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This edition: Housing and the Affordability Crisis in NY

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 24, 2016.

First aired: February 29, 2016.

Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the housing crisis in New York. Will Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan work? Will it survive the scrutiny of competing interest groups in the City, not to mention Governor Cuomo's interventions from the Capitol in Albany? Will the 421-A Program be revived? Can mandatory inclusionary housing schemes help prevent displacement and homelessness in New York City?

Panelists: New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres, Chairperson, Committee on Public Housing, City Council of New York; Felice Michetti, Chairperson, Grenadier Realty Corportion (and Former NYC Housing Commissioner); Professor John Krinsky, Professor of Political Science, City College of New York, The City University of New York; Meredith Marshall, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, BRP Development.

Guest List

Prof. John Krinsky Professor of Political Science, City College of New York/CUNY

Bob Liff Moderator

Meredith Marshall Managing Partner & Co-Founder, BRP Development

Felice Michetti Chairperson, Grenadier Realty Corporation

Hon. Ritchie Torres Council Member - 15th District, New York City Council