Monday, October 12, 2020

McKee's Media - Oct. 12, 2020


ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES

(excerpted from Michael McKee's TenantsPAC email)

EVICTIONS RESUME

Steve Wishnia: Evictions are happening in upstate New York; advocates call for a "true" moratorium (The Tenant) (VIDEO of news conference)

Georgia Kromrei: Administrative judge says evictions can resume October 11 (The Real Deal)

Georgia Kromrei: Census Bureau says 3.7 million tenants could lose their homes due to eviction (The Real Deal)

William Glaberson: In tiny courts in New York State, abuses of law and power (New York Times)  (An article from 2006 which is still relevant now that evictions are starting upstate)

Sylvan Lane: Advocates urge federal government to provide housing aid as eviction cliff looms (The Hill)

CITY COUNCIL

Daniel Cohen: Affordable housing is the key to New York's recovery (Gotham Gazette OpEd) - Cohen is a candidate for City Council. 

Molly Crane-Newman: Bill in New York City Council would bar landlords from conducting criminal record checks on prospective tenants (Daily News)

Greg Smith: New York City Council members slam NYCHA for failure to fix exhaust ventilation systems, creating a COVID health emergency (The City)

PROSECUTING LANDLORDS?Jarrett Murphy: Manhattan D.A. candidate Diana Florence wants to prosecute landlords who game the rent regulation system (City Limits)

ZONING
Emma Fitzsimmons: De Blasio announces proposed upzoning for SoHo & NoHo, triggering fight over density & affordability (New York Times)


AIR BnB
The Real Deal: Airbnb looks to raise $3 billion in December IPO
The Real Deal: Airbnb tore through $1.2 billion in year before IPO
ProPublica: Meet the customer service reps for Disney & Airbnb who have to pay to talk to you


MISCELLANEOUS
Nick Reisman: Faced with breakdown of federal negotiations, Cuomo says he will wait until after November 3 election to make decisions on new revenues & cuts to services (NY State of Politics)

Gilliam Smith: New York's billionaires get richer in pandemic (Patch)

City Limits: Your guide to NYC's 2020 election (WITH LINKS TO INFO)

Jeremy Sherber: Letitia James serves as last line of defense against Trump Administration (Gotham Gazette OpEd)

Ross Barkan: Roy Cohn's acolytes once tried to take over the Manhattan Democratic Party (Political Currents)

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