Gotham Gazette and City Limits talk over the housing-policy news of the week, from a slowdown on the Jerome Avenue rezoning, to a ranking of neighborhoods by housing risk, to the latest on NextGen NYCHA and the latest city effort to make bad buildings better.
Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have to ink a memorandum of understanding to get a huge state affordable housing plan going.
In hundreds of schools, testing companies are trying out questions for future state exams. According to Fred Smith, this ineffective way to gauge the quality of test questions, accomplished without parent engagement, is nothing but a public subsidy to well-heeled testing companies.
ANHD is out with their annual run-down of the housing risks faced by each of New York's 59 community boards.