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Lusskin to Leave LIC Partnership Tuesday, Successor yet to Be Announced
Lusskin to Leave LIC Partnership Tuesday, Successor yet to Be Announced

May 20, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Elizabeth Lusskin, the longtime president of the Long Island City Partnership, is stepping down from the organization on May 24 to take on a new role at a state agency.

Lusskin has led the LIC Partnership since October 2013 and is leaving the organization to become the executive vice president of small business technology development at the Empire State Development.

The Partnership, which promotes business in the area, has not yet named her successor but is conducting a search for her replacement.

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NYC Apartment Vacancy Rate Jumps Up, But ‘Housing Emergency’ Status Survives

New York City has more vacant apartments overall than it did five years ago even as units with monthly rents under $1,500 have dried up, according to a new report that also shows maintenance issues are surging across the board.

The highly anticipated 2021 Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS) arrived a year late on Tuesday, delayed by the pandemic. A 91-page summary analysis of the report from the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development paints a vivid picture of the rental landscape across the five boroughs, the places where renters live — and what they can afford.

Cabán Announces Winners of District 22 Participatory Budgeting

May 16, 2022 By Christian Murray

Residents of Council District 22 voted to spend $500,000 on outdoor lighting at Astoria Houses and $275,000 on tech upgrades at local schools, along with two other projects, when they went to the polls last month to determine how $1 million of city capital should be spent in the district through a process called participatory budgeting.