Putting tax credit cheaters in a timeout, bracing for an economic blow to the region, & more

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Gov. Cuomo says homeowners who cheat on their STAR tax credit application should be barred from reapplying for six years (Crain’s)

A new report says the federal government’s failure to fund a new Hudson River tunnel will create an “economic calamity” (StreetsBlogNYC) 

State senator Julia Salazar changed her mind about the Loft Law “Clean up” bill, which would protect tenants of illegal lofts (Gothamist)

A pair of twisting towers called “The XI” by architect Bjarke Ingels are rising near the High Line (newyorkyimby)

Representatives of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are pushing back against plans for a Franklin Avenue mega development (Brooklyn Paper)

For the first time, nearby Nassau County is using a computer modeling system to reassess property values (Newsday)