rss Email Author J.A. Lobbia

2000 Stories by J.A. Lobbia

Archives: 2005 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997
  • One Track Mind

    published December 26, 2000

    Enjoyed lunch on the Gowanus Canal lately? Schussed down ski slopes in Pelham Bay Park? Made a quick exit through the Holland Tunnel via the... More >>

  • Property Rights and Wrongs

    published December 19, 2000

    The view from federal judge Harold Baer's 23rd-floor courtroom at 500 Pearl Street is stunning, not only for its river-to-river panorama, but for... More >>

  • A Gift From the Guv?

    published December 12, 2000

    George Pataki wants tenants to think he has done them a favor. Last week, his housing agency issued a three-page More >>

  • Constant Vigilance

    published December 5, 2000

    With the bitter November air turning his breath into swirling streams of vapor, Bill stamped down Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, his eyes wet with... More >>

  • A Landlord’s Road to Bountiful

    published November 21, 2000

    New Yorkers have many blessings to count this Thanksgiving. The subway series ended without bloodshed. There's money in the budget for 50 new... More >>

  • Double Duty

    published November 7, 2000

    When backers of a plan to bring the Olympics to New York City in 2012 announced their ambitions in March, there was no lack of props. City Hall... More >>

  • Your Home Is Your Landlord’s Castle

    published October 31, 2000

    For nearly 10 years, Carl Goodman endured cascading leaks, cold winters, and generally shabby conditions in his tiny one-bedroom West Village... More >>

  • Money Changes Everything

    published October 17, 2000

    When it comes to political fat cats rolling in dough, both hard and soft, few are as larded as the city's real estate lobby. Stuffed to the... More >>

  • Rudy Pal Boots Kids

    published October 10, 2000

    You'd think that a guy who claims to have spent his childhood doped up and locked in a dog kennel would have some sympathy for kids. That doesn't... More >>

  • Efficient or Deficient?

    published October 3, 2000

    Frank Macaluso chooses his steps carefully. Diabetic, partially blind, and slowed down by a painful right leg, the 67-year-old East Harlem tenant... More >>

  • In 'Voluntary' Servitude

    published September 12, 2000

    After slacking off for the latter part of summer, senatorial candidate Rick Lazio went to work in earnest on Labor Day, hitting the campaign trail... More >>

  • Stepping Off

    published September 5, 2000

    Since the buildings at 19-25 St. Marks Place were constructed more than 150 years ago, they've housed a German singing society, Andy Warhol's... More >>

  • Silk Stocking Strategy

    published August 29, 2000

    Since 1897, Manhattan's Upper East Side has been known as the Silk Stocking District. For 32 years, no one has been more of an icon in that... More >>

  • ‘Self-Help’ That Hurts

    published August 8, 2000

    Tiny, with bright eyes peering out from beneath a mop of curly black hair, wearing a flower-print dress and stirring batter for a homemade... More >>

  • Civics Lesson

    published August 1, 2000

    Four years ago, when she was 14, FenZhen Nie lived with her family in a three-and-a-half-story home they had built in Canton province, China. The... More >>

  • Rubble Rouser

    published July 25, 2000

    Since his downtown antiques warehouse came tumbling down two weeks ago, Evan Blum has struck various poses: as an entrepreneur who has rescued... More >>

  • Crackdown Could Profit Landlord

    published July 18, 2000

    More than two dozen tenants were made homeless last week, streaming out of their East 23rd Street apartments while Red Cross rescue workers stood... More >>

  • Making It Legal

    published July 4, 2000

    Staffers at the city's housing agency have abandoned the usual channels to review an application that would allow a Harlem homeowner to convert a... More >>

  • Lenders Lean on Landlords

    published June 27, 2000

    Bronx tenant Gregory Veney had tried all the usual tactics to get repairs in his apartment and his building. He called the super, the landlord,... More >>

  • Rumble at the Rent Board

    published June 20, 2000

    With the precision of a well-rehearsed minuet and the ambience of a mosh pit, landlords and tenants squared off once again this year to perform... More >>

  • Bounty on the Bowery

    published June 13, 2000

    Since it was established 41 years ago, the Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area on the Lower East Side has spawned bitter battles, sweet deals,... More >>

  • Home Breaker: Doing Community Disservice

    published June 6, 2000

    Unlike his holiday parade in Babylon, where a stumble left him with a split lip, Congressman Rick Lazio had no problem striding across East 116th... More >>

  • 'New' Mayor, Old Games

    published May 30, 2000

    Rudy Giuliani credits his cancer for making him more humane. But perhaps the mayor's claimed reincarnation began even before his May diagnosis. In... More >>

  • The Devil, Details, and DHCR

    published May 23, 2000

    Think the rent war in Albany is over? Most people do, because it's been three years since headlines screamed about the state Republicans' campaign... More >>

  • Tourists Over Tenants

    published May 16, 2000

    Last week's meeting of the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) was inauspicious from the get-go. Board member Edward Weinstein opened by warning the crowd... More >>

Display results per page 1  |  2  |  Next >>
Archives: 2005 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997