Saturday, December 21, 2019

McKee's Media - 12/20/2019

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES

HEAT SENSORS TEST
WAREHOUSING VACANT STABILIZED APARTMENTS / TENANT ACTION
Josh Barbanel: NYC landlords slow-walk apartment upgrades, blame new rent law (Wall Street Journal)
REZONING

LANDLORDS' WISH LIST / HOW ALBANY COULD PUNISH THEM
Will Bredderman: Landlord group releases 2020 legislative wish list (Crain's)
CITY OF ALBANY's RENT REGULATION PLAN
EUROPEAN HOUSING
MISCELLANEOUS
Valeria Ricciulli: Queens saw biggest spike in NYC median asking rents in the last decade, Bronx was second (Curbed NY)

Linda O'Flanagan: Retail brokers worry about commercial rent control as they claim that market equilibrium has returned (Real Estate Weekly) 

Ryan Whalen: VOCAL Rochester organizer Kim Smith will run for western NY state senate seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Ranzenhofer 

Zach Williams: De Blasio unveils plan to get homeless New Yorkers off the streets, but is he passing the buck to the next mayor?

DISABLED/SENIORS 
Kathryn Brenzel: New York City Council considers bill to require landlords to install grab bars for seniors & people with disabilities (The Real Deal)
Sabina Mollot: Seniors get cold shoulder as real estate icon's charity announces closing of Hell's Kitchen senior citizen residence (Real Estate Weekly)


The Guardian: Know your rental rights in the U.S.: Four valuable facts to keep handy
Michael McKee
Treasurer
Tenants Political Action Committee
mmckee@tenantspac.org 
www.tenantspac.org 

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