams