In a move that angered everyone and pleased precisely nobody, the city's Rent Guidelines Board voted last night in a meeting at Cooper Union to increase the rent on rent-stabilized apartments by one percent. That's after Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a rent freeze , saying at an unrelated press c ... More >>
"Why No Tenant Should Vote for Anthony Weiner," read the headline in May's issue of Metropolitan Council on Housing. The op-ed, written by tenant advocate Michael McKee of the Tenants PAC, highlights a 1994 flip-flop by the then-councilman on rent stabilization--a term that has slowly evaporated fro ... More >>
The Manhattan D.A.'s race looks tight and the contenders are burning rubber to the September 15 primary. Richard Aborn's campaign is bragging on an endorsement from The Nation. Yes, that Nation, the venerable liberal magazine. Katrina Vander Heuvel says this race presents "a unique opportun ... More >>
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