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Senior Reporter for @CityLimitsNews | Co-Host @CityWatchWBAI 99.5 FM, Sundays at 10 am | Licensed Social Worker | Former editor @QueensEagle

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David Brand
a month ago
Today is my first day as a staff reporter for @CityLimitsNews! I’ll be on the housing and homelessness beat. Please send tips, information, ideas, events and updates to david@citylimits.org Or DM me for my cell. Thank you! https://t.co/AGbCYPyjyw
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Jeanmarie Evelly
a month ago
I'm thrilled to announce some exciting new additions to the @CityLimitsNews' newsroom: @essayolumhense, @DavidFBrand and @lizdonov will be joining our team this spring. (1/5) https://t.co/SZ17lS9iTi
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David Brand
2 hours ago
NYC's Rent Guidelines Board approved a 6-mon rent hike of 1.5% for rent-stabilized tenants last night After years of increases, the RGB often sided w tenants under de Blasio. That could change under @ericadamsfornyc who backed a rent hike @CityLimitsNews https://t.co/Sh3WAQDiCV
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David Brand
15 hours ago
Talked to some people earlier who expected this proposal (members had been negotiating it behind the scenes). One person pointed out that this will hurt tenants while also leading to bureaucratic and clerical headaches because forms aren't set up for mid-year rent adjustments
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David Brand
15 hours ago
The Rent Guidelines Board just voted 5-4 for a unique rent increase. They voted to freeze rent-stabilized rent for the first 6 months of 1-year leases then increase the rent 1.5% for the last 6 months Tenants with 2-year leases will see a 2.5% increase. https://t.co/opp2fx0EGe https://t.co/b3FHqL4E15
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David Brand
22 hours ago
Revisiting this story from Monday: Eight of the 14 Council candidates who raised $100K or more have leads or ran unopposed in yesterday's primaries. The other six are all but certain to lose. https://t.co/iV0yBCXpwf
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Michael Gold
a day ago
the ranked-choice tabulation on this one will be fascinating. Won and Bagga were trading the lead all night as votes were cast. https://t.co/kfgfbu276i
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David Brand
a day ago
How many rounds of ranked-choice voting will we see in Queens Council District 26 before a candidate gets to 50% ? Leading candidate, @juliewon2021, has about 18.5% Second place, @amitsinghbagga, has 17.65% No one else broke 10% on Election Night https://t.co/hZOWMF3O6w
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David Brand
a day ago
This isn’t to say Monserrate is filling some kind of power vacuum (every other candidate backed by his club lost), but it does show that Queens Democratic organization support seems to mean little And all that being said, Goodman could take lead when absentee ballots are counted
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David Brand
a day ago
How many rounds of ranked-choice voting will we see in Queens Council District 26 before a candidate gets to 50% ? Leading candidate, @juliewon2021, has about 18.5% Second place, @amitsinghbagga, has 17.65% No one else broke 10% on Election Night https://t.co/hZOWMF3O6w
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David Brand
a day ago
More proof of the dying influence of the @Queens_Dems: Their Civil Court candidate Michael Goodman is losing to Soma Syed, a candidate backed by Hiram Monserrate’s political club. @mwparrott reported on race after Syed appealed to anti-LGBTQ voters: https://t.co/7zU0J8Lzk9 https://t.co/aapCSs0fpR
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Meaghan McGoldrick
a day ago
🔥 thread from @DavidFBrand who did the damn thing today (yesterday? time is an illusion) https://t.co/zStt7ISfv0
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David Brand
a day ago
Meet the voter Name: Gloriana Davis Neighborhood: St. Albans #1 pick: “Women” RCV Experience: “It was different, but I’m glad I did it. And I’m glad I could vote for all women.” https://t.co/VdZIeXgruJ
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David Brand
a day ago
Former IDC Senator/ex-Councilmember @TonyAvella with a pretty big lead in his quest to reclaim his old seat in Queens District 19 https://t.co/NElDZXOsDX
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David Brand
a day ago
In the end, @AndrewYang delivered a gracious and optimistic concession speech. Even poked fun at himself. (“I’ll confess to you, there was so much about New York City I did not know.”) Here he is in a moment of solitude just outside his crowded results party https://t.co/zXgJt8Rhsu
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David Brand
a day ago
In Brooklyn Council District 41, incumbent @AlickaASamuel41 is losing by about 12% to her predecessor Darlene Mealy with 79% of in-person votes counted https://t.co/ric5fBamMg
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David Brand
a day ago
Spoke to two young supporters who not only traveled from other states to campaign for @AndrewYang during the homestretch of the mayor’s race, but who also named his nuclear energy positions as one of the main reasons they support him. One is 19-year-old Prince Wang from Virginia https://t.co/su92Cf4DKa
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David Brand
a day ago
“I’m so proud of you,” @LiuNewYork tells @AndrewYang’s wife @EvelynYang after Yang concedes I asked what she and @AndrewYang plan to do tomorrow: “Sleep. And be with our kids.” https://t.co/Pms63yXt1L
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David Brand
a day ago
“The journey is just beginning,” @AndrewYang says https://t.co/qWPNBMeMuv
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David Brand
a day ago
With just 11.7% of the vote so far, @AndrewYang is thanking supporters and conceding defeat atop the Yotel hotel in Midtown. He’s with his wife and @LiuNewYork “I am a numbers guy … and I am not going to be the next mayor of NYC. I am conceding.” https://t.co/7hEjjfZ3qU
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David Brand
a day ago
The @AndrewYang party is filling up as contributors drink craft beers and Truly at fancy picnic tables Will Yang’s big endorsers (Meng, Torres, Liu) show up if he’s in 4th as results come in? https://t.co/Mz0wwejyT4
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David Brand
a day ago
Meet the voters Name: @DanRosenthalNYC Neighborhood: Assembly District 27 #1 pick: @AndrewYang Top issue: Affordability Summer plans: “We have some local district tours planned with district leaders.” Fun. https://t.co/0gfVLg5n6n
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