A photo essay by Clyde Frazier at the Caucus lunch in Albany, NY hosted by Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright.
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New housing regulations that will soon be unveiled will require landlords who want to hike the rent after sprucing up a rent-regulated apartment to provide the state with more documentation of the work, officials said Monday. Continue reading
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NYDailyNews reports that Veteran Assemblyman Keith Wright has been officially appointed to replace pervy Assemblyman Vito Lopez as the chairman of the chamber’s powerful housing committee. Continue reading
Last night was the New York State Democratic “Building The Future” Fundraiser midtown at the Grand Hyatt, NY. The event featured all NYS Democratic Co-chairs, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner… Continue reading
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NYS Community-Based Not-For-Profits will Kick Off Major Campaign to Urge Governor Paterson to RESTORE $190 Million in Member Items Intended to Support Necessary Services in Our Community!
Get Involved · Circulate this Press Release ·Action Needed Today!
Here are 3 Action Items:
1.) Attend Strategic Planning Meeting on
Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 3pm
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
408 W. 58th Street | New York, NY | 10019 – www.cccadi.org
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Mobilize our communities on Friday, November 12th to attend a State-Wide outdoor public rally on Friday, November 12th from 10am – Noon in front of the Governor’s Home in Harlem located at Lenox Terrace 45 W 132nd St., Harlem NY (Malcolm X Blvd and 5th Avenue)
3.) Mobilize your community to travel to Albany, NY on Monday, November 15th to stand together at 9am on the steps of the State Capital to urge the Governor and elected officials to restore Member Items (Contact: Harlem Arts Alliance for more information at 347-735-4280). Continue reading
With the MTA’s finances in desperate, dire shape, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has “proposed a compromise on Wednesday that endorses putting tolls on the bridges over the East River and the Harlem River,” the NY Times reports. The idea to toll the currently free bridges came up last November, but opposition from drivers has been fierce. Silver offered a compromise to charge $2 tolls to drivers—which is what subway and bus riders pay—and said, Obviously there are some who don’t like the toll. And I put that in the juxtaposition of, ‘Look, this is the only game in town.’” But Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) told the TImes, “Tolling the bridges is just not acceptable to me. Once you cross the Rubicon on tolling bridges the future conversation is merely, ‘How much is the periodic increase going to be?’“
From the gothamist.com
Early Monday afternoon, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver strode into a conference room at the State Capitol to perform a familiar, almost ritual act for the Democratic leader.
Flanked by a handful of smiling New York City–based colleagues, Mr. Silver stood at a wooden podium and announced the forthcoming passage of a full slate of extensive tenant-protection bills that would radically alter rental laws. Through 10 separate bills, the legislation would newly empower tenants and layer vast new restrictions on landlords.
Until now, such annual acts—Mr. Silver held a similar press conference in the same room last May—had no real-world consequences, as the legislation invariably crashed into the brick wall of the long-dominant Senate Republicans, who were allied with the real estate industry.
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Election records show Gov. David Paterson, four months on the job, has been busy collecting campaign donations and spending them as if he’s planning to run in 2010 for a full term. Continue reading