Saturday, September 9, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - Sept. 8, 2017

Tenants' PAC

Patch: City accepting development bids for Inwood 
Library replacement

New York Times: South Bronx residents push back

New York Times endorses Keith Powers, Helen Rosenthal, Marjorie Velazquez, Francisco Moya & Carlos Menchaca for City Council

Juan Gonzalez: De Blasio's reforms have saved New Yorkers $21 billion since he took office, including $2.1 billion for rent-stabilized tenants (Daily News)

Gotham Gazette: Interactive primary election guide (Tuesday, Sept. 12)

New York Post: Queens property manager who terrorized tenants with Nazi posters arrested for stalking woman

Gotham Gazette: List of groups & their endorsements in Sept. 12 primary (spreadhseet)

Ross Barkan: Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj tries to spend his way onto the City Council (Village Voice)

New York Post: Gjonaj illegally using public housing residents' council space as de facto campaign headquarters

City Limits: A million-dollar City Council race, in the Bronx

Ross Barkan: Crown Heights City Council race hinges on Bedford Union Armory gentrification battle (Village Voice)

Gothamist: Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams opposes de Blasio's Bedford Union Armory plan, wants to eliminate luxury condos
Village Voice: Khader El-Yateem of Bay Ridge could be the first socialist Palestinian Lutheran pastor on the City Council
Daily News: City Council approves rezoning plan for Far Rockaway, second de Blasio target
New York Times: Mayor says campaign donors were denied favors, but offers few examples
Daily News on de Blasio's claim that his donors did not receive special treatment

Politico NY: Durst response to de Blasio OpEd on campaign donors: "Winter is coming."

New York Post: Sal Albanese rips de Blasio's plan to convert 11 rent-stabilized buildings into homeless shelters

New York Times: Sal Albanese runs for mayor a third time

Daily News: Andrew Cuomo says he will not endorse de Blasio in next week's primary because he lives in Westchester County

Chris Smith: Interview with Bill de Blasio (New York magazine)

Joseph P. Voteritti: De Blasio's complicated relationship with Hillary Clinton (City & State)

New York Times endorses Bill de Blasio in Sept. 12 Democratic primary

Gotham Gazette: Bill de Blasio & Sal Albanese square off in second debate

State of Politics: Andrea Stewart-Cousins & Simcha Felder meet

New York Post: Anticipating anti-union U.S. Supreme Court ruling, UFT drafts plans for possible budget cuts

Gothamist: Protestors arrested outside the Dark Tower following DACA announcement
DNA Info: Make the Road sues in federal court to overturn Trump revocation of DACA

Capitol Confidential: A.G. Eric Schneiderman sues Trump & U.S. over DACA

Eliana Fernandez: Ending DACA would cost 42,000 New Yorkers legal protections & harm state economy (City & State OpEd)

New York Times: Assembly member Michael Simanowitz dead at 46

WNYC: Analyzing New York's extreme partisan gerrymandering

City & State: This Week's Winners & Losers

Albany Times Union: Aide accuses Assembly member Steve McLaughlin of roughing her up, then recants

Capitol Confidential: Upstate mayor, previously charged, arrested on child pornography charges

Ken Lovett: State senate Dems unhappy about de Blasio involvement in 2018 races; Ed Cox expected to be re-elected state G.O.P. chair (Daily News)

New York Times endorses Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney

Newsday: Voting rights advocates sue NYS election officials over purging of voter rolls

Gothamist: Lower East Side building manager, indicted following gas explosion, dead at 31

State of Politics: Zephyr Teachout endorses Carlos Menchaca for re-election

Jim Dwyer: Online chats tie politicians to the troll of Staten Island (New York Times)

Gothamist: Will Queens voters elect a City Councilmember who stole their money & slashed his girlfriend's face?

New York Post: Hiram Monserrate still owes $71K to federal government in restitution

Daily News: Ritchie Torres drafting bill to bar disgraced politicians from holding public office

Patch: All NYC public school students can get free lunches at school this year, big victory for Public Advocate Tish James

City & State: Handicapping eight candidates for City Council Speaker

DNA Info: Board of Elections investigating Harlem district leader accused of living outside the district

The Guardian: Houston landlords demand rent for flooded homes

City & State: The rise and fall of Steve Pigeon, political operative behind the 2009 state senate coup

New York Times: New York Daily News is sold to publisher of Los Angeles Times & Chicago Tribune
The Real Deal: Profiles of REBNY's top staffers

Anis Shivani: Identity politics is dragging the progressive agenda down (Salon)

Mike McKee
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