The BIG UGLY Screws Tenants
Cuomo calls this the "Swiss Watch" of Legislative Sessions
Cuomo: "cautiously optimistic" on #marriageequality. still (6:30PM)
Rent-control deal leaves one fight -- gay marriage(NYP) *A tax cap, if it works(NYP Ed) * Albany Reaches Deal on Tax Cap and Rent Rules(NYT) * Tax-Cap Deal in Albany(WSJ) * Deal Extends City's Rent Laws, With Boost for Tenants (WSJ) * Opposition: Conservative Party chairman calling Republican State Senators * Marriage: “I don’t know how you stop a vote from happening,” said one Republican State Senator. (BN) * “The rent deal appeared to fall well short of what many Democrats and tenant activists had hoped for.” This is not real rent reform — this is crumbs,” said one tenant advocate. * Rent Deal: Editors note rent protections extend to people making $200,000 annually, same income level thought would have triggered the millionaire’s tax.(NYP)
* “The days of pushing are over,” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said of the rent regs deal. “The alternative is expiration or enhancement, and I think it’s a significant enhancement.” Deputy Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous said he believed the GOP would caucus this morning to decide whether to actually vote on gay marriage, but the general consensus seems to be that issue will be left until the absolute last minute.* Long No Longer Wants A Same-Sex Marriage Vote(YNN)* Black And Latino Lawmakers At Odds With Cuomo on Tenant Bill (YNN) * GOP Senators Key to Gay Marriage Meet Privately (NBC) * Cuomo and CSEA make a "tentative" deal to avert layoffs, union announces (CHN) * Skelos: SUNY Vote Could Come This Afternoon, Rent And Mandate Relief Still An Issue* Amendments to Marriage Bill Taking Shape, Vote Uncertain *Rent Regs "Framework" Deal Not Winning Accolades From Minority Lawmakers(NYDN) * New York State Catholic League Says It Feels Left In Dark On Details Of Gay Marriage Debate(NYDN) *Tenant activist michael mckee calls cuomo view of rent deal "a total load of crap. U can try to spin it anyway,it's a lousy deal." *EJ McMahon thinks CSEA bested Cuomo in the contract talks.* Here's complete video from Cuomo's Wednesday-evening Q&A with reporters, courtesy Kyle Hughes of NYSNYS(TU) * Cuomo: What's This Rent Deal, Chopped Liver?
State Senate to Outer Boroughs: Off Duty?
Bloomberg's effort to radically overhaul the city's taxi system by putting 30,000 more cabs on the streets of the outer boroughs was in doubt last night as the GOP-controlled Senate considered killing the measure. Taxi overhaul bill is stalling(NYP) * Bloomberg Move Exploits Taxi Industry’s Limited Reach(NYT) The industry, though powerful in New York City politics, is more limited in Albany, which is considering changes in some traditional roles of yellow taxis and livery cabs. * Mayor Bloomberg's Manhattan livery plan stalls in State Senate(NYDN) * Taxi Bill Has Potential Foe in Cuomo. Mario Cuomo (NYT)
Daily News Calls Bronx BP Fool For Killing Jobs
Bronx Borough Pres. Ruben Diaz made a fool of himself claiming he'd find use for Kingsbridge Armory (NYDN Ed)
H&H Bagel Lox Its Door
Last Whiff of Bagels, Mixed With Despair(NYT) * Upper West Side heartbreak as H&H Bagels plans to shutter store(NYDN)
'Underwater' Mortgages Sink New Yorkers New York state homeowners whose properties are worth less than their mortgage balances tend to be more underwater than borrowers in any other state.(WSJ)
Expanded Boundaries Likely to Make More Eligible for 9/11 Compensation(NYT) * More Eligible For 9/11 Fund(WSJ)
Arrest in Drug Shooting
BREAKING: Sources say police have made an arrest in the pharmacy shooting in Medford | * Cops arrest suspect in Long Island drug store killings(NYP) *Two In Custody In Haven Pharmacy Massacre Investigation
Brooklyn Museum: Cow Dung Yes, Graffiti NoCiting Finances, Brooklyn Museum Cancels Plans for Graffiti Art Exhibit(NYT) * Brooklyn Museum Cancels Graffiti Exhibit (WSJ) * Graffiti exhibit scrapped at Brooklyn Museum, officials cite budget(NYDN) * Brooklyn Museum has wisely canceled a show that glorifies graffiti vandalism as art(NYDN Ed)