Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/15/2017



Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates: 

New York Times: Organized by Housing Rights Initiative, Brooklyn tenants sue Kushner Companies, claiming systematic violation of rent laws

Daily News on the Housing Rights Initiative lawsuit against Jared Kushner's family firm


City & State: New York City primary races to watch

Ken Lovett: Cuomo now blames Mike Gianaris for inability to reunite state senate Democrats (Daily News)
Zack Fink: Harlem rally in support of Andrea Stewart-Cousins, first African-American woman to lead a party conference in Albany (New York 1 News)

Gotham Gazette: Hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb donated maximum $4,950 to GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis
Daily News: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer says he is giving $4,500 donation from Dan Loeb to Robert Jackson, challenger to IDC member Marisol Alcantara

Casey Seiler: Squadron resignation shows flawed legislative system endures no matter what (Albany Times Union)
Wall Street Journal: NYS election law under fire following Squadron resignation
Daily News: Public Advocate Tish James targets banks that lend to bad landlords
GOP senate leader John Flanagan says Republicans will have greater majority after 2018 election (State of Politics)
Buffalo News: Steve Pigeon corruption probe expands into Mayor Byron Brown's office

Newsday: Ignoring critics, Cuomo still pushes expensive bridge light show as subway system crumbles
New York Times: Cuomo drafting new proposal for congestion pricing
Daily News: Jumaane Williams eyed as primary challenger to Cuomo in 2018
Observer: Cuomo will win third terms, but with difficulty
Politico NY: Ritchie Torres enters race for next City Council Speaker
Gotham Gazette: City Council candidate Keith Powers releases detailed proposals for government, campaign finance & voting reforms
City & State: The five best & five worst City Council members
Shelterforce: Will limited equity coops make a comeback?
The Real Deal: Private developers are still ignoring East New York
Newsday: NYS awards contract for L.I. airport to Cuomo donor
Capitol Confidential: Arizona firm that hyped Cuomo's Start-Up NY program in 2014 has yet to relocate to New York
New York Times: During 2015-2016 school year, NYC public schools had 100,000 homeless children, a number equal to the population of Albany
State of Politics: Retrial for Shelly Silver set for April 16
WNYC Radio: New Yorkers protest Trump's reaction to Charlottesville racist violence
DNA Info: Thousands protest Trump's return to the Dark Tower
Gothamist: Thousand chant "New York hates you" as Trump returns to Gotham

Observer: The DNC tone police return to patrol Bernie Sanders' political revolution
The New Yorker: Special counsel Mueller looking into Trump's corrupt overseas deals
Patch.com: NYC has 27 racist hate groups, per Southern Poverty Law Center

Patch.com: Mike "Enoch" Peinovich, Upper East Side Nazi, was behind Charlottesville rally

New York Times: Protesters in Durham, N.C. topple statue of Confederate soldier

Gothamist: Historian talks of NYC's 1939 Nazi rally & lessons for today (with film of Madison Square Garden rally of German American Bund)

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