Senator Squadron has proved to be one of the most vigorous supporters of issues that affect Downtown voters. In addition to gender politics he has been a tireless advocate of rent-stabilized and rent-controlled housing. If the City Council were truly paying attention, as we hope Albany is, many affordable housing units would saved by virtue of simply preventing landlord fraud and abuse.
Below is a press release from the office of Daniel Squadron.
Community activists know a thing or two. The High Line was all the rage despite community opposition, like Trump SoHo (which was supposed to be a condo-hotel) in Hudson Square, by the way. Here's an example of "I told you so" that draws lots of tourists for Chelsea, but does little for the residents. Perhaps, the City Council's recent enactment of tougher laws on landlord abuse will help our affordable housing crisis -- another issue that residents have been screaming about for years.
If anyone could ever be called “triggered snowflakes,” it’s conservatives and Catholics when someone brings up Planned Parenthood. Somehow, the organization that provides affordable healthcare to millions of women is their idea of the devil, and must be destroyed at all costs. While Planned Parenthood has been under fire a lot in recent years, it’s not hard to imagine that the vitriol and misinformation from the opposition will increase dramatically under the new administration.
Corey Johnson is among the more progressive members of the City Council and is hosting some exciting events. It is instructive for SoHo residents and tourists that our community was, at one time, more about arts than real estate development. And, so that our community remains a culturally vibrant, diverse place to live as well as visit, more events like this might be studied by our politicians.
It's consoling to know that Global warming really is no threat at all according to the politicians. The conspiracy theories are many and, of course, time will tell. Meantime, you may want to rethink that purchase of a Hamptons waterfront summer home. Or, even a few hundred feet from the water anywhere. A more "affordable" condo at Southampton's new Fairfield development for the financially challenged might be just the thing.
ACE is no longer sweeping our sidewalks or emptying the Sanitation Department’s corner trash cans. Since then, our sidewalks and gutters have become noticeably dirty and trash cans are overflowing, especially along our more congested streets and intersections.