CoreNet affording housing event at Museum of the City of NY CoreNet event on affordable housing at the Museum of the City of New York/ Photo by Betsy Kim

NEW YORK CITY—Determining New York City’s character, makeup and future depends upon real estate because that’s the physical reality, the stage where the city comes to life as a continually evolving experiment.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others have criticized the city’s lack of affordable housing as a growing crisis, referencing Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. But it’s not about REBNY versus tenant advocates, said Matthew Gross, the managing director at Urban Builders Collaborative and executive officer at Lettire Construction Corporation. He spoke on the panel organized by CoreNET at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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