We guess we'll have to strike the art professionals who handle some of the world's most expensive items when they head to auction from our list of the "100 Most Powerless New Yorkers."
Crain's reported yesterday that auction house Sotheby's and the Teamsters worked out a deal which allows the art h ... More >>
This is what angry renters look like.Affordable housing can be nearly impossible to find in New York today -- unless you are lucky enough to reside in one of the city's 1-million-plus rent-stabilized apartments.
But even that refuge is being chipped away at.
Last night the Rent Guidelines ... More >>
Rents, they will go up. Because that is what they do, despite rent being one of those rare cases in life in which we're convinced -- in fact, expect - to annually pay more for the same thing we previously got for less. The good or sort of good news this year is that rents are not going to go ... More >>
Last night three candidates for Mayor of New York -- Michael Bloomberg, councilmember Tony Avella, and comptroller Bill Thompson -- attended the Working Families Party Mayoral Forum at the Hotel Trades Council on West 44th Street. (We should mention that Green Party candidate Reverend Billy wanted ... More >>
Despite public pressure, the Rent Guidelines Board approved rent hikes of three and six percent for one- and two-year leases, respectively. At least one board member, Ronald Languedoc (a tenant activist! How'd he get on there?) moved for a rent freeze instead, which the board declined to consider. ... More >>
As the Albany coup has pretty much killed the proposed new rent laws, and a Rent Guidelines Board hearing is set for tonight that will certainly not go the tenants' way, the group that represents landlords has seen fit to advertise their humanity to the people who live in their buildings. The Times ... More >>
As we said earlier, there's a Rent Guidelines Board meeting tonight where they're expected to approve our new rent hikes. The only humanizing touch in the whole Soviet-style deal is the protests that took place earlier this evening outside Cooper Union, where the vote is to be held. The 60 or so pr ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome.
Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if!
Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
Just because a lot of you are making less money (or will be making less, in your New Depression jobs), and just because real estate is alleged to be a buyer's market, doesn't mean your rent won't be raised. The Rent Guidelines Board has recommended its latest rent hikes: 4.5 percent for one-year lea ... More >>