New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents by 1 percent for one-year lease renewals at regulated apartments, implementing a historically small increase while stopping short of freezing rates.
A rent-reduction request by Manhattan’s St. Mark’s Bookshop, a favorite of writers Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, was rejected by landlord Cooper Union, said Bob Contant, co-owner of the East Village store.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, marking his 100th day in office, embraced the legislature’s funding of statewide universal pre-kindergarten as his own victory and promised more programs to redress inequality between rich and poor.
The fate of St. Mark’s Bookshop in Manhattan’s East Village, once a haunt of writers Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, will be in limbo until late next month, when the landlord plans to decide whether to reduce its rent.
Kour Pour, the 26-year-old whose detailed paintings depict Persian rugs, drew such a frenzy for his first solo exhibition that his works sold out before the opening last month at New York’s Untitled Gallery.
In a speech aimed equally at Wall Street and Main Street, President Barack Obama urged the financial industry to drop the “furious effort” to fight his regulation plan, saying a failure to impose tougher rules on the market will put the U.S. economic system at risk.
My late father taught me that what defines a principle is the willingness to adhere to it even when that adherence hurts. Maybe that’s why the newfound appreciation of the Electoral College among many of my friends on the left has struck me as a weirdly compelling spectacle.