Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/3/17



Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

City & State/ProPublica: Trump administration lets Westchester County off the hook on zoning laws that prevent black & latino families from moving into white neighborhoods

http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-state-articles/no-integration-in-westchester-county.html#.WYKFvIgrKUl
Cea Weaver & Ismene Speliotis: Community land trust is a viable method for making the Bedford Armory project truly affordable (Crain's OpEd)
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170726/OPINION/170729914/housing-advocates-fact-check-our-fact-check

Ruby Carrasquillo: Mayor de Blasio's housing plan ignores needs of homeless (City & State)

http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7084-mayor-de-blasio-let-me-down
The Real Deal: LES gas explosion victims go after cash from landlord's sale of properties

https://therealdeal.com/2017/07/30/ev-explosion-victims-go-after-cash-from-landlords-real-estate-deals/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=1c89c6e6ec-New_York_Weekend_Update_11.19.2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-1c89c6e6ec-388007541
The Real Deal: Inside Kushner Companies' murky relationship with rent stabilization
https://therealdeal.com/2017/07/24/inside-kushner-companies-murky-relationship-with-rent-stabilization/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=16e960aff3-New_York_Weekend_Update_10.18.2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-16e960aff3-388007541
The Real Deal: U.S. Attorney subpoenas Kushner Companies over EB-5 visa program
https://therealdeal.com/2017/08/02/u-s-attorney-subpoenas-kushner-cos-over-eb-5-program
City & State: Key 2017 primaries for New York City Council, by district
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-and-elections/2017-new-york-city-council-primaries-by-district.html#.WYHmr4jyuUk



Gotham Gazette: 20 races to watch in the 2017 NYC election cycle
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7099-20-races-to-watch-in-the-2017-city-election-cycle?mc_cid=47ec33ac33&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

The Real Deal: Manhattan B. P. Gale Brewer rejects city's East Harlem rezoning plan, says it does not protect against displacement
https://therealdeal.com/2017/08/03/manhattan-bp-on-east-harlem-rezoning-proposal-nope/
State of Politics: NYS Board of Elections will give voter files to Trump "integrity" commission
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/08/boe-to-comply-with-trump-commissions-foil-request-for-voter-data/
Daily News: NYCHA falsely certified that it inspected thousands of apartments for toxic lead paint
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nycha-lied-inspecting-homes-lead-paint-probe-finds-article-1.3361166?cid=bitly

State of Politics: In race for Westchester County Executive, Astorino tries to snag Reform Party ballot line back from George Latimer
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/07/astorino-attempts-to-snag-reform-party-line-back-from-latimer/

Bill Mahoney: NYS Democratic Party activists push for more control over state party finances (Politico NY)

http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/07/31/democratic-activists-push-for-more-control-of-partys-finances-113680?mc_cid=e9762fd48c&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
New York Post: Former Democratic state senator Terry Gipson weighs primary challenge to Andrew Cuomo next year
http://nypost.com/2017/07/27/this-democrat-might-be-cuomos-biggest-challenger-next-year/

Ken Lovett: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner weighs 2018 primary challenge to Cuomo (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lovett-cuomo-faces-2018-challenge-syracuse-mayor-article-1.3370622
New York Times: National Republican PAC targets Andrew Cuomo
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/nyregion/cuomo-is-not-running-for-president-but-a-pac-is-already-campaigning-against-him.html?_r=0
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: Cuomo delivers $20 million in pork to Southern Tier
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2017/08/02/southern-tier-20-million-fund-economy/532323001/
Paste Magazine: NYC Democratic Party establishment stands by homophobic Bronx City Council member Fernando Cabrera who says it is harder to be rich than poor
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/nyc-democratic-machine-stands-by-city-councilman-w.html
City Limits: Right-wing incumbent Fernando Cabrera a no-show at Bronx candidate forum
http://citylimits.org/2017/08/02/challenges-pounce-on-incumbents-absence-from-forum-in-bronx-council-race/

Politico NY: De Blasio asks for more than $2 million in matching funds for Democratic primary, despite weak field of opponents
http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/07/31/de-blasio-requests-1-million-in-matching-funds-for-competitive-primary-113676
New York Times: Andrew Cuomo avoids criticizing Donald Trump
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/nyregion/as-democrats-lay-into-trump-cuomo-takes-a-different-tack.html?_r=0

State of Politics: Cuomo criticizes Trump by name, at last
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/08/cuomo-criticizes-trumps-for-police-remarks-immigration-policy/

City & State: Bruce Gyory on Democratic primary for Brooklyn District Attorney
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/brooklyn-da-primary-candidates-charles-hynes.html
Gotham Gazette: Queens City Council primary pits Assembly Member Francisco Moya against disgraced former Senator Hiram Monserrate
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7105-queens-council-primary-pits-assembly-member-versus-disgraced-former-rep?mc_cid=fbd1eba5eb&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

State of Politics: Public Advocate Tish James endorses Francisco Moya in City Council primary against disgraced former state senator Hiram Monserrate

http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/07/james-endorses-moya-for-council/

Gotham Gazette: Rare primary between two Green Party members in Brooklyn City Council race

http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7094-rare-green-party-primary-in-brooklyn-council-race?mc_cid=e9762fd48c&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
DNA Info: CB 12 chair Adrienne Adams declares for City Council seat vacated by disgraced Ruben Wills
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170728/jamaica/cb12-chairwoman-adrienne-adams-democratic-party-ruben-wills-28th-council-district?mc_cid=e9762fd48c&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

City & State: David Greenfield might be precluded from taking job as e.d. of Met Council on Jewish Poverty

http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-city/can-david-greenfield-join-the-met-council.html#.WXpr0ojyuUl
Daily News: Dov Hikind's son will run for David Greenfield's City Council seat in November
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/yoni-hikind-jumps-race-councilman-david-greenfield-seat-article-1.3376017
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/winners-and-losers/winners-and-losers-july-28-2017.html

Crain's: U.S. Kirsten Gillibrand slams rogue state senate Democrats 
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170801/POLITICS/170809997
New York Times: Catholic Church can cash in on air rights from Midtown East rezoning
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/nyregion/catholic-church-east-midtown-air-rights-deal.html?_r=1&mc_cid=9ef7e98ed4&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
Bloomberg: New midtown skyscrapers might be a long way off under rezoning
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/as-nyc-rezones-east-midtown-new-skyscrapers-may-be-long-way-off?mc_cid=9ef7e98ed4&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

City Club of New York: De Blasio's huge Midtown giveaway (Daily News)

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/de-blasio-huge-midtown-giveaway-article-1.3345957
Antonio Reynoso, Donovan Richards, Helen Rosenthal & Ben Kallos: Protecting tenants from construction harassment (Gotham Gazette)
http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7096-protecting-tenants-from-construction-harassment?mc_cid=e9762fd48c&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Politico NY: More privatization: Cuomo asks businesses to "adopt" a subway station
http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/07/27/now-intent-on-the-subways-cuomo-revives-an-old-adopt-a-station-idea-113643?mc_cid=9ef7e98ed4&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
New York Times: Seatless subway cars? New Yorkers object to MTA proposal
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/nyregion/seatless-subway-cars-could-mean-more-room-for-a-floor-show.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&mc_cid=9ef7e98ed4&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
Daily News: MTA investigates why R train was delayed during de Blasio scrum with reporters
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mta-chair-probe-train-held-de-blasio-conference-article-1.3361758
Ross Barkan: Your abysmal subway ride has nothing to do with the Cuomo vs. de Blasio feud; Cuomo is the one who has trashed public transit (Gothamist)
http://gothamist.com/2017/07/28/de_blasio_cuomo_subway.php?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Gothamist%20Daily%20Winter%20Storm%20Warning%20In%20Effect%20As%20NYC%20May%20See%206-12%20Of%20Snow%20Possibly%20More&utm_content=Daily%20Gothamist%20Daily%20Winter%20Storm%20Warning%20In%20Effect%20As%20NYC%20May%20See%206-12%20Of%20Snow%20Possibly%20More+CID_b54b573ef53a1cf3c98a59917401c074&utm_source=CM&utm_term=The%20Myth%20Behind%20Cuomo%20%20De%20Blasios%20Subway%20Feud
Stephen Miller: Could congestion pricing save the subway? (City & State)
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/policy/infrastructure/could-congestion-pricing-save-the-subway.html?mc_cid=e9762fd48c&mc_eid=aa50093a8c#.WX9feojyuUk
State of Politics: MTA head Joe Lhota says there will be more late night closings for subway repairs
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/07/lhota-says-mta-may-increase-late-night-maintenance/
Daily News: Andrew Cuomo's approval rating drops 10 points as subway system collapses, per Q poll
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/voters-blame-gov-cuomo-city-subway-troubles-poll-article-1.3362326
Daily News: De Blasio rejects Stringer's call for NYC to split $836 million cost to fix subways
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/de-blasio-rejects-plan-city-split-836m-mta-cost-n-y-article-1.3365213
City & State: Numbers don't lie: Subway's on-time performance has tanked under Cuomo
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/policy/infrastructure/new-york-city-subways-on-time-performance-since-cuomo-took-office.html#.WYHstYgrKUk
Daily News: Eric Schneiderman & 14 other A.G.s sue feds over smog protection delay
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ag-schneiderman-leads-lawsuit-epa-smog-protection-delay-article-1.3375965
Judy Monanez & Sharon Valention: Trump's HUD budget cuts will lead to more homelessness (City Limits)
http://citylimits.org/2017/07/26/cityviews-trumps-budget-cuts-to-hud-are-a-homelessness-plan-not-a-housing-plan/

Daily News editorial: De Blasio hides actions of his advisors by blacking out 80 percent of 900 pages released under Freedom of Information requests
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/black-mark-de-blasio-article-1.3366335

Cooperator: HDFC shareholders up in arms over proposed HPD rules 

https://cooperator.com/article/hdfcs-proposed-regulations-shake-up-co-op-shareholders/full#cut

New York 1 News: New Bronx affordable project meets community backlash over shelter beds for employed homeless men 

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/bronx/news/2017/07/25/new-bronx-project-trying-to-tackle-homelessness-and-lack-of-affordable-housing-faces-backlash.html

The Real Deal: As rents rise faster than income, shared-living arrangements increase

https://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/roommates-arent-just-for-millennials/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=59a53cf356-New_York_Weekend_Update_10.18.2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-59a53cf356-388007541

Daily News: De Blasio denies that DCAS deputy was fired for giving info to feds during fundraising probe
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/de-blasio-denies-city-official-fired-giving-info-feds-article-1.3363177
The Villager: Negotiations begin over Pier 55 as opponents file new lawsuit
http://thevillager.com/2017/07/27/trust-in-pier55-parley-as-new-lawsuit-is-filed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trust-in-pier55-parley-as-new-lawsuit-is-filed
Daily News: New hotel industry ad links Airbnb to terror threats, slams company for refusing to give addresses to law enforcement
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-city-hotel-industry-links-airbnb-terror-harsh-ad-article-1.3370202
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Daily News: Disgraced ex-Congressman Michael Grimm wants his old seat back
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/disgraced-pol-job-back-jailed-tax-fraud-article-1.3379322
New York Times: Bicycle use increases in New York City
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/nyregion/new-yorkers-bike-lanes-commuting.html?_r=0
NPR: Lawsuit alleges that Fox News & Trump supporter concocted fake news story to deflect attention from Trump's ties to Russia
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/01/540783715/lawsuit-alleges-fox-news-and-trump-supporter-created-fake-news-story
Michael Greenberg: Tenants under siege: Inside New York City's Housing Crisis (New York Review of Books)
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/08/17/tenants-under-siege-inside-new-york-city-housing-crisis/
Curbed: Behind New York City's affordable housing crisis
https://ny.curbed.com/2017/8/1/16073616/new-york-city-affordable-housing-crisis
The Real Deal: From the archives: William Levitt, the king of suburbia
https://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/william-levitt-the-king-of-suburbia/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=1c89c6e6ec-New_York_Weekend_Update_11.19.2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-1c89c6e6ec-388007541#new_tab?utm_source=DailyElert&utm_medium=2017-07-30&utm_campaign=Daily%20Elert%2012tTo15


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