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jillian jonas
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A TALE pt. 2; SBJSA; EV Explosion, RGB......
The latest building explosion occurred one block north of my own. My sincerest sympathies to the tenants of those buildings whose lives are now in shambles.  Construction-- both legal and illegal --have placed the neighborhood under siege for years. The plu...
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A TALE OF ONE CITY, PT. 1
Last month, an  article  of mine ran dissecting the state-administered process known as 'Major Capital Improvements' (MCIs) for rent regulated apartments. The article is part of an ongoing joint  series  between City Limits and City&State on the 2015 housin...
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NYC and Rent Regulations--a resurgence or the continuation of a slow death?
Has anyone else noticed that since Mayor de Blasio announced his affordable housing plan (AHP) last May--in which the benefits of saving and/or preserving rent regulated housing are extolled--more and more of such apartments appear to be under siege? The  p...
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APPOINTMENTS & PROGRESSIVES & REAL ESTATE--OH MY!
As I alluded to in my most recent post of Ethics Ain't Pretty, New York City should be a undergoing a major realignment of the political dynamic from the last two decades. In theory, "progressive" new mayor Bill de Blasio should have started his term in Jan...
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SOME MORE NYC DEJA VU,: THE APPOINTMENTS PT. 1
In the previous post of Ethics Ain't Pretty , I discussed the parallels between the Dinkins and de Blasio administrations regarding their difficulties with communications and messaging. In fact, it was recently announced that the current mayor would be expa...
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DEJA VU FOR NYC: NO COHESIVE MESSAGING, ABSENCE OF COMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP MEANS BAD NEWS FOR NEW MAYOR
After only two months in office, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has seen his approval rating drop to 39 percent, according to a recent  poll , although today's New York Times poll shows his approval rating at 45 percent. Either way, that's a big drop in a very sh...
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