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
Cea Weaver & Ismene Speliotis: Community land trust is a viable method for making the Bedford Armory project truly affordable (Crain's OpEd)

Ruby Carrasquillo: Mayor de Blasio's housing plan ignores needs of homeless (City & State)
The Real Deal: LES gas explosion victims go after cash from landlord's sale of properties
The Real Deal: Inside Kushner Companies' murky relationship with rent stabilization
The Real Deal: U.S. Attorney subpoenas Kushner Companies over EB-5 visa program
City & State: Key 2017 primaries for New York City Council, by district

Gotham Gazette: 20 races to watch in the 2017 NYC election cycle

The Real Deal: Manhattan B. P. Gale Brewer rejects city's East Harlem rezoning plan, says it does not protect against displacement
State of Politics: NYS Board of Elections will give voter files to Trump "integrity" commission
Daily News: NYCHA falsely certified that it inspected thousands of apartments for toxic lead paint

State of Politics: In race for Westchester County Executive, Astorino tries to snag Reform Party ballot line back from George Latimer

Bill Mahoney: NYS Democratic Party activists push for more control over state party finances (Politico NY)
New York Post: Former Democratic state senator Terry Gipson weighs primary challenge to Andrew Cuomo next year

Ken Lovett: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner weighs 2018 primary challenge to Cuomo (Daily News)
New York Times: National Republican PAC targets Andrew Cuomo
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: Cuomo delivers $20 million in pork to Southern Tier
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
City Limits: Right-wing incumbent Fernando Cabrera a no-show at Bronx candidate forum

Politico NY: De Blasio asks for more than $2 million in matching funds for Democratic primary, despite weak field of opponents
New York Times: Andrew Cuomo avoids criticizing Donald Trump

State of Politics: Cuomo criticizes Trump by name, at last

City & State: Bruce Gyory on Democratic primary for Brooklyn District Attorney
Gotham Gazette: Queens City Council primary pits Assembly Member Francisco Moya against disgraced former Senator Hiram Monserrate

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

Gotham Gazette: Rare primary between two Green Party members in Brooklyn City Council race
DNA Info: CB 12 chair Adrienne Adams declares for City Council seat vacated by disgraced Ruben Wills

City & State: David Greenfield might be precluded from taking job as e.d. of Met Council on Jewish Poverty
Daily News: Dov Hikind's son will run for David Greenfield's City Council seat in November
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers

Crain's: U.S. Kirsten Gillibrand slams rogue state senate Democrats
New York Times: Catholic Church can cash in on air rights from Midtown East rezoning
Bloomberg: New midtown skyscrapers might be a long way off under rezoning

City Club of New York: De Blasio's huge Midtown giveaway (Daily News)
Antonio Reynoso, Donovan Richards, Helen Rosenthal & Ben Kallos: Protecting tenants from construction harassment (Gotham Gazette)

Politico NY: More privatization: Cuomo asks businesses to "adopt" a subway station
New York Times: Seatless subway cars? New Yorkers object to MTA proposal
Daily News: MTA investigates why R train was delayed during de Blasio scrum with reporters
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)
Stephen Miller: Could congestion pricing save the subway? (City & State)
State of Politics: MTA head Joe Lhota says there will be more late night closings for subway repairs
Daily News: Andrew Cuomo's approval rating drops 10 points as subway system collapses, per Q poll
Daily News: De Blasio rejects Stringer's call for NYC to split $836 million cost to fix subways
City & State: Numbers don't lie: Subway's on-time performance has tanked under Cuomo
Daily News: Eric Schneiderman & 14 other A.G.s sue feds over smog protection delay
Judy Monanez & Sharon Valention: Trump's HUD budget cuts will lead to more homelessness (City Limits)

Daily News editorial: De Blasio hides actions of his advisors by blacking out 80 percent of 900 pages released under Freedom of Information requests

Cooperator: HDFC shareholders up in arms over proposed HPD rules

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

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

Daily News: De Blasio denies that DCAS deputy was fired for giving info to feds during fundraising probe
The Villager: Negotiations begin over Pier 55 as opponents file new lawsuit
Daily News: New hotel industry ad links Airbnb to terror threats, slams company for refusing to give addresses to law enforcement
Daily News: Disgraced ex-Congressman Michael Grimm wants his old seat back
New York Times: Bicycle use increases in New York City
NPR: Lawsuit alleges that Fox News & Trump supporter concocted fake news story to deflect attention from Trump's ties to Russia
Michael Greenberg: Tenants under siege: Inside New York City's Housing Crisis (New York Review of Books)
Curbed: Behind New York City's affordable housing crisis
The Real Deal: From the archives: William Levitt, the king of suburbia

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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