Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/28/2017



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Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

The Real Deal: Real estate donors dump cash into races for City Council open seats
https://therealdeal.com/2017/08/25/take-the-money-and-run-for-office-real-estate-is-donating-to-these-city-council-candidates/

New York Post: Legal Aid Society files lawsuit to give homeless New Yorkers in cluster housing the protections of rent stabilization
http://nypost.com/2017/08/27/thousands-of-homeless-new-yorkers-could-be-treated-as-legal-tenants/

DNA Info: Gale Brewer says de Blasio ignores resident concerns in East Harlem rezoning

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170824/east-harlem/el-barrio-rezoning-gale-brewer-mayor-bill-de-blasio?mc_cid=b84943a4f6&mc_eid=aa50093a8c


Bob Hennelly: Organized labor in New York is confronting an existential crisis (City & State)
Nick Reisman: Sleepy summer belies undercurrent of tension in narrowly divided state senate (City & State)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/08/senate-summer-fight-preludes-2018/

Capitol Confidential: Judge rules state senate GOP must comply with Board of Elections subpoenas

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/276961/senate-gop-must-comply-with-board-of-elections-subpoenas-court-rules/

http://cityandstateny.com/articles/policy/labor/labor-day-unions-on-the-defensive.html#.WaRH3iiGOUl
City Limits: Frontrunner Mark Gjonaj becomes issue in Bronx City Council primary
https://citylimits.org/2017/08/25/frontrunner-becomes-top-issue-in-west-bronx-council-race/

Gotham Gazette: Heated rematch between Laurie Cumbo & Ede Fox in Brooklyn's 35th City Council district

http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7149-heated-rematch-in-central-brooklyn-where-incumbent-seeks-to-hold-city-council-seat?mc_cid=b84943a4f6&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Daily News: Seven candidates for City Council Speaker unite to endorse Francisco Moya, blast Hiram Monserrate as unfit to hold elected office
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/council-members-back-francisco-moya-city-council-article-1.3447956
Gothamist: Marty Connor, defeated by Daniel Squadron in 2008, considers run for his old state senate seat
http://gothamist.com/2017/08/25/marty_connor_squadron.php
DNA Info: Diana Ayala & Robert Rodriguez compete to fill Mark-Viverito Council seat
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170825/east-harlem/melissa-mark-viverito-diana-ayala-state-assemblyman-robert-rodriguez-city-council-race?utm_source=Harlem&utm_campaign=32a277c48b-Mailchimp-NYC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_84420d89c2-32a277c48b-138053601
Gotham Gazette: Assembly member Robert Rodriguez will have to give up outside income if he wins City Council seat
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7156-assemblymember-rodriguez-would-have-to-give-up-outside-income-if-elected-to-city-council?mc_cid=1abd6cea0e&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/winners-and-losers/winners-and-losers-august-25-2017.html

The Villager: Advocates demand ULURP process for super-tall Two Bridges towers

http://thevillager.com/2017/08/24/you-better-do-a-ulurp-for-two-bridges-towers-activists-warn-planning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=you-better-do-a-ulurp-for-two-bridges-towers-activists-warn-planning

New York Times: Trump's D.C. hotel: lobbyists, cabinet members, $60 steaks

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/politics/trump-hotel-washington.html?hpw&rref=politics&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&Cmpid=nzltr_tu_cc&_r=0

Richard Brodsky: Until there are enforceable limits on campaign financing, unethical behavior will continue to plague state government (City & State)
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/albanys-crimes-silver-bruno-miller-ohrenstein.html

Ross Barkan: Who will be the next City Council speaker? (Gothamist)
http://gothamist.com/2017/08/23/city_council_speaker_race.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_38efb2073846f0d4502053b80721650d&utm_source=CM&utm_term=Who%20Will%20Be%20The%20Next%20City%20Council%20Speaker
The Real Deal: Sal Albanese accuses Bill de Blasio of turning city over to big developers
https://therealdeal.com/2017/08/24/de-blasio-rival-accuses-mayor-of-cozying-up-to-developers-during-debate/?utm_source=The+Real+Deal+E-Lerts&utm_campaign=a24d85d9c3-New_York_Weekend_Update_10.18.2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e806bb87a-a24d85d9c3-388007541
Newsweek: New poll shows that Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician
http://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-most-popular-politician-655315
Ken Lovett: Women's rights groups split on whether to support constitutional convention (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/women-group-cuomo-back-state-constitutional-convention-article-1.3442684
Ken Lovett: State senator Phil Boyle gives huge pay increase to wife of Suffolk County Comservative Party chair (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lovett-sen-boyle-flack-raise-gave-ex-boss-wife-article-1.3446898
Politico NY: Eva Moskowitz to publish memoir, takes shots at her political & media critics
http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/08/24/in-her-memoir-eva-moskowitz-focuses-on-her-foes-114017?mc_cid=b84943a4f6&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
New York Times: New Tappan Zee Bridge opens, questions remain about how Cuomo will pay for it
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/nyregion/tappan-zee-bridge-opening.html?_r=0&mc_cid=b84943a4f6&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Gothamist: Cuomo & de Blasio are now squabbling over closing Rikers Island

http://gothamist.com/2017/08/25/cuomo_de_blasio_rikers.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_38efb2073846f0d4502053b80721650d&utm_source=CM&utm_term=Now%20Cuomo%20And%20De%20Blasio%20Are%20Squabbling%20About%20Rikers%20Island

New York Post: Eliot Spitzer evicting Ivanka Trump's former business partner

http://pagesix.com/2017/08/27/ivanka-trumps-gem-business-partner-may-be-evicted-by-eliot-spitzer/

DNA Info: Psychological barrier of East River not deterring renters from Long Island City

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170828/long-island-city/long-island-city-east-midtwon-new-development?utm_source=Harlem&utm_campaign=32a277c48b-Mailchimp-NYC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_84420d89c2-32a277c48b-138053601

Tom Robbins on the demise of The Village Voice print edition (New York Times)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/opinion/village-voice-print-edition-end.html?_r=0
Harry Siegel: The demise of The Village Voice & our media wilderness (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/voice-wilderness-article-1.3442717
Gothamist: A dramatic plan to rebuild Penn Station & restore its lost grandeur
http://gothamist.com/2017/05/26/rebuild_penn_station.php


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