Monthly Archives: February 2019

Bezos Rejects Another Extortion Attempt

Amazon announced, Thursday, that it was withdrawing plans for HQ2 in Long Island City due to local political opposition. The preliminary New York City budget for 2020 anticipates a 6% increase in property taxes generally and more than a 10% increase in … Continue reading

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Statistics, Shmatistics

Mayor de Blasio announced Monday that, due to increased tenant legal services, evictions dropped to a record 18,000 in 2018. But, on the same day, Council Speaker/Public Advocate Corey Johnson announced an interactive map of where evictions occur showing 19,970 evictions in 2018. And, … Continue reading

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Lead Test

Mayor de Blasio this week proposed lowering the allowable lead in paint to .5 micrograms per square centimeter, half the current level and below levels at which testing equipment is currently certified for accuracy. The City Council is also looking at a … Continue reading

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