Wednesday News Links

Despite calls for a freeze, the Rent Guidelines Board voted last night to increase rents 3-6 percent throughout the city, beginning in October. The board oversees about a million rent stabilized apartments in New York.

Curbed notes the Landmark Preservation Commission has ordered a hearing to decide whether the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street should be designated an historic landmark.

As if one Senate wasn't dysfunctional enough, now we have two. The Times catches us up on the antics in Albany, where at least Senators are passing bills, but no one knows whether any of it is legal.

Lost City points us to "Bloomberg-opoly," a new board game that lampoons life in Mikey's New York.