Good morning, neighbors! It's me again, Diane Witek, your host of the Sunset Park Daily.
First, today's weather:
Mostly sunny and windy. High: 34, low: 26.
Here are the top stories in Sunset Park today:
On Jan. 15, the eviction moratorium expired, putting nearly a quarter of a million households at risk of displacement. "Evictions are discriminatory with the greatest impact falling on Black and brown New Yorkers. Good Cause Eviction would protect against this. Sometimes called the 'Right to Remain,' it would protect people from this fate by providing most tenants in New York State with legal protections against no-fault evictions," according to an opinion piece in the Brooklyn Paper by Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes. It would allow landlords to recoup investments in their properties and tenants to fairly navigate the lease renewal and eviction process. At this point, it is up to the governor to pass Good Cause protections legislation. (Brooklyn Paper)
On Saturday there was another fatal random subway push in Times Square. On Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams insisted that New York City subways are safe, saying it is just the “perception of fear.” “New Yorkers are safe on the subway system,” said the mayor, a former NYPD transit cop, during a press conference. “I think it’s about 1.7 percent of the crimes in New York City that occur on the subway system. But subway riders took issue with Adams’ assessment of subway safety. (New York Post)
The holiday omicron-fueled surge in cases in New York is starting to decline as sharply as it rose. According to the New York City Health Department, the latest data still shows “very high transmission” of COVID-19 across the city, with thousands of new cases being detected each day. "But the number of infections and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are beginning to decrease, signaling that the Five Boroughs are moving past the peak of the pandemic’s biggest wave," according to AMNY. (AMNY)
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