Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/18/2017

Tenants' PAC
Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:
DNA Info: StreetEasy report finds NYC rents rose twice as fast as wages in last 7 years, except for the richest New Yorkers
New York Post: More than 500 NYC buildings are likely vacant, could be sites for affordable housing
The Real Deal: Developer puts 74 rent-stabilized Manhattan House apartments on the market
DNA Info: DiNapoli audit finds violations with Mitchell-Lama wait lists
Ross Barkan: Democrats who supported IDC in the past reverse themselves after racist attack by Dan Loeb on Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Village Voice)
State of Politics: NYS Republican chair Ed Cox praises Jeff Klein & the IDC

Daily News: Denny Farrell to resign Sept. 5, handing his Assembly seat to party bosses

Gotham Gazette: De Blasio & Albanese to debate Aug. 23, but three other Democratic candidates are excluded
Daily News: Albanese pitches tax on foreign investors who park money in empty NYC luxury pads; proceeds to be used for affordable housing
Politico NY: African-American charter school supporter resigns from Success Academy board
State of Politics: Conservative Democratic Senator Simcha Felder says he disagrees with GOP majority leader John Flanagan's statement
Zakiyah Ansari & Jonathan Westin: Dan Loeb & the political price of racism (City & State)
Buffalo News: Carl Paladino removed from Buffalo school board

The Real Deal on the rent overcharge lawsuit against Kushner Companies
New York Times editorial: Giving prisoners an education reduces recidivism; Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance puts money into program after G.O.P. refuses to appropriate funds
State of Politics: A.G. Eric Schneiderman releases report on 11 cases where police killed unarmed civilians

George Sweeting: Before NYC agrees to shoulder more of the costs for the MTA, it should demand greater fiscal autonomy from Albany (City & State)
New York Times: Construction begins to convert Farley Post Office Building into extension of Penn Station

The Real Deal: Condo conversion of the landmark Belnord goes forward
Daily News: Large increase next year for New Yorkers who purchase Obamacare plans
Politico NY: Emails show lobbying firm headed by James Capalino has wide reach within de Blasio administration: "unofficial, additional layer of government"

Gotham Gazette: City Council bail fund begins operation

The Real Deal: REBNY condemns Trump's racist remarks, but most real estate bigwigs remain silent
DNA Info: East Harlem district leader Keith Lilly says it is "no one's business" if he lives in the district or not

City & State: This Week's Winners & Losers
The Real Deal: Community opponents continue fight against Two Bridges megaprojects
DNA Info: Uptown gay activists slam Ydanis Rodriguez for endorsing homophobe Ruben Diaz Sr. for City Council

New York Post: Stonewall Democrats rescind endorsement of Ydanis Rodriguez after he endorsed Ruben Diaz Sr.
Daily News: Anthony Weiner asks for postponement of sentencing
Observer: Bernie Sanders' political revolution is gaining ground

Curbed: How to research a NYC apartment building before you move in

Gothamist: Historian explains racist context of Northern statues of Confederate generals


Mike McKee

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