For over six months, Marie Pierre has been braving the New York housing market. Her demands are specific, if unusual. Pierre does not simply want a home in New York, she wants one in East New York, the neighborhood where she currently rents. But even in stigmatized East New York, things are getting tight. "The interest rates may be down," says Pierre, "but as soon as things happen in the community, people think their house is worth two to... More >>>