Property owners says the mayor is “ignoring their plight,” although they’re relieved that his plans to strengthen tenant protections will likely be blocked in Albany (NYT).
St. Mark’s Hotel plans to add six stories (Real Deal).
Republicans took the state Senate in Tuesday’s election, but “Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s majority in the chamber grew… It was only a few years ago that the scandals in the Assembly led to rumors Silver was about to be ousted by his colleagues. The talk has subsided, and rekindling of it barring another scandal seems highly unlikely.” (State of Politics)
Punjabi Deli Watch: East Houston construction continues to squeeze the longtime LES business (EV Grieve).
Performance artist Karen Finley returns to ABC No Rio, “mainly feeling nostalgic.” (NYT)
Q&A with Garis & Hahn – two years after the gallery’s opening on the Bowery (Art Fuse).