Pedro Espada Jr.: No One's More Loyal -- to Landlords

Liz Krueger

March 02, 2010

By Sara Gates

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. defected from the Democrats and then defected from the Republicans during last year's Albany madness, but he'll always be loyal to his landlord pals.

Last month, Espada launched a trial balloon for legislation that would ostensibly "freeze rents" for half a million tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. Sounded good, but as the Voice's weekend anchor Julia pointed out at the time, it would be nothing but a heavy burden on taxpayers and a really nice gift to landlords — particularly to landlords who were pulling a fast one on the public until the courts stepped in.

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