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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

News Roundup for June 27

The NYPD released details yesterday of a string of attacks on Kingsbridge Road between Morris and Jerome which have left one man dead and five hospitalized. A Daily News article says that the first attack happened June 1, and the others happened June 22 and 23. We'll be following this story closely.

The Rent Guidelines Board voted 5 to 4 to approve rent hikes of 3 percent for one-year lease renewals and 5.75 percent for two-year leases, effective October 1. NY1 reports that, as usual, neither tenants nor landlords are satisfied. In May, Greg Jost wrote here about the affordability gap in the West Bronx.

The Citizens Budget Commission released a report showing a discrepancy in the upkeep of parks in wealthy and low-income neighborhoods. You can read the full report here.

Daily News reports that the City Council is expected to pass a bill restricting the amount of money donors can give if they do business with the city.

Update: The bill passed 44-4. Oliver Koppell was one of four Council members opposing the bill, which he said was inconsistent, according to the Daily Politics blog.


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