The Hollywood / Kanner Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34581/the-hollywood-kanner-architects Clipboard 2008 The Hollywood / Kanner ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Hollywood / Kanner Architects Area:  13935 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Los Angeles, United States Photographs United States Architects: Kanner Architects Area Area of this architecture project The Hollywood / Kanner Architects “COPY” Projects Photographs:  John Edward LindenText description provided by the architects. A 54-unit building, The Hollywood is something of a pioneering project in a part of Los Angeles that, while emerging from years of civic indifference, remains a bit rough around the fringes. The multifamily courtyard condominium development announces the arrival of modern urban living to complement the entertainment, hospitality and retail revival under way in Hollywood.Save this picture!© John Edward LindenRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationThe $15 million project is the first for-sale condominium building in a part of town populated mostly by rental properties. A Modernist façade features high-end contemporary forms tempered by the warm hues of a wood-composite exterior. The top level features double-height penthouses with mezzanines. The first four levels are comprised of flats. Inside, 17-foot ceilings create spacious living environments punctuated by high-end minimalist design. Two levels of subterranean parking accommodate 135 vehicles. Save this picture!© John Edward LindenEach unit in the u-shaped building is distinguished by unique balconies and windows that give residents a sense of place and the pleasure of outdoor living in an urban neighborhood. Interior units and the central corridor open to a courtyard and its lap pool. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide generous views from every unit. Views focus on the Hollywood Hills to the north and the bustling Hollywood street scene to the east, south and west.Save this picture!© John Edward LindenProject gallerySee allShow lessEvolver / Alice StudioArticlesHometta: A Home Plan CompanyArticlesProject locationAddress:Los Angeles, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34581/the-hollywood-kanner-architects Clipboard Apartments Save this picture!© John Edward Linden+ 19 Share CopyAbout this officeKanner ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLos AngelesHousingUnited StatesPublished on September 24, 2009Cite: “The Hollywood / Kanner Architects” 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?The Hollywood / Kanner Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fundraising Online 2012 promotional video

first_imgFundraising Online 2012 promotional video  113 total views,  3 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Resource Alliance Details of the Fundraising Online 2012 conference from The Resource Alliance. The conference, which takes place appropriately enough exclusively online, features “the best in digital and online fundraising advice from expert speakers”. It takes place on 15 and 16 May 2012.www.fundraisingonline.com Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 December 2011 | News  114 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Freedom of information threatened by website blacklisting and recriminalization of defamation

first_img Receive email alerts July 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information threatened by website blacklisting and recriminalization of defamation Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News —-Драконовские меры нового закона по отношению к Интернету и уголовное наказание за клевету: шквальный огонь по свободе информацииВ среду нижняя палата российского Парламента – Государственная Дума – большинством голосов в третьем чтении приняла новый закон, позволяющий создавать «черный список» Интернет-порталов. Это вызвало опасения о потенциальной создания цензуре и фильтрации информации в Сети в будущем. Проект закона должен быть принят верхней палатой российского парламента, Советом Федерации, далее для вступления в силу его ратифицирует президент РФ Владимир Путин.Основные поправки «информационного закона» нацелены на защиту пользователей Интернета, в частности, несовершеннолетних, от контента, содержащего «вредную» информацию. В «черный список» попадут сайты, «содержащие порнографию, экстремистские идеи, подстрекающие к суициду или употреблению наркотиков». Остальные сайты будут подвергаться юридической проверке. «Репортеры без границ» уверены, «что данный проект закона вызывает много сомнений из-за невнятных формулировок, пассивного отношения российских властей и масштаба контроля информации, который просто пугает. Мы очень надеемся, что внедрение данного «черного списка» сайтов не откроет дорогу системной фильтрации в исполинских объемах, которая спровоцирует волну цензуры против российской оппозиции и критических умозаключений».Российская страница международного портала Wikipedia (www.ru.wikipedia.org) закрылась 10 июля в знак протеста и выражения своего несогласия с проектом закона. «Представьте себе мир без свободного знания!». Данная акция протеста против нового закона, который может привести «к созданию усиленной цензуры информации в Интернете», затронула также крупнейший поисковик Яндекс: в среду 11 июля сайт решил изменить свой традиционный слоган «Найдется все», убрав слово «все» и утверждая, что стоит бояться нецелесообразного использования закона.Статья 4 закона не уточняет критерии, согласно которым тот или иной сайт будет внесен в «черный список», и расплывчато определяет значение слова «неблагоприятный». Таким образом, стоит бояться блокировки порталов, тем более если владелец сайта не успеет изъять «плохое» содержимое в течение 48-ми часов. В этом случае сайт будет заблокирован. В итоге информация, на которую не распространяется действие закона, также будет недоступна. Неопределенность царит и в том органе государственной власти, который был создан для определения сайтов для «черного списка». Любое универсальное решение начала процесса фильтрации должно быть отклонено. Блокировка Интернет-сайтов должна происходить в четко очерченных рамках, по принципу прозрачности и только по решению суда. Специальный уполномоченный ООН по продвижению и защите права на свободу самовыражения и свободу мысли Франк Ля Рю отмечает в своем отчете от мая 2011 года, что необходимо ввести «строгие, но дееспособные ограничения для распространения информации в Интернете, за исключением особых и исключительных обстоятельств, в соответствии с международными стандартами».Господин Ля Рю также отмечает, что «хранение данных пользователей, ответственных за создание и распространение нежелательной информации, является серьезным препятствием на пути к осуществлению права на свободу мысли и самовыражения, так как это приводит к чрезмерной частной цензуре, в большинстве случаев без соблюдения принципов прозрачности и соответствия закону».Представитель Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе (ОБСЕ) Дуня Мятович, ответственная за свободу СМИ, пропросила власти отложить принятие проекта закона и представить его на публичные дебаты с участием экспертов. Госпожа Мятович также потребовала пересмотреть наказание за клевету в России, «которое идет в разрез с общепринятыми нормами в регионе ОБСЕ».В результате этим же вечером парламентарии приняли в первом чтении поправки, предложение партией власти «Единой Россией» и предусматривающие новые наказания за клевету (см. http://www.duma.gov.ru/news/273/180195/). Однако наказания за преступления для прессы были предложены Государственной Думой еще в ноябре 2011 года. Согласно тексту нового закона (проект закона № 106999-6), который будет еще обсуждаться во втором и третьем чтениях, клевета теперь подлежит наказанию до 5 лет лишения свободы или штрафом в 500 000 рублей (12 500 евро). Международная правозащитная организация Репортеры без границ призывает подписать петицию со стороны коллектива независимых российских журналистов, требующую отменить принятие данного проекта закона (принять участие в подписании петиции возможно здесь). Эти два законопроекта появились как когда Кремль стремится прибегать к помощи Государственной Думы, где доминирует партия власти, чтобы протолкнуть законы, которые могут быть использованы против российской оппозиции.«Репортеры без границ» заявляют: «Мы настоятельно требуем отклонить во втором чтении этот драконовский законопроект. В то время как весь мир прогрессивно уменьшает наказание за клевету, подобный шаг назад в России является как нельзя символичным. Принятый вместе с серией сайтов для «черного списка», созданием астрономических штрафов за незаконные демонстрации и жестоких рамок для Некоммерческих Организаций, получающих финансирование из-за рубежа, данный текст законопроекта усиливает впечатление нового витка репрессий российских властей».Россия является страной «под наблюдением» согласно последнему отчету «Враги Интернета», опубликованном в марте 2012 года «Репортерами без границ». Государство находится на 142-ом месте из 179 стран в последней версии Индекса свободы прессы, созданной также Репортерами без границ. Tекcт по-русски в PDF и нижеThe lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma, yesterday approved a bill on third reading that will allow the authorities to compile a website blacklist, fuelling concern about Internet filtering and censorship. The bill will have to be passed by the upper house and ratified by President Vladimir Putin before it takes effect.The bill (Draft Law No. 89417-6), which amends the Law on Information, is intended to protect children from content regarded as particularly “harmful.” Websites “containing pornography or extremist ideas, or promoting suicide or use of drugs” could be placed directly on the blacklist without referring to a court. In other cases, a court’s approval would have to be obtained first.According to Global Voices, once a website appeared on the list, the site’s hosting-provider would have 24 hours to notify the site-owner, who must then delete the offending data. If the owner fails to act, the hosting-provider is required to shut down or delete the site itself. In the event that the hosting-provider fails or refuses to act, it joins the registry and then web-providers must cut off access to that entire hosting-provider. Anyone included on the blacklist then has three months to appeal the decision in court.The bill imposes a “collective punishment” on Internet users since it could render law-abiding websites and legitimate websites inaccessible.“We are alarmed by this bill’s ambiguities as the Russian’s government record on news and information control makes us fear the worst,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We suspect that the implementation of this blacklist will open the way to abusive filtering and blocking of online content, with the aim of censoring the Russian opposition and government critics.”Wikipedia’s Russian-language site (ru.wikipedia.org) suspended operations on 10 July in protest. Its home page showed a bar across Wikipedia logo and the words: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” This protest against a bill that could lead to “extrajudicial Internet censorship” was taken up by the Yandex search engine, which placed a bar across the word “Everything” in its slogan “Everything will be found.”The bill is vague about the specially created federal body that would select the targeted sites. Point 4 of article 5 of the bill also fails to give a precise definition of “harmful” content or sufficiently precise reasons for adding a site to the blacklist. Over-blocking is likely. Any generalized filtering system must be opposed. In a May 2011 report, United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue said the flow of information via the Internet should be restricted only “in few, exceptional, and limited circumstances prescribed by international human rights law.”La Rue’s report added that: “Holding intermediaries liable for the content disseminated or created by their users severely undermines the enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, because it leads to self-protective and over-broad private censorship, often without transparency and the due process of the law.”The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatovic, reacted to the vote by urging the authorities to “suspend the bill and put it out for public discussion with the participation of experts on the issue.” She has also criticized the recriminalization of defamation in Russia, which, she said, “runs against the overall trend in the OSCE region to decriminalize speech offences.” This was in response to the Duma’s passage of a separate bill on first reading yesterday evening that would reverse last November’s decriminalization of media offences by the Duma. Proposed by the ruling United Russia party, Draft Law No. 106999-6, which still has to be approved on second and third reading, would again make defamation punishable by sentences of up to five years in prison or a fine of 500,000 roubles (12,500 euros). A coalition of independent Russian journalists has launched an online petition for the withdrawal of this bill. It is available here in Russian. Reporters Without Borders urges Russian speakers to sign it.These two bills have come at a time when the Kremlin seems to be turning increasingly to the Duma, which is dominated by the ruling party, to give it the tools to crackdown on various kinds of opposition.“We urge the Duma’s members to reject this draconian bill on second reading,” Reporters Without Borders said. “With the entire world gradually decriminalizing defamation, it would send a terrible signal if Russia moved in the opposite direction. Combined with website blacklists, sky-high fines for illegal demonstrations, and grotesque regulations for NGOs that get foreign funding, this new bill’s sudden passage suggests a headlong rush towards much more repression.”Russia is one of the countries that have been placed “under surveillance” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet,” issued last March. It is ranked 142nd out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Follow the Duma debates (live)Watch a video showing journalists’ demonstration in front of the Duma today (Source : Novaya Gazeta) June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation News News May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown last_img read more

FRCs offer vital family lifeline

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsFRCs offer vital family lifelineBy admin – August 19, 2010 503 Print Advertisement Twitter Family Resource Centres in Limerick are increasingly acting as a lifeline for people who have lost their jobs because of the recession.  That’s according to the Family Resource Centre National Forum and the Family Support Agency, which has launched a report detailing the work of Family Resource Centres (FRCs) throughout Ireland over the course of 2009. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are 107 FRCs in Ireland, four of which are in Limerick – Croom, Hospital, Southill and St Munchin’s.   The report shows that 581 people completed training courses – directly related to employment – in Limerick FRCs last year.  A further 398 people completed educational courses in the centres, while 8,786 people availed of information on a range of topics, including social welfare rights and entitlements, housing and personal debt.  According to Packie Kelly, chairperson of the Family Resource Centre National Forum, the support network for Ireland’s FRCs serve as a lifeline for those who find themselves suddenly out of work. In addition to providing practical supports – like education and training opportunities, information and advice- they also provide emotional and personal support.   “In Limerick, for example, 616 people availed of direct one-to-one support – what we call ‘cup-of-tea’ support – in FRCs last year, while a further 244 people received in-house counselling sessions. “People who are feeling worried or stressed because of the recession – or for any other reason – can come to their local FRC for a cup of tea and a chat with one of our staff members or volunteers.  Just sharing their worries with somebody else and having somebody listen to them in a respectful and confidential space can go a long way towards lightening their load,” said Mr Kelly, who also confirmed that 77 were employed by Limerick’s four Family Resource Centres last year, of which 14 were funded by the Family Support Agency. In addition, 129 people served as volunteers with the centres, either on a day-to-day basis or as members of the Boards of Management.   “One thing we have noticed is that providing practical resources like photocopying and computer services has a knock-on effect of attracting people to FRCs that we have traditionally found difficult to reach.  “What we have seen now is that – if people come to an FRC to get information on job opportunities or unemployment supports – they are more likely to engage then with other activities and return to the Centre for future events. “Another positive trend we have noticed in the past year is a growing level of voluntary activity.  FRCs have always depended to a very large extent on the contribution of volunteers and we were delighted to see even more people getting involved in this manner during 2009”.  The report launched last week is available to download from www.fsa.ie.  Further information about Family Resource Centres in Limerick is available at www.familyresource.ie.center_img Email Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleFour remain in hunt for hurling crownNext articleParking, not retail parks, blamed for city decline adminlast_img read more

Democrats to discuss platforms

first_img Facebook Pinterest Texas Democrats. Local NewsGovernment Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Democrats to discuss platformscenter_img Twitter Previous articleCHAPMAN: First-class travel is the least of Scott Pruitt’s sinsNext articleMarfa Public Radio brings storytelling event to Odessa admin Pinterest By admin – March 1, 2018 Facebook Democrat logo Incumbent Ector County Democratic Chairwoman JoAnna Wells and challenger Ryne Storm will meet to discuss their platforms at noon today at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in the Parrish Hall located at 4141 Tanglewood Lane.Anyone interested in hearing the Democratic Chairs’ messages is welcome to attend.Each candidate will state their position in loosely around 10 minutes and have about five minutes of question/answer period (if needed) and the club will then have its regular monthly March meeting in closed session.Lunch will be chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, salad with dressing and sweet and unsweet tea. There is no charge for the meal; however, donations for the purchase of the food are gratefully accepted.For more information, call President Delores Schuler at 432-362-7204 or Vice President, Karen Howard-Winters at 432-212-2664.More Informationlast_img read more

Petrol bomb thrown at police in Derry

first_img By News Highland – March 30, 2021 There was unrest in Derry yesterday evening as a petrol bomb was thrown at police.Shortly after 7:20pm, it was reported that a group of 40 people had gathered at the Tullymore Road area.As police were in the area, it was reported that a petrol bomb was thrown towards a parked police vehicle but did not strike it. Masonry was also thrown at a police vehicle during the incident. There were no reports of any injuries.Officers in attendance subsequently seized a number of items including wooden planks and iron bars.Inspector Moore says they are now reviewing the latest CCTV recordings to identify those involved and where appropriate, make arrests and bring people before the courts.Police have warned too that parents and guardians have an important obligation to speak to keep young people safe by knowing where they are going and who they are with. Young people must understand the dangers of getting involved in behaviour which could result in injuring themselves, others, or ultimately, a criminal record. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+center_img Pinterest Petrol bomb thrown at police in Derry Previous articleCalls for transparency in investigation into Eddie Fullerton deathNext articleAdditional €500,000 in funding for Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Gardai investigating after tools stolen from a shed in Annagry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articlePre Season: Win for Harps as Derry drawNext articleUse of AstraZeneca vaccine temporarily suspended in ROI News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai in Milford are investigating a burglary that occurred in Annagry between the 11th and the 13th of March where a number of tools were stolen from a shed.The burglary occurred between Thursday the 11th and Saturday the 13th of March in the Loughanoran area of Annagry.Entry was gained to a shed and a number of tools were stolen namely a Milwaukee fuel impact gun, two Milwaukee 4 and a half inch grinders, a Sip 12 volt booster pack, a Makita cordless drill and a drawer of Siegen Spanners.Anyone with information in relation to the incident or who has come across similar items for sale is asked to contact Milford Gardaí on 074-9153060 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – March 14, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Gardai investigating after tools stolen from a shed in Annagry News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Dail told Donegal communities want to say no to mining permanently

first_img Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 14, 2019 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleNW players on Ireland teams for World Games in ItalyNext articleMayor & Deputy Mayor roles to be confirmed at AGMs today News Highland WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Dail told Donegal communities want to say no to mining permanently The Dail has been told that communities in Donegal want to say no to mining permanently.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle was speaking during Leaders Questions where he raised the issue of mining issues in the county.Earlier this week, it was confirmed that formal letters withdrawing applications for prospective mining licences in the Glenfin area were received by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle told Minister Richard Bruton that despite a mining licence application by Great Glen Resources being withdrawn, communities in Donegal remain vulnerable to prospecting with an open call for licence applications open until the end of this week.He said, not only do communities in Donegal want to say no to Great Glen Resources, they want to say no to Mining permanently.Deputy Pringle told the Dail that the people of Donegal are seeking a commitment from Government to cease the granting of prospecting licences now and into the future.He doesn’t believe the granting of a licence for the mining would be economically beneficial to Donegal or the State and in no way adheres to Part 2 of the Minerals Development Act 2015 which states the Minister must take into account the economic benefits to the region before a licence is granted. Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Inside the plight of a small retail landlord

first_imgDavid Swerdloff and his father (left) with 124 7th Avenue (Photos via David Swerdloff; Google Maps)David Swerdloff is a far cry from what many picture a Manhattan commercial landlord to be.The 75-year-old owns a single building, on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea. Soaring condos and offices dwarf the one-story structure, whose air rights he sold in 1997.Swerdloff, who lives in the suburbs of Westchester County, didn’t set out to be a landlord. He inherited his building in the early 1980s, when it housed his family’s kitchen and bathroom showroom. After his father died, Swerdloff ran the 2,800-square-foot showroom for 25 more years.David Swerdloff’s father in 1969“I remember growing up in his store,” his daughter, Lindsey Rosenthal, wrote in an emailed letter to The Real Deal. “The owners and workers in the neighboring stores would talk outside, feed the parking meters every hour and knew everything about each other’s family.”Swerdloff retired in 2006, and Le Pain Quotidien signed a 15-year lease for the space, 124 7th Avenue. But when the Chelsea eatery started losing money last year, Le Pain stopped paying the rent — nearly $47,000 a month — and the $226,000 in annual real estate taxes, according to a default notice sent to the international bakery chain.Swerdloff said he tried negotiating to lower the rent, hoping to get some, really any, amount of money. No dice. The company, which filed for bankruptcy in May, never resumed paying and eventually abandoned the location.“There are a bunch of other [small landlords] suffering from this, and it’s tough.”David Swerdloff, commercial landlordThe struggling landlord took Le Pain to landlord-tenant court in August 2019. Or tried to, at least. After Swerdloff waited six months for a hearing, the judge threw out the case on a technicality — one of the five addresses where the subpoena was served was incorrect. His options all but exhausted, Swerdloff turned to civil court.Then the pandemic hit. The courts closed and a wave of tenant protections swept over the legal landscape.Under a series of laws and executive orders signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio this spring, commercial landlords cannot evict tenants. Nor, in most cases, can they go after the personal assets of non-paying tenants even if a clause in the lease allows it.“With the signing of my bill, any small business owner with a personal liability clause in their lease will see that provision temporarily suspended,” declared Council member Carlina Rivera in a statement at the time. “They will no longer have to fear their landlord going after their personal life savings and assets because of a disaster no one saw coming.”It was a cruel irony for mom-and-pop landlords like Swerdloff — one that could become more prevalent in major markets like New York in the age of Covid.Lawmakers went to great lengths to protect small business owners from big landlords, but made no effort to protect small landlords from big tenants. Untold numbers of property owners whose corporate tenants stopped paying have been scrambling to pay their mortgages and taxes, putting them at risk of losing their properties.“Nobody said to the landlords, they don’t have to pay real estate taxes, they don’t have to pay mortgages, they don’t have to pay lenders,” said attorney Luise Barrack, a managing partner at Rosenberg & Estis and head of the firm’s litigation department. “It could be a corporation or an LLC, or it could be somebody who’s sunk their life savings — or their entire family’s life savings — into a building.”The impact on smaller landlords could be long-term.“You count on streams of cash being there, because of your streams of expenses,” said commercial real estate lawyer Joshua Stein. “If you start to screw around with that ecosystem, inevitably bad things are going to happen.”The U.S. has 10 million to 11 million small-time landlords, managing an average of two units each, according to an analysis of IRS data by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research. Institutional landlords, meanwhile, number fewer than 1 million.With stores shuttering and a recession taking hold, pandemic-wracked retail tenants checked with their attorneys and found no compelling rationale to keep paying their landlords.“If you’re a retailer that doesn’t have an underlying ‘good guy’ guarantee, or a meaningful corporate guarantee, then you have every reason not to pay rent,” said Peter Braus, a managing partner and co-founder of the commercial brokerage Lee & Associates. “The recourse that a landlord has is quite minimal in this environment.”The city did face some legal backlash from mom-and-pop landlords. Two, both first-generation immigrants, sued in July, arguing that Covid-19 protections for non-paying businesses deny landlords’ right to free speech and due process, and violate the Constitution’s contract clause.“I think a lot of people in New York City, a lot of renters, paint a picture that landlords are evil,” plaintiff Marcia Melendez, who owns two properties in Brooklyn, said in an interview.“There are a lot of small landlords that actually need the income from their properties to survive and to pay the bills for the property. You can’t lump everybody together.”Her tenants include residents, one of whom she says is not paying rent, and a small local coffee shop, for which she has provided rent relief. But the case also cites the defaults of Gap, Old Navy and Victoria’s Secret.“We’ve seen major corporations take advantage of this,” said Stephen Younger, of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs. “There’s no income test that would take into account whether you’re truly suffering or not.”But the case against the city was recently dismissed. The plaintiffs are deciding whether to appeal.“These provisions are put in place to protect those in need,” said attorney Laura Brandt, who brands herself as “the Retail Lawyer.” She noted that some stores have lost millions, if not billions, of dollars in the pandemic.“But now that this has dragged on, it’s not just the retailers — the landlords are starting to go into bankruptcy,” Brandt said. “So now they’re both underdogs.”David Swerdloff, 2006When Le Pain filed for Chapter 11, Swerdloff lost all hope.“There are a bunch of other [small landlords] suffering from this, and it’s tough,” he said.Hospitality investment firm Aurify bought Le Pain out of bankruptcy last month with plans to reopen some locations across the U.S. A spokesperson for Le Pain declined to comment.Smaller landlords with just one property and very little capital often lack the resources to replace a tenant, Braus noted. “They can’t compete with the deep-pocketed landlords, who are able to go out and get really good tenants by spending the money that’s necessary,” he said.Swerdloff paid $240,000, with interest, in 2019 property taxes and expects to owe $220,000 for this year. Eighteen months without a paying tenant makes the upcoming tax payment daunting, if not impossible. Swerdloff said he and his wife have already gone through their life savings.Desperate, he and his wife sent a letter to the City Council in October, pleading for some kind of relief. “We cannot live another day like this,” they wrote. They never heard back.Swerdloff sold his home of 44 years in an attempt to stay afloat, according to the letter. He is still looking for a tenant, or perhaps a buyer, for his 7th Avenue building.“The city is not doing anything,” he argued. “They’re oblivious to the plight.”Contact Sasha Jones Andrew CuomoBill de BlasioNYC LandlordsRetail Full Name* Message* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more

US women’s soccer player has wedding ring, key to city stolen from hotel room

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEric Verhoeven/Soccrates/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — U.S. women’s soccer player Allie Long’s time in France earned her some nice hardware: a World Cup trophy, first-place medal and a key to New York City, personally handed to her by Mayor Bill de Blasio.Now she’s searching for a copy to the latter. Long and her husband, Jose Batista, were staying at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Los Angeles as the team appeared at Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards when someone apparently entered her room and stole her wedding ring and her key to the city, according to a high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department source.The couple left their room and used the latch to prop the door open slightly while they visited someone else in the hotel, the source said.Long and her husband returned to the room, but didn’t realize until Thursday morning that her jewelry, cash and key were missing.An official told ABC News there is security video from the floor and it is currently being reviewed by LAPD detectives.She tweeted about the incident Thursday night, asking de Blasio if he made copies.After the @ESPYS show someone stole my wedding ring, cash and the key to my favorite city after just receiving it from my hotel room. Do you make copies @NYCMayor ? I would love a new one.— Allie Long (@ALLIE_LONG) July 12, 2019The ring is reportedly worth $15,000 — but the key is priceless.Long is actually from just outside New York City, being raised in Northport on Long Island.The U.S. women’s national soccer team defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday to claim its second consecutive World Cup. The team returned to New York late Monday, spent much of Tuesday doing media appearances and then were feted with a ticker-tape parade Wednesday morning followed by a quick flight across country for the ESPYS at night.They were awarded an ESPY for best team at the show.Long, 31, is a reserve midfielder for the U.S. women’s team. She only played in one game in this year’s World Cup, an appearance against Chile in the group stage.She has 45 caps for the national team and has scored six goals. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img July 12, 2019 /Sports News – National US women’s soccer player has wedding ring, key to city stolen from hotel roomlast_img read more