Community advocates argue that the plan is a giveaway to commercial landlords that will not deliver on the residential diversity its proponents are promising.
Landlords Threaten to Warehouse More Apartments
Since the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act was enacted in June 2019, some New York City landlords have dropped….
Caseros amenazan con almacenar más apartamentos
Desde que se promulgó la Ley de Estabilidad de Vivienda y Protección de Inquilinos (Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act)….
State Attorney General Orders Toledano to Pay Tenants $3 Million
Predatory-equity landlord Raphael Toledano will have to pay $3 million to East Village tenants injured by his violation of tenant-protection….
NYCHA Eyes 13 Public-Housing Sites for Private Luxury Apartments
The New York City Housing Authority has targeted 13 sites in eight developments for market-rate residential construction, part of Mayor….
Tenants in Croman Buildings Get First Restitution Payments
Tenants in buildings owned by Steven Croman received their first restitution payments in April, under a $32 million settlement the….
Landlords Cry Poverty While Profits Increase and Hedge Funds Thrive
It is Rent Guidelines Board season again. Landlord groups such as the Rent Stabilization Association and the Real Estate Board….
Met Council Welcomes New Organizer Johanna Monge
Johanna Monge joined Met Council’s staff as a community organizer in early December. She is now organizing tenants in the….
Tenants Brave Snow to March for Stronger Rent Laws
On the evening of Nov. 15, hundreds of tenants braved fast-falling snow and rivers of slush in Lower Manhattan to….
Council OKs Union Square Tech Hub Without Neighborhood Protections
On August 8, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the Union Square Tech Hub, a 21-story building on the….
1,000 Tenants March Against ‘Cuomo’s Housing Crisis’
Demanding that New York State strengthen its laws protecting renters, about 1,000 tenants from all over the state marched June….
RGB Hears Tenants’ Silent Action
After the Rent Guidelines Board’s landlord representatives complained they had been unable to present their rent-increase proposal at its preliminary….
Why Tenants Need a Rent Freeze
New York City’s Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 states that all city rent controls “have a twofold purpose: to limit….
Tenant Privacy Rights
Throughout the city, landlords are asking tenants for unlimited ac- cess to their apartments and requir- ing them to give….
Will Planned ‘Tech Hub’ Overwhelm Union Square Area?
A “tech hub” planned for the Union Square area has set off a battle between the East Village community and….