Wednesday, February 12, 2020

McKee's Media

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

RENT REGULATION DOESN'T MAKE HOUSING CRISIS WORSE.
PEOPLE v. BIG DEVELOPMENT
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

McKee's Media - 12/10/2019



ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:


ZONING / DISPLACEMENT

NEW STATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR 
HARASSING LANDLORDS
Georgia Kromrei: Cuomo signs bill to increase 

DEM. CANDIDATES' HOUSING POLICY

TAX BREAKS FOR BIG DEVELOPERS

WHO'S GOT THE POWER IN ALBANY?
Albany Business Review: Landlords, business groups 

TAX THE RICH IN ORDER TO. . . .

Friday, November 29, 2019

Dec. 3, 2019 - Tenants PAC celebration

Dance The Night Away to the music of The Love Handles. Join Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Corey Johnson to celebrate the great tenant victory in Albany earlier this year, and to wish Michael McKee a happy 80th birthday.

Tickets start at $80, more if you can afford it. Click on the button below to buy a ticket, or to make a contribution if you cannot attend. All proceeds will be used to support pro-tenant candidates in next year's crucial elections, and to fight for even stronger rent laws in Albany.

Tuesday, December 3
6:30 - 9:00 pm
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
(between Madison & Park Avenues)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TICKET

McKee's Media - Nov. 29, 2019

LANDLORDS UPSET AT NEW HOUSING LAW
John Leland: Real Estate thought it was invincible in New York. It wasn't. How the industry plans to rebound after a tough year (New York Times)
Josh Barbanel: NYC evictions are plunging under new rent control law (Wall Street Journal)
Georgia Kromrei: National landlord groups fund RSA/CHIP lawsuit against New York State rent law (The Real Deal)
Kathryn Brenzel: REBNY's new president James Whelan promises more aggressive effort to fight tenant protections (The Real Deal)
Middletown Times Herald-Record: New Windsor manufactured homes tenants protest upcoming rent hike
Elizabeth Kim: Met with unrelenting tenant opposition, landlord of Atlantic Plaza Towers backs down on installing facial recognition technology (Gothamist)

NEW RENT LAW:  STATEWIDE AND MOBILE HOME PARKS
Anna Gronewold: City of Albany moves towards opting into state rent control law (Politico NY)
Jeremy Moule: Rochester takes first step toward rent stabilization as mayor agrees to conduct vacancy survey (Rochester City Newspaper)


CITY DOESN'T COLLECT LANDLORD FINES / LANDLORDS ASK FOR $$
Gothamist: NYC fines landlords for lead but rarely comes to collect
Kathryn Brenzel: REBNY asks City to help landlords pay for lead abatement (The Real Deal)
NYCHA
Greg Smith: NYCHA monitor being paid $600 per hour (The City)

HOMELESS
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Jehovah's Witnesses DUMBO hotel will become housing for formerly homeless New Yorkers

DISCRIMINATION AND DISPLACEMENT
Newsday: Black homebuyers & renters face discrimination from Long Island real estate brokers 
David Cruz: Special report: The vanishing Bronx homeowner (Norwood News)
New York Times: As Newark rebuilds, could black residents be pushed out?
Michael Kimmelman: Essex Crossing is the anti-Hudson Yards (New York Times)
New York Times: Surging rents, housing shortage leave working-class Californians at risk of displacement