Hello, New York City!

  • 📉 Manhattan rents fell for the third month in a row — except in the luxury market.
  • 📍 Patch looks at where Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin performed best in New York.
  • 📚 A Jewish book fair is coming to New York next month.

But first, today’s weather:

Tropical storm. High: 72 Low: 49.

Here are the top five stories in New York today:

  1. Overall rents across most of Manhattan have fallen for the third month in a row – except for those at the top of the luxury market, which are now averaging a record high of $16,000 a month, according to a new study by real estate firm Douglas Elliman. (New York City crest)
  2. A Texas judge has blocked the Biden administration’s plan to forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 in student debt, suspending the application process for about 28 million Americans who could qualify for relief. An estimated 3,578,900 New Yorkers had applied for the program. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the Justice Department is appealing the judge’s decision. (New York City crest)
  3. Democrat Kathy Hochul won 100% of the vote in a neighborhood of Far Rockaway, Queens, while Republican Lee Zeldin did his best in New York in the Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Midwood, Brooklyn. Here’s a block-by-block breakdown of last Tuesday’s governor’s race. (New York City crest)
  4. Tenants of two Bronx rent-stabilized buildings owned by Sheridan Realty Holdings LLC are reporting leaks, rats, cockroaches, “rotten conditions and shoddy repairs.” The company bought them in 2016 during a booming market, but since they weren’t able to raise the rent due to state laws, it appears basic maintenance was the first thing to do. (THE CITY)
  5. Ten Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island were injured on Friday after a ‘disgruntled’ employee raised a fire alarm, leading thousands to evacuate the facility. (gothamist)

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Sunset over Governor’s Island. Photo courtesy of Susan Burger.

This weekend in New York:

  • Saturday: Fall Civic Sweep – Park Slope (10 a.m.)
  • Saturday: Vinyl Revolution Record Show—Astoria (11 a.m.)
  • Saturday: Secret Laughs BYOB Comedy Show (7:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday: Free historic walking tour through the Flatiron District (11:00 a.m.)
  • See “construction” at Brookfield Place (all weekend)
  • New York Comedy Festival (the whole weekend)

From my notebook:

  • A new office for Puerto Rico’s Federal Affairs Administration will soon open in the Bronx, NY Governor Kathy Hochul and Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced from San Juan. The office will help Puerto Ricans living in New York obtain the necessary documents to access government services. (NY Politics)
  • Turtle soup, “wild turkey stuffed with Italian chestnuts”, “leg of antelope”. These are just some of the dishes New Yorkers feasted on during Thanksgiving in the 19th century., menus maintained by the New York Public Library show. (New York City crest)
  • New York’s first-ever Jewish Book Festival kicks off Dec. 11 in Battery Park City, announced the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (Free time)
  • The majority of New York schools that accepted newly arrived asylum-seeking students this fall have faced significant budget cuts, a report from the comptroller’s office says more than 300 schools are eligible for $39 million in student fair funding. (AMNI)
  • Looking for more space at home? Check out these three six-bedroom New York homes under $1 million each. (New York City crest)

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  • Historian Stacy Schiff at Sarah Lawrence College (November 15)
  • Organic Cold Soap Making Class – New York (November 16)
  • National Geographic’s Limitless: Screening and Conversation with Chris Hemsworth and Dr. BJ Miller (November 16)
  • Candle Making Class – New York (November 17)
  • Hootenanny: A Celebration of Jewish Music (November 17)
  • Paul Feig and Ellie Kemper: cocktail hour! (November 18)
  • Berkeley College Open House (November 19)
  • Rizos & Coquito Holiday Pop-Up Shop (November 19)
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All right, all is well for today. I will see you soon!

Dashiell Allen

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