Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/28/2017

Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

The Real Deal: Real estate donors dump cash into races for City Council open seats

New York Post: Legal Aid Society files lawsuit to give homeless New Yorkers in cluster housing the protections of rent stabilization

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

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)

Capitol Confidential: Judge rules state senate GOP must comply with Board of Elections subpoenas
City Limits: Frontrunner Mark Gjonaj becomes issue in Bronx City Council primary

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

Daily News: Seven candidates for City Council Speaker unite to endorse Francisco Moya, blast Hiram Monserrate as unfit to hold elected office
Gothamist: Marty Connor, defeated by Daniel Squadron in 2008, considers run for his old state senate seat
DNA Info: Diana Ayala & Robert Rodriguez compete to fill Mark-Viverito Council seat
Gotham Gazette: Assembly member Robert Rodriguez will have to give up outside income if he wins City Council seat
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers

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

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

Richard Brodsky: Until there are enforceable limits on campaign financing, unethical behavior will continue to plague state government (City & State)

Ross Barkan: Who will be the next City Council speaker? (Gothamist)
The Real Deal: Sal Albanese accuses Bill de Blasio of turning city over to big developers
Newsweek: New poll shows that Bernie Sanders is most popular U.S. politician
Ken Lovett: Women's rights groups split on whether to support constitutional convention (Daily News)
Ken Lovett: State senator Phil Boyle gives huge pay increase to wife of Suffolk County Comservative Party chair (Daily News)
Politico NY: Eva Moskowitz to publish memoir, takes shots at her political & media critics
New York Times: New Tappan Zee Bridge opens, questions remain about how Cuomo will pay for it

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

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

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

Tom Robbins on the demise of The Village Voice print edition (New York Times)
Harry Siegel: The demise of The Village Voice & our media wilderness (Daily News)
Gothamist: A dramatic plan to rebuild Penn Station & restore its lost grandeur


Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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