November 15, 2019 – Weekly News Roundup

November 15th, 2019

Condo Buyers Can Keep Purchases Secret, N.Y. Tax Officials Say in Reversal - The Wall Street Journal

"New York state tax officials are restoring a measure of secrecy for condo owners who buy units without disclosing their names publicly through limited-liability companies, in a reversal of a policy that drew fire from the real-estate industry. [...] But facing concern from the real-estate community, the tax department said in a new guidance on Monday that the new disclosure law applied only to one-to-four family homes and dropped any mention of condominiums."

I toured an Upper East Side members club for women that costs $3,300 a year, has a strict no-kids policy, and is stocked with $45 CBD gumdrops. Here's a look inside - Business Insider

Salon Accused of Bias Will Be Taught to Style Black Hair  - The New  York Times

"[Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger on East 71st Street] agreed  to [...] a settlement with New York City’s Human Rights Commission that grew out of an investigation prompted by former employees’ complaints about hair-based racial bias."

UES Vegan Restaurant Candle 79 To Close, Owners Say - Patch

Cuomo Appointed Commissioner Urges Critics of Subway Cops to Take a Breath - Politico

Madison Avenue Businesses Resist Bus Shelters - Patch

$1.45 Billion Plan To Elevate East River Park Advances, Despite Some Local Opposition - Gothamist

Staten Island Councilmen Really Really Want Borough to Secede From NYC - Gothamist

Report: NYC Fines Landlords For Lead But Rarely Comes to Collect - Gothamist

The Museum of Lost Museums - Our Town

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus - NYTimes

New York to Use 18,000 City Workers to Identify and Help Homeless - NYTimes

Key New York Figures Involved in Impeachment Inquiry - City & State

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock on the Door for Food - NYTimes

Is This New York's Best Roast Chicken? - Town & Country


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