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Cezary is a reporter at ProPublica covering finance. Previously, he worked as a reporter at Reuters specializing in data-driven news stories. His work with Carrick Mollenkamp for Reuters’s “Uneasy Money” series was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He has covered energy and commodities and the private equity industry, among other beats, after leaving investment banking in 2008 to pursue journalism.
Cezary earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a 2011 alumnus of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where he won the Melvin Mencher Prize for Superior Reporting. He is fluent in Polish.
Feb. 8, 12:51 p.m.The head of the city’s housing department has laid out steps to boost oversight of tax breaks for developers and other programs overseen by the agency.
Jan. 15, 11:15 a.m.Here are the top 10 ways unscrupulous landlords take advantage of tenants, and what you can do about it.
Jan. 13, 3:33 p.m.A bill introduced in response to ProPublica’s reporting would make landlords liable for up to 10 times the amount of overcharges imposed on tenants in rent-stabilized apartments.
Jan. 7, 12:28 p.m.As many as 200,000 New York City apartments could be missing from rent regulation as required by law, according to figures released by the state’s housing agency.
Dec. 30, 2015, 11:03 a.m.City regulators haven’t enforced a 2007 law that requires doormen, janitors and other service workers at taxpayer-subsidized apartment buildings to be paid wages comparable to union rates.
Dec. 9, 2015, 4:20 p.m.City Council members propose inventory system and fines for landlords after ProPublica reports that 50,000 apartments aren’t registered for rent regulation as required.
Dec. 4, 2015, 10:51 a.m.Top developer Two Trees Management overcharged renters for years – but still cashed in on $10 million in tax cuts the city never officially approved.
Dec. 3, 2015, 6:02 p.m.State, city officials target buildings receiving lucrative property tax breaks in return for limiting rents.
Nov. 5, 2015, 2:14 p.m.Owners are getting $100 million in property tax breaks while violating the law requiring them to officially register, and city and state officials are unable to explain why.
Nov. 4, 2015, 4 a.m.Help ProPublica and WNYC investigate how renters are being exploited under a housing program that will save developers $1 billion in property taxes this year.
Nov. 4, 2015, 4 a.m.Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are moving into newer rent-stabilized apartments. Many are paying ‘preferential’ rents that tenant advocates say invite abuse by landlords.
Aug. 28, 2015, 4 a.m.Kym Arnone handled more than $40 billion in deals in which states and other governments borrowed against income from the landmark tobacco legal settlement of 1998.
Aug. 13, 2015, 10:49 a.m.What happened to the money after the New Jersey governor killed a new commuter rail tunnel five years ago?
July 10, 2015, 9:15 a.m.Bankers and new accounting rules are emboldening governments to borrow-and-bet their way out of pension problems, a strategy that’s backfired in the past.
July 10, 2015, 8:38 a.m.Governments that borrow money to fund their pensions often pay less into their pension funds in future years than they're supposed to. Here’s how the 20 biggest pension bonds deals since 1996 have worked out.
June 30, 2015, 12:05 p.m.The New Jersey governor pledges to “tell it like it is,” but his fiscal record and rhetoric don’t line up.
May 13, 2015, 2:39 p.m.After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.
April 30, 2015, 10:56 a.m.Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.
April 23, 2015, 1:35 p.m.The New Jersey governor counts past pension borrowing as “school aid” in his budget – but not when it undercuts his claim of spending more on pensions than prior governors.
April 17, 2015, 3:05 p.m.N.J. governor closed budget gaps by borrowing, shifting money from trust funds and paring back tax credits
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