Max & Murphy On Housing: Bye Bye, Bernie. Hello Again, 421-a

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Mayor de Blasio has low poll ratings and faces tough headlines about investigations of his fundraising. Yet his housing proposals, which will cement his legacy, keep getting passed.

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Mayor de Blasio has low poll ratings and faces tough headlines about investigations of his fundraising. Yet his housing proposals, which will cement his legacy, keep getting passed.

The week began with Sen. Bernie Sanders issuing a housing plan and he and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton taking separate tours of NYCHA developments before their Tuesday showdown. Meanwhile, the City Council approved the East New York plan, after a long fight from which both advocates and the city probably drew lessons. Up next: Rezonings in places like Jerome Avenue and the continuing saga of 421-a.

Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max and I review the week in housing policy news in the clip below. Listen and love.