Friday, November 20, 2020

McKee's Media Noc. 20, 2020

 


EXCERPTED
ROCHESTER EVICTIONS
WHAM-TV: After physically blocking eviction, CityWide Tenant Union demands Mayor Lovely Warren stop all evictions in Rochester (VIDEO)
WHEC-TV: Rochester tenants, housing advocates call for end to evictions during pandemic (VIDEO)

RENT STRIKES
City Limits: A look at rent strikes in NYC, as housing relief legislation lags

CITY SUES BKLYN LANDLORD
New York Post: NYC sues Brooklyn landlords who tried to evict tenants during pandemic

STATE BANS SUITS AGAINST FREE SPEECH BY TENANTS & OTHERS
Ryan Tarinelli: New state law strengthens & expands statute curbing SLAPP lawsuits (New York Law Journal)

ZONING / DEVELOPMENT
Christine Chung: New York City Council candidates split on Flushing waterfront development plan (The City)

ENVIRONMENT, COVID, AND CITY HOUSING
Christopher Werth: Pandemic has thrown a wrench into NYC's enforcement of lead paint poisoning prevention law (Gothamist/WNYC) (AUDIO)
Greg Smith: NYCHA boss says OK to independent study of how aging ventilation systems affect COVID spread in public housing (The City)
Sam Raskin: De Blasio signs bill requiring carbon refit for some rent-regulated buildings (New York Post)
Clayton Guse: MTA plots steep NYC subway, bus cuts amid COVID-19 budget crunch (Daily News)
Jim Brennan: The state must step in now to avoid a mass transit apocalypse (Gotham Gazette OpEd)
Richard Ravitch: The federal government must provide financial aid to states and municipalities (New York Times OpEd)

BUDGET AND ETHICS
Karen DeWitt: December session of state legislature has not been ruled out (NPR) (AUDIO)
Joe Mahoney: $25K raise will make Andrew Cuomo the highest-paid governor in the U.S. (Niagara Gazette)
Geoff Herbert: Cuomo says he will not take $25,000 pay raise in 2021 (Syracuse Post Standard)
Chris Bragg: After approving Cuomo's book, ethics commissioners quash greater scrutiny (Albany Times Union)
Samar Khurshid: Kallos proposes City legislation to tighten oversight of independent expenditures (Gotham Gazette)
Chris Bragg: Fears of gridlock coming true for new state redistricting panel (Albany Times Union)
Zach Williams: Several Assembly Committee chairs are open; Speaker Heastie is expected to appoint more women & people of color (City & State)WORKERS
Craig Karmin: Arbitrator rules that NYC hotel owners must pay $500 million to pandemic-hit workers (Wall Street Journal)
Rick Moriarty: Most parts of New York State will see an increase in the minimum wage the first of the year (Syracuse Post Standard)

RICH AND POOR
Sophia Chang: Food insecurity surges in NYC with no federal help in sight (Gothamist)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Chamber of Commerce survey finds that 50 percent of Brooklyn businesses could not pay full November rent
The Real Deal: Inside 220 Central Park South, the world's most profitable condo

STATE ELECTIONS
Denis Slattery: Absentee ballots proving to be a boon for Albany Democrats (Daily News)
Amanda Fries: State senate Dems inch toward supermajority as absentees decide races (Albany Times Union)
WHAM: Democrat Jeremy Cooney wins formerly Republican state senate seat in Rochester
Morgan McKay: Democratic state senator James Gaughran wins re-election to Long Island seat (NY State of Politics)
Susan Arbetter: State senator Rachel May wins re-election, does not plan a formal upstate caucus (Capital Tonight) (VIDEO)
Mark Lungariello: Democratic state senator Pete Harckham chips away at Rob Astorino's lead as absentee ballots are counted (Journal News)
RochesterFirst: Democrat Jen Lunsford defeats GOP Assembly Member Mark Johns in 135th Assembly District
Luis Ferré-Sadurní: Why New York is slower than other states in counting absentee ballots (New York Times)  

NYC MAYORAL CAMPAIGN
New York Times: Nearly a dozen candidates vie to succeed Bill de Blasio as NYC mayor
Jeff Coltin: Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams launches campaign for NYC mayor (City & State) (VIDEO) 
Erin Durkin: Former nonprofit executive Dianne Morales kicks off campaign for NYC Mayor (Politico NY)
Andrew Millman: Democratic candidates for NYC Mayor talk public safety at Brooklyn forum (Gotham Gazette)

MISCELLANEOUS
New York Times: Real estate mogul Sheldon Solow dead at 92


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