STAYING COOL: New York Community Bancorp is fine with Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan, as "it helps make the market that we lend in larger," CEO Joseph Ficalora (left) says. The mayor will "make wise choices over time" to promote economic development, BankUnited CEO John Kanas says.
New York banks have been worried that Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for affordable housing would hurt multifamily lending. But two recent city political decisions have been favorable for banks, and some CEOs say they're hopeful now.
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