Liz Krueger's posts related to Housing

Senate Passes Liz Krueger's Major Construction Safety Legislation Including Civil Penalties for Hazardous Violations

Senator Krueger Calls it a Major Victory for Ensuring Public Safety

Albany, NY—New York City won a huge victory for construction and building safety today when the New York State Senate passed a bill creating new guidelines for the re-inspection of all hazardous violations issued by the NYC Department of Buildings (DoB) and civil penalties for hazardous violations.  The bill was sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger whose district was the site of two deadly crane collapses within the last year.

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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

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Condos vs. Classrooms

The recent development boom threatens to swamp New York City's schools.

Swarms of new students threaten to undermine the quality of the very schools that attracted young families to the neighborhood in the first place.

Complicating the situation is that the high land values good public schools help create make it harder for the city to buy land to build new ones.

Developers see expensive real estate as appropriate for only the most profitable projects, which doesn't leave much for city schools.

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HOUSING COALITION FORMED

The new Senate Democratic majority, dominated by city and downstate suburban legislators, is considering new housing laws that will favor tenants over landlords. In expectation of the new legislative priorities, 14 East Side residents and activists focused on housing are launching the East Side Housing Coalition. The mission will be to identify local housing issues and act as an organizational resource to lobby government in favor of tenants’ rights.

 

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http://ourtownny.com/?p=2227

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HOUSING COALITION FORMED

The new Senate Democratic majority, dominated by city and downstate suburban legislators, is considering new housing laws that will favor tenants over landlords. In expectation of the new legislative priorities, 14 East Side residents and activists focused on housing are launching the East Side Housing Coalition. The mission will be to identify local housing issues and act as an organizational resource to lobby government in favor of tenants’ rights.

 

Read full article at:

http://ourtownny.com/?p=2227

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Placemaking on the Upper East Side

By Brad Aaron

Tuesday evening, Project for Public Spaces held a "placemaking" community workshop for Manhattan's Upper East Side, featuring PP founder and president Fred Kent. Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly was there and files this report.

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The Three C's: Condos, Classrooms and Crowding

By James Trimarco

The current flurry of new luxury housing construction in New York City has created a number of quandaries for the city's public schools.

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WRECKING WITHOUT THE BALL: AN EVICTION LOOPHOLE

State says law's vague definition of 'demolition' gives owners wide grounds for evictions.

By Rachel Nielsen

A state regulation has been allowing private building owners to evict rent-stabilized tenants by demolishing apartment buildings – but the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)says that no matter how it words the regulation, it doesn’t have the power to prevent owners from using the law to replace stabilized apartments with market-rate units.

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Brennan / Krueger Bill to Force Correction of Dangerous Construction Violations Signed by Governor Paterson

A bill to improve construction safety sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Brennan and State Senator Liz Krueger was signed into law on July 29th by Governor Paterson. The legislation, developed out of 2005 and 2008 hearings by the Assembly Cities and Codes committees on construction safety, requires contractors and developers to certify correction of violations posing an imminent threat to public safety or face shutdown of their worksites, as well as significant penalties.

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