Sunday, October 15, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 10/16/2017



Tenants' PAC
Celebrate Tenants PAC's 20th anniversary
Wednesday, November 8    6:30 -- 9:00 pm
Guest of Honor: Attorney General Eric 
Schneiderman
Special Guest: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 
next Majority Leader of the New York State 
Senate

Click below for the articles in each section.
Tenant safety vs. Landlord Misdeed
Development and Rezoning
Film on Manhattan Plaza
Albany Ethics
Legislative Agenda
Nov. 7 election and Constitutional Convention
Independent Democratic Conference (IDC)
Miscellaneous

TENANT SAFETY vs. LANDLORD MISDEEDS
Chelsea Now: New city laws give muscle to tenant safety

New York Times: Notorious landlord Steve Croman sentenced to one year, 
heads to Rikers Island; Schneiderman lawsuit over treatment of tenants still 
pending

DEVELOPMENT and REZONING
Gotham Gazette: Can redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory be salvaged?

Patch: City extends time for public comment on Inwood rezoning plan to Oct. 13

FILM on Manhattan Plaza
DNA Info: Documentary film on Manhattan Plaza, affordable housing 
for artists

ALBANY ETHICS
City & State: Will Cuomo actually put some effort behind closing
 LLC loophole & other voting reforms next year?

New York Times: Silver & Skelos retrials, & trials of Cuomo cronies, 
during an election year makes Albany denizens nervous

Buffalo News: Political operative Steve Pigeon indicted on federal bribery 
charges

Albany Times Union: 70 state lawmakers pledge to boycott Hilton Albany during labor dispute

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
The Real Deal: How REBNY recruited the NAACP & other minority groups
to support its legislative goals

NOV. 7 ELECTION AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Gotham Gazette: List of all NYC candidates running in Nov. 7 general election

Daily News: Christopher Marte will challenge Margaret Chin in November 
election, after his 

Village Voice: Holy crap, Ross Barkan is running for state senate!

Albany Times Union: Siena Poll shows support for constitutional convention 
is on the wane

Albany Times Union: Many grass roots groups oppose constitutional convention 
for fear delegate elections will be hijacked by dark money

Capitol Connection: Green Party not taking a stand on con-con

Nick Reisman: Labor unions bolstering anti-con-con campaign (State of Politics)

IND. DEM. CONFERENCE (IDC)
Nick Reisman: Senate Dems eyed Council Member James Vacca to 
challenge Jeff Klein in a primary; Vacca says he is not running (State of 
Politics)

Jose Peralta: Why protecting tenants is our top priority (Queens Times Ledger)

Nick Resiman: Mainstream Dems meet with Rep. Louise Slaughter to discuss 
control of state senate (State of Politics)

Nick Reisman: Tony Avella accuses Mike Gianaris of misleading public about the 
IDC

Miscellaneous
New York Times: Mixed reviews for de Blasio's affordable housing plan

Karen DeWitt: Cuomo says special legislative session might be needed to 
deal with federal cuts to New York hospitals (NPR)

City & State: Will Cuomo really support congestion pricing, & will his support be enough?

Gothamist: The dark side of New York's rush to throw subsidies at Amazon; little evidence that corporate welfare produces a public benefit

Albany Times Union: Kaminsky bill would ban anonymous political ads on Facebook

DNA Info: Anonymous hate letters with swastikas, anti-Semitic, anti-black & anti-gay language mailed to Israeli consulate & businesses in Brooklyn & Harlem
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20171004/borough-park/swastika-letters-maga-borough-park-israeli-consulate-nypd-hate-crime


The New Yorker: How Ivanka Trump & Donald Trump, Jr. avoided a criminal indictment
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-ivanka-trump-and-donald-trump-jr-avoided-a-criminal-indictment

Daily News: Manhattan DA Vance returns $32K campaign contribution to Donald Trump's attorney amid report of his decision not to prosecute Trump siblings for fraud
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/manhattan-da-vance-back-31g-donation-trump-lawyer-article-1.3540956

Politico.com: The real origins of the religious right: the issue was segregation, not abortion


Gothamist: Eight facts you might not know about Columbus Circle

Elle: Melissa Mark-Viverito on hurricane destruction in Puerto Rico
http://www.elle.com/culture/a12767946/melissa-mark-viverito-puerto-rico-aid/


Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States


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