Friday, May 21, 2021

McKee's Media - May 21, 2021

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

Converting hotels to affordable homes
Kathryn Brenzel: Albany lawmakers race to allow commercial to residential conversions before end of session (The Real Deal)

Right to Counsel for all NYC boroughs!
Allison Dikanovic: De Blasio signs bill expanding "Right to Counsel" to all zip codes in NYC. Here's why it's a big deal (The City)

Homelessness
Michael Gartland: NYC street homeless down by 38 percent, but future uncertain (Daily News)
Jeff Coltin: Christine Quinn on what the next mayor of NYC must do to end homelessness (City & State)
Ethan Geringer-Sameth: Democratic candidates for NYC Mayor take on family homelessness (Gotham Gazette)

Mayoral Campaign
Jim Brennan's Commentaries: An actual NYC mayoral poll with a ranked-choice outcome illustrates how it works
Dean Moses: Kathryn Garcia says her "Housing Heals" plan aims to end homelessness in NYC (amny)
Gotham Gazette: Dianne Morales' strengths and weaknesses as she runs for NYC Mayor
Ross Barkan: Dianne Morales, under fire (Political Currents)
Julia Marsh: Andrew Yang is stumped by basic questions about NYPD reforms (New York Post)
Politico NY: Andrew Yang fumbles on issues as race for NYC mayor gets more competitive
Other NYC Primary Races
Rachel Holliday Smith: NYC Comptroller and Public Advocate races: What you need to know (The City)
Samantha Maldonado: NYC Comptroller candidate Brad Lander's campaign staffers form union (The City)
Deanna Paul: Manhattan D.A. candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein's immigrant story helps to blunt criticism that she is captive of the rich and powerful (Wall Street Journal) (AUDIO)
Samar Khurshid: Progressive challenger Juan Ardila challenges NIMBY incumbent Robert Holden in Queens City Council race (Gotham Gazette)

Albany Ethics
David Goodman: U.S. investigation of Cuomo broadens to include expedited COVID testing for his family members (New York Times)
Morgan McKay: Cuomo calls reporter's questions about his $5 million book deal "stupid" (NY State of Politics)
Michael Grynbaum: Chris Cuomo of CNN advised Gov. Cuomo on sexual harassment allegations, raising ethics questions (New York Times)


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