State pols make pied-à-terre tax a priority for 2021

first_imgBut real estate professionals have warned lawmakers that the pied-à-terre tax would further depress an already-soft luxury condo and co-op market in the city.This time around, homeowners are joining opposition, saying that the new levy could hurt the city’s wealthy full-time residents who have more time in their second homes since March when the pandemic took hold of the city.“So many New Yorkers with the financial means of having multiple homes are staying in their out-of-New York City homes, thinking ‘This isn’t so bad. I don’t really need to come back,’” said Stuart Saft, a real estate partner at law firm Holland & Knight who co-founded the NYC Homeowners Coalition last month. “Maybe we shouldn’t be creating an incentive for people to leave.”Recently, executives from three of New York City’s biggest brokerages — Douglas Elliman, Brown Harris Stevens and Corcoran — formed a lobbying group whose priorities include stopping the pied-à-terre tax from passing.“Taxing like this, it’s biting off your nose to spite your face,” Scott Durkin, Elliman’s president and chief operating officer, recently told The Real Deal. “We had to act as a group.”[Bloomberg News] — Akiko Matsuda This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Sen. Brad Hoylman (Getty; iStock)The pied-à-terre tax is back.Come January, state legislators are likely to restart discussions on taxing part-time homeowners in New York City to fill the growing budget gap, Bloomberg News reported.The current proposal would hike property taxes by varying amounts for one- to three-family homes with market values exceeding $5 million and condos and co-ops with assessed values over $300,000. Its proponents say it could raise about $390 million annually for the state.In October, lawmakers in Albany sent an updated proposal to committee for reviews before officially introducing it to the legislature in January. This time around — with a Democratic supermajority in both the State Senate and Assembly — the bill’s backers are more confident in its chances.ADVERTISEMENT“This tax is certainly a priority for the 2021 state legislative session,” said State Sen. Brad Hoylman, the Manhattan legislator who has been the bill’s biggest proponent.Read morePied-à-terre tax moves forward in AlbanyPied-à-terre tax to make a return in Albany, lawmakers say“We will rally the troops. We will literally march in Albany:” Industry gears up for another pied-à-terre fightlast_img read more

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HSG Wetzlar: Lipovina extends contract – Tonnesen goes to Berlin?

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAmbitious German team HSG Wetzlar extended contract with Montenegrian youngstar Vladan Lipovina, writes Handball Montenegro.  The 20 years-old right back showed great potential in the first few months in DKB Bundesliga, where he came from Macedonian champions RK Metalurg Skopje.Lipovina got a new contract for two next seasons which will keep him in “white-green” until summer 2017. Another HSG Wetzlar’s lefthander, Norwegian Kent Robin Tönnesen has already announced departure from the team at the end of the season. Same source speaking that 23 years-old shooter made a deal with Fuchse Berlin, which will stay without Konstantin Igrupulo, new reinforcement of KIF Kolding Kobenhavn.Handball market is more than busy these days… “ANDOL for headache, Wetzlar for Kiel” Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Kent Robin Tonnesen to leave Veszprem in direction Szeged Recommended for you THE END OF “KAI ERA”: Benjamin Matschke will be the new HSG Wetzlar era Related Items:HSG Wetzlar, Kent Robin Tönnesen, Vladan Lipovina Click to commentlast_img read more

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Indians Announce Promotions in Baseball Operations and Scouting Departments

first_img Related TopicsIndians Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – The Indians and General Manager Mike Chernoff today announced the following promotions within the club’s Baseball Operations Department.Named Matt Forman Director of Baseball Operations, named Sky Andrecheck Senior Director of Baseball Research and Development and named Keith Woolner Principal Data Scientist, Baseball AnalyticsThe 2016 season will be Forman’s fourth with the Indians after joining the club in January 2013, spending last season as the club’s Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. In his new role, Forman will continue supporting the day-to-day functions and decision-making of the Baseball Operations Department, including rules administration and interpretation, contract negotiations, arbitration, budgets, player evaluation and procurement. He also will collaborate with each Scouting Department (Amateur/Pro/International), Player Development, Performance Services and Analytics to refine strategies and philosophies. In addition, Forman will assist in the hiring process across Baseball Operations, heading the club’s internship program.Andrecheck joined the organization in 2010 and was most recently the club’s Senior Analyst. In his new role, Andrecheck will assume responsibility for the club’s analytical systems across Baseball Operations, leading the club’s analysts and data scientists while bringing advanced quantitative and analytical research to the organization. Andrecheck will continue to serve as a key resource for personnel and strategy decisions throughout Baseball Operations. Woolner will continue to bring his expertise and passion for the scientific study of baseball, leading cutting-edge research using advanced principles, theories, and concepts from engineering, statistics and data science. He will strengthen the capacity for handling “big data” – the exponentially-increasing amounts of high-volume, high-dimensional baseball data resulting from new sources such as Statcast. The 2016 season will mark his tenth after joining the organization in 2007.Additionally, the club also announced the following promotions within Amateur ScoutingElevated William Hughes to Senior Advisor, Amateur Scouting, promoted Scott Meaney to National Crosschecker, promoted Clint Longnecker to Coordinator, Amateur Scouting, and promoted Mark Allen to Pitching Crosschecker/Short Season Pitching Coach.Named Jon Heuerman, Jason Smith, Mike Soper and Brad Tyler Regional Supervisors. Promoted Steffan Segui (Central FL) and Mike Kanen (Northeast) to Area Supervisors.Hired David Compton (North FL/Southern LA) as Area Supervisor.center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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