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Friday, May 30, 2014

May 22, 2010

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Basically they are saying the same thing in 2014 that they said in 2010 and it didn't amount to a hill of beans then and here we are again.

Anonymous said...

Talk is cheap. They are not going to risk upsetting all those greedy developers who pour money into their campaign coffers plus God knows what is handed over under the table.

Anonymous said...

"Talk is cheap. They are not going to risk upsetting all those greedy developers who pour money into their campaign coffers plus God knows what is handed over under the table."

Amen

Anonymous said...

This is Schumer speak for "I need more bribe money R.E. people, so you better fork over more dough or I'll actually do what this committee is supposed to do." No news here.

Anonymous said...

Recycled Election Year Rhetoric

Anonymous said...

Money talks - they've all been bought. Especially your democrats. Happy now?

Anonymous said...

Do they realize they repeat the same speeches? This is a bad joke.

Anonymous said...

Back in 2010 Maloney introduced legislation H.R. 5361 that would have reigned in the ability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to invest in any deals that involve making affordable housing unaffordable here in NY and nationwide. She had four co-sponsors of the bill. All were Democrats. Unfortunately for us, 2010 was the year that Dems lost 63 seats in the House, giving the GOP a solid majority (242-193). The Tea Party took over and the *Party of No* was birthed and they declared the kind of bipartisan legislating needed to pass a bill like H.R. 5361 dead. Maloney's bill died in committee.

She's reintroduced the same piece of legislation and the GOP will once again refuse to allow it out of committee. And there is nothing that Carolyn Maloney or anybody else can do about it while the GOP Tea Party rules the House.

But you guys point fingers at all the wrong people. The utter cluelessness and stupidity demonstrated by every single one of the above comments is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Dumb question, but asking anyway. Our 'legal rent' is $3900 but we are only paying $3625 this year.

When our renewal time comes, are they allowed to raise us 4% (or whatever is decided by city) above 3900 or 3625? Cause if it's 3900+, this is going to suck.

Anonymous said...

They can increase you to the legal limit. Rent increases as determined by the RGB only apply if you're already at legal rent.

It's unfortunate, but you need to understand that the landlord is not interested in any long time rentals. One of my neighbors just got a $600 increase. The guys upstairs got a $1500 increase. Both apartments have been here for about 5 or 6 years.

Anonymous said...

To 10:02
That happens all the time and its the better pols with stronger conviction that maneuver around that. They should not have given up the first time. Then tried the same old thing again in 2014.
They either have to be better at their jobs in the initial fight, or they have to let someone else who isn't tired, who is a fighter, to get in the political ring.
Maybe they did give it their best effort and best fight the first time around.
It wasn't good enough.
We resident New Yorkers need new political players on our team.
We can't keep voting for the same people who failed us.

Anonymous said...

Those of us who are truly RS (old timers ) need to start thinking about protection of the MR tenant leases as well. I'm quite tired of my decent and helpful neighbors having to move due to $500 a month increases. Each time they do, a student group moves in. Not just 2 people. Always 3 or 4 to an apartment.

Anonymous said...

7 :06 am. This. The landlord wants all of us out and will stop @ nothing. Brace yourselves for back to back increases.