Dressed for excess, the rascal pol even stiffed his tailor
SchneidermanThe current attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, is throwing allegations by the boxload at the man who thinks state government is his personal hostage, Senator Pedro Espada, while one of the AG candidates who wants to replace Cuomo, Senator Eric Schneiderman, hired Espada's right-hand ... More >>
The people who brought you Albany's greatest scoundrel
As the Albany coup has pretty much killed the proposed new rent laws, and a Rent Guidelines Board hearing is set for tonight that will certainly not go the tenants' way, the group that represents landlords has seen fit to advertise their humanity to the people who live in their buildings. The Times ... More >>
For Espada and Monserrate, the future is all used up
Earlier this month Democrats in the state assembly pushed through some sweeping new housing laws, including one that changes the added rent landlords have been allowed to charge rent-regulated tenants for "capital improvements" to a surcharge that expires when the cost of improvements is paid off. T ... More >>
Photo by Phillie Casablanca via Flickr Battle-weary tenants, affordable housing advocates and a few landlords packed City Council chambers this week to argue for and against legislation that would allow tenants to sue landlords who harass tenants. Under current law renters can take their landlord ... More >>
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