Day: June 4, 2019

Dozens Arrested at State Capitol as Rent Debate Escalates – The New York Times

Dozens Arrested at State Capitol as Rent Debate Escalates  The New York Times

ALBANY — The conflict over New York City’s rent laws turned raucous on Tuesday as hundreds of tenant activists flooded the State Capitol, leading to scuffles and dozens of arrests. For months, activists have cast a looming rewrite of New York’s rent laws as a once-in-a-generation battle. The state law that regulates almost one million rent-stabilized apartments expires on June 15. With Democrats in control of the Legislature for only the third time in more than half a century, progressive lawmakers are pushing for tenant-friendly provisions. Now, with 11 days remaining, the fight has increa…

Jeff Bezos reportedly set to buy three New York City apartments for $80M – NBC News

Jeff Bezos reportedly set to buy three New York City apartments for $80M  NBC News

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is preparing to purchase three apartments in New York City on Tuesday in a deal valued at roughly $80 million, three people familiar with the transaction told The Wall Street Journal. Bezos is reportedly close to scooping up a penthouse and two units directly beneath it at Manhattan’s 212 Fifth Avenue, the people told the Journal. If the three units were combined, the Journal reported, the home would encompass 12 bedrooms and more than 17,000 square feet. The purchase would come nearly four months after Amazon backed out of plans to open a new headquarters in New York …

New York City prosecutors ask feds to send Manafort – The Philadelphia Inquirer

  1. New York City prosecutors ask feds to send Manafort  The Philadelphia Inquirer
  2. Judge orders Paul Manafort to be transferred to New York City’s notorious Rikers Island  Fox News
  3. Paul Manafort to Be Sent to Rikers, Where He Will be Held in Isolation  The New York Times
  4. NY prosecutors want Paul Manafort sent to Rikers Island  CNN
  5. Sources: Manafort nearing transfer to NYC to face state case  WesternSlopeNow
  6. View full coverage on Google News