AOC Endorses Maya Wiley + NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change Shelved

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  • A group of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant organizers beat back the “Blueprint for Change” plan for New York City public housing, which would pay for much needed repairs in NYCHA without federal funds, but which some organizers see as veering too close to privatizing NYCHA.
  • Opposition is growing to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Court of Appeals nominee Madeline Singas.
  • A New York State Appellate Court ruled that the city can begin moving men experiencing homelessness out of the Lucerne Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after a months-long legal battle. However, housing activists claimed victory because the time and attention gained by the prolonged court case led to permanent housing, jobs, and visibility for many of the hotel’s residents.


  • Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) endorsed Maya Wiley for New York City mayor. Maya Wiley received a slew of endorsements from progressives, including some groups and elected officials who had previously endorsed Scott Stringer or issued co-endorsements. 
  • The City recounted the role of the Bedford Union Armory project on the District 35 City Council race, contrasting candidate Michael Hollingsworth’s activism against the development with his opponent Crystal Hudson’s close relationship to Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to be preparing to run for a fourth term, as he plans a $10,000-per-ticket fundraiser.
  • In an unorthodox move, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the union representing New York City public school teachers, is asking members not only to rank Scott Stringer, their endorsed candidate, first in their ranked-choice primary ballots, but also not to rank Andrew Yang or Eric Adams.
  • A second woman has accused mayoral candidate Scott Stringer of sexual harassment. Fashion stylist Teresa Logan said Stringer groped and kissed her in the early 1990s when she was working for him at a restaurant he co-owned.

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