Josh Barbanel

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Public Housing Residents Get a Bike-Share Discount, but Where Are Their Stations?

    Whether it's a totalitarian plot or the city's most heinous aesthetic decision ever, we've heard a lot of reasons why Citi Bike is awful. The New York Post, for example, chose to highlight Citi Bike as "unfair" because the bikes have a loosely enforced weight limit. But grasping, vitriolic bike-shar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Why Oligarchs Need Not Despair About Those Dirt Cheap Manhattan Rents

    Manhattan rents declined for a fifth straight month in January! "Renting in Manhattan may not be out of reach, after all," reports today's New York Business Journal. "Renters who have given up the dream of an affordable Manhattan apartment may have a second chance," concurs the Wall Street Journal's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    New York Tale: Loyal Butler Scores $8.4M Estate

    ​There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons. The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>