In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
Boy, New York landlords are getting their asses kicked these days, aren't they? Well, not far enough, but it's a good start. Earlier this month Sheldon Silver pushed a bunch of tough tenant-friendly laws through the state assembly, and they await the senate's disposition. The Association for Neighbo ... More >>
Earlier this month Democrats in the state assembly pushed through some sweeping new housing laws, including one that changes the added rent landlords have been allowed to charge rent-regulated tenants for "capital improvements" to a surcharge that expires when the cost of improvements is paid off. T ... More >>
A new investment scheme is turning bankers into your ugly landlord
Ramona Santana knows when she's not wanted. Two years ago her landlord offered her $5,000 to get lost, she said. That was after a fire she calls suspicious damaged one apartment in the building a few blocks south of Fordham University where Santana and much of her family have live for 25 years. "I ... More >>
A pair of Bronx pols try to shoot down the latest in tenant protection
This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his proposal to revamp 421-a, the 35-year-old city policy that grants tax breaks to developers of residential buildings. Among the reported changes that the mayor will call for: requiring developers in more of Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights to incl ... More >>
Flutist-Minister and Nurse Living With Poisonous Plant in Windsor Terrace
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