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August 13, 2014Low transportation costs and high income make New York City relatively affordable when compared to other large cities in the United States.
August 05, 2014The policy brief, the first in a series on housing affordability, analyzes data from 22 U.S. cities to assess whether affordable housing is a nationwide problem or one particular to New York City.
December 15, 2015How much does it take to build in NYC?
August 19, 2014The third in a series on affordable housing in New York City, this policy brief considers combined housing and transportation costs relative to income for a variety of housing types.
Op Ed Housing
May 22, 2011CBC President Carol Kellermann pens an op-ed urging the State legislature to to extend, but not expand, rent regulation in New York City.
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
January 31, 2009Written by CBC President Carol Kellermann and President and CEO of the Business Council of New York City Kenneth Adams, this op-ed outlines Governor David Paterson’s proposed measures in response to the challenges associated with such a high-cost fringe benefit system.
June 30, 2017City documents offer few details on how the new funding will be used to enhance different levels of affordability.
July 05, 2017Citizens Budget Commission finds dearth of specifics on where the dollars go
January 17, 2017As transit workers cheer a tentative contract agreement that would give them higher wage increases than the MTA wanted, a budget watchdog group warns the contract could mean higher fare increases for riders.
The MTA raises fares by 4 percent every other year, for an average of 2 percent a year, in line with cost-of-living increases.
Report Capital Spending
October 17, 2000Presents a new approach for determining how much the State and City should borrow, including criteria for deciding how much state and local debt is affordable.