Monday, May 17, 2021

McKee's Media - May 17, 2021

 


ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

RENT RELIEF PROGRAM
Suzanne Cavanaugh: NYS rent relief website goes live -- but without an application (The Real Deal)
Eddie Small: NYS rejected four out of five applicants for second round of rent relief (Crain's)
Adam Mahoney: FEMA has funding to house the homeless, but local governments are not applying (Grist)

SHORT-TERM RENTALS
Shant Shahrigian: Council Member Ben Kallos introduces bill to require Short-Term Rental hosts to register with NYC (Daily News)
Katie Honan: New City Council bill would make it harder for illegal Short-Term Rentals (Wall Street Journal)
Dennis Schaal: Airbnb posts $1.2 billion first-quarter loss (Skift)

VOTING RIGHTS
Nick Reisman: NYS Comptroller Nick Reisman reports that sales tax revenue increased sharply in April (NY State of Politics)

DEBT COLLECTS CAN'T ACCESS FED STIMULUS FUNDS
Nick Reisman: Cuomo signs bill barring debt collectors from accessing federal stimulus funds (NY State of Politics)

BAD LANDLORDS AND ACTIVE TENANTS
Irina Ivanova: Feds target evictions by some of America's biggest landlords (CBS News) (VIDEO)

NYC PRIMARY RACES
Shant Shahrigian: Stringer campaign organizer quits in wake of sexual harassment allegations (Daily News)
The City: NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales water-meter bribe probe preceded 2004 departure from big city schools job
Daily News editorial board endorses Kathryn Garcia for NYC mayor
Ross Barkan: Kathryn Garcia makes her move (Political Currents)
Katie Glueck: Candidates for NYC mayor clash in first of three official debates (New York Times) New York 1: Recording of first debate among candidates for NYC mayor (VIDEO)
Samar Khurshid: Five key takeaways from first NYC mayoral debate (Gothamist)
New York Times: Five takeaways from first NYC mayoral debate
Samantha Maldonado: First mayoral debate takeaways: Yang & Adams take heat (VIDEO)
Julia Marsh: New poll shows Adams leading Yang in NYC mayoral race (New York Post)
Samar Khurshid: Eric Adams looks to labor unions for big boost in NYC mayoral race (Gotham Gazette)
Emily Ngo: U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries endorses Maya Wiley for NYC mayor (New York 1 News)
Harry Siegel: Where the NYC mayoral race is five weeks out (Daily News OpEd)
Ross Barkan: Yang & Adams benefit from rejection of defund the police (City & State)
Carl Campanile: Teachers union endorses Corey Johnson for NYC Comptroller (New York Post)
Shant Shahrigian: Lindsey Boylan enjoying campaign for Manhattan Borough President after bombshell allegations against Cuomo (Daily News)
Kriston Capps: Can NYC's next Mayor fix the broken property tax system? (CityLab/Bloomberg News)
Matt Dunbar: Next NYC Mayor should expand home ownership opportunities for low-income New Yorkers (Gotham Gazette OpEd)

Billy Richling: State Senator Kevin Parker floods his constituents with taxpayer-funded mail before June 22 primary in which he's running for NYC Comptroller (Bklyner)
Rebecca Lewis: Contradicting the law he signed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares that making someone "feel uncomfortable" is not sexual harassment (City & State)
Luis Ferré-Sadurní: Cuomo accusers are subpoenaed as state inquiry enters a critical phase (New York Times)
Karen Hinton: The Andrew Cuomo I have known: A long pattern of harassing staffers, especially women (Daily News guest essay)
Joshua Johnson: Assembly Member Ron Kim calls on Cuomo to do the right thing and resign (MSNBC-TV)  (VIDEO)
Chris Churchill: Donald and Andrew, two peas in a pod: Cuomo's reaction to Tish James investigation into sexual harassment allegations echoes Trump (Albany Times Union)

By Michael McKee of Tenants PAC
(c) TenantsPAC 2021




 

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