Mayor de Blasio's new vision for an environmentally sounder, economically fairer city runs 332 pages. Our synopsis does not.
Tenant organizers are putting the pressure on Democrats who have yet to back a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal to repeal a mechanism blamed for stripping tens of thousands of apartments from rent stabilization.
But a second-generation Mitchell-Lama program would have to reconcile some problematic rhetoric around class and resolve some of the flaws that have stripped affordability from tens of thousands of units built between 1955 and 1981.
The Mediterranean migrant ship disaster recalls a similar, though less deadly, incident off New York's coast.