Category Archives: News

  1. ‘Want to clean up Albany? Get the landlords out!’

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    October 20, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

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    “When Bill de Blasio accepted the endorsement of the Tenants Political Action Committee in front of Stuyvesant Town during last year’s mayoral campaign, …
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  2. NY Daily News: ‘De Blasio administration files first lawsuit against apartments operating as illegal hotels through sites like Airbnb’

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    October 19, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    Airbnb injunction

    Good news for NYC renters; bad news for Airbnb: On Oct. 17, the New York Daily News reported that the de Blasio administration has filed its first lawsuit against apartments operating as illegal hotels.

  3. San Francisco Tenant ‘Hero’ Ted Gullicksen Has Died

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    October 18, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    Ted Gullicksen

    SFGate reported on Oct. 14 that Ted Gullicksen, executive director of the San Francisco Tenants Union and for decades one of …
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  4. Attorney General: Airbnb Rentals Mostly Illegal


    October 17, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    Eric Schneiderman

    Schneiderman found that a whopping 72% of Airbnb’s rentals were illegal.

  5. What’s the problem with Airbnb? Experts weigh in on NY1 Online

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    October 16, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

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    What’s all the fuss about Airbnb? Experts weigh in.

  6. NY Daily News: ‘Airbnb’s threat to affordable housing’

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    October 14, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance


    Airbnb makes it easier for dishonest landlords to illegally operate hotel rooms, which turns a much higher profit than collecting rent from tenants.

  7. NY Times: ‘Policy Change Could Benefit New York’s Landlords and Tenants’

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    October 11, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    affordable housing

    Mayor Bill de Blasio called the policy change a new tool “to preserve affordable apartments in perpetuity.”

  8. Public Advocate Tish James Releases List of Worst Landlords in NYC

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    October 10, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    worst landlords

    Who are NYC’s worst landlords? Public Advocate Letitia James has some ideas.

  9. Watch: Our First ‘Share Better’ Ad

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    October 6, 2014 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    Have you seen our spoof ad from WSNA’s Share Better campaign against Airbnb and other illegal hotel operators. If not, …
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  10. Durst Pyramid

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    December 13, 2012 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

    We’ve testified at the community board and at the City Planning Commission (CPC), spoken to the Borough President’s office as …
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