ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:
MCI RULES RETROACTIVE
Kathryn Brenzel: In a blow to landlords, state housing agency says new MCI rules are retroactive (The Real Deal)
Luis Ferré-Sadurní: Massive defeat for Airbnb as Jersey City voters overwhelmingly approve stricter regulations on short-term rentals (New York Times)
Daily News editorial: NYC needs to crack down on Airbnb for illegal short-term rentals
The Real Deal: Airbnb lost by a landslide in Jersey City. What went wrong?
REBNY unhappy with new rent laws
Commercial Observer: https://commercialobserver.
com/2019/11/what-will-rebny- do-after-losing-the-rent- reform-battle/
Josh Barbanel: Bowing to real estate pressure, state tax officials reverse policy, will allow LLCs to purchase condos without disclosing names of owners (Wall Street Journal)
American Apartment Owners Assn.: Rising rent control is slowing development & investment
NEW YORK CITY
Samar Khurshid: Re-elected Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will keep pushing de Blasio on housing, policing (Gotham Gazette)