Monday, July 25, 2022

McKee's Media - July 21, 2022

 ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

UPSTATE
Jesse Smith: Kingston Common Council schedules July 26 hearing on opting into rent control, schedules vote for July 28 (Kingston Wire)

Courtney Ward: Albany protestors call on Gov. Hochul, Assembly Members Fahy & McDonald to pass good cause eviction bill (News 10) (VIDEO)

Vince Briga: Binghamton landlord arrested for failure to appear in court on code violations; Mayor says it's just the beginning (Spectrum News) (VIDEO)


Casey Seiler: Andrew Cuomo's favorite judge resigns under an ethical cloud (Albany Times Union). (This may change the composition and direction of the state's highest court.)



HOTELS INTO HOUSING?

PENN STATION
David Porter: Hochul, Adams announce agreement on funding for new Penn Station (Seattle Times/AP)

MONEY & POLITICIANS
Greg David: Eric Adams wants to promote homeownership by people of color (The City) 
https://www.thecity.nyc/2022/7/18/23220773/eric-adams-homeownership

David Brand: Pressed for shelter space, NYC turns to notorious landlords with ties to mayor's chief of staff (City Limits

City & State: Tracking the contested state senate August 23 primaries 

Annie McDonough: Redistricting commission releases draft New York City Council maps for 2023 election (City & State)

Jeff Coltin: Rivera, Niou and Goldman form top tier in new poll for 10th congressional district; de Blasio has withdrawn(City & State)

Jeff Coltin: Yuh-Line Niou and Carlina Rivera tied for first in another new poll for 10th congressional district (City & State)

Theodore Hamm: Carlina Rivera raises money from landlords as Yuh-Line Niou stakes out clear control of the left lane in race for 10th congressional district (The Indypendent)

Gothamist: NYC real estate industry dumps lots of money into primary for 10th congressional district, especially to Rivera, Goldman & Jones

Jeff Coltin: Mondaire Jones swore off Goldman Sachs money -- but took donations from its top lobbyists (City & State)

City & State: In seventh place in two polls, Bill de Blasio drops out of race for new 10th congressional district 
The City: De Blasio can use the $500K he raised for aborted congressional run as a slush fund to pay off his debts


Nicholas Fandos: Carolyn Maloney lends $900K to her congressional campaign against Jerry Nadler (New York Times)

Zach Williams: State senate wannabe David Yassky claims false endorsements (New York Post)

Chris Bragg: Carpenters union plans $1 million Independent Expenditure to help Hochul + some Democratic senators (Albany Times Union)

Carl Campanile: Here's the $93K proof that Andrew Cuomo tried to make a political comeback (New York Post)

David Alexis & Alex Vitale: A new deal for public safety (Gotham Gazette Opinion)
https://www.gothamgazette.com/health/130-opinion/11447-new-deal-public-safety-nyc

Bobby Cuza: Former Brooklyn Assembly Member Al Vann dies at 87 (New York 1) (VIDEO)
https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2022/07/15/albert-vann--a-towering-figure-in-brooklyn-politics--dies-at-87

Politico New York Playbook: Ex-Cuomo crew has thoughts

DEED THEFT AND EVICTION
Chau Lam: Brooklyn man faces eviction from home he has owned for more than 50 years (Gothamist


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