New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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The Register 10 Brooklyn families buy million-dollar homes for about 50% off under city program by The Real Deal

10 Brooklyn families buy million-dollar homes for about 50% off under city program

“This is by far the most subsidy I’ve seen on any project,” council member Ben Kallos told the Post; Kallos chairs the city’s subcommittee on planning, dispositions and concessions.

The income range for the qualifying families goes up to $122,070 for a family of three. If the families sell their property in less than 20 years, they will have to reimburse the various government entities for the subsidies.

The Register Verizon promised to wire up NYC with fiber...and failed miserably - audit by Iain Thomson

Verizon promised to wire up NYC with fiber...and failed miserably - audit

"We would have universal broadband in New York City, if only Verizon had kept its promise to provide universal fiber to every home, as was required by the 2008 franchise agreement. Countless New Yorkers have tried to get fiber in their homes only to be told it was 'unavailable,' and I know because I am one of them," said council member Ben Kallos.

"Mayor de Blasio's administration's shocking audit shows that Verizon did not deliver on its word to do just that, stalling the city's modernization for years. Now, I join the Mayor and advocates to strongly call on Verizon to do what is right and make good on its promises so that all New Yorkers can access Fiber Internet."