While thousands of tenants have filed cases claiming their landlords locked them out to defy the eviction moratorium, just a handful have been charged for the crime.
By Josefa Velasquez and Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY In Far Rockaway, Carol Holness called the police dozens of times last year as her home lost its heat and power. Eventually, her landlord changed the locks on her door. In Corona, Norma and Luis fled flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that poured water […]
By Clifford Michel, THE CITY The real estate industry is pushing back on a state bill that would limit rent hikes and ensure lease renewals for over a million tenants — launching a house-to-house phone campaign to rally the public against the protections. A new group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is calling […]
Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighted a rally on the city hall steps featuring union and AARP members to urge the city council pass his affordable housing initiative. – New York City – March 9, 2016 (Shutterstock) By Will Parker, Wall Street Journal Apartment tenants are forming unions in an effort to gain leverage […]
Last Stand March for Relief protest at Foley Square. – New York, NY – USA – March 31st 2021. (Shutterstock) By Johan Sheridan, News10 Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that a $100 million fund is available for New Yorkers struggling to make rent. The supplemental funding is aimed at low-income tenants facing homelessness or eviction. “Everyone […]
A consultant repeatedly urged public housing managers to overhaul decrepit airflow systems in 240 complexes across the city. But NYCHA officials, who insisted there was no danger, did nothing for weeks as the virus raged.
By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY The city’s public housing authority has long insisted that weak air circulation inside aging apartments did not contribute to the spread of COVID-19 among tenants during the pandemic’s peak last year. But internal emails obtained by THE CITY reveal some top NYCHA managers were warned repeatedly as pandemic raged […]
By Greg David, THE CITY While Aaron Weber waits for the city Rent Guidelines Board to decide whether he will be forced to freeze rents for the tenants in the 40 buildings he runs at Weber-Farhat Realty Management, he ticks off the higher costs absorbed in the past year. Among them: rising water and electric […]
By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY When the state Legislature passed the Emergency Eviction Act at the end of last year, a state-wide New York Eviction Moratorium Pause affected nearly all eviction proceedings for 60 days. That pause ended on Friday, Feb. 26. After Feb. 26, the Eviction Moratorium Pause is no longer valid and pending eviction cases […]
By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY New York passed one of the nation’s most comprehensive eviction moratorium bills during the Legislature’s special year-end session. But it turns out the protections for tenants — and some property owners — aren’t automatic. Here’s what you need to know — and do. Some quick background Nearly all eviction and […]
Linden Houses resident Tawana Myers says mold and other issues in her apartment exacerbate her asthma. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY Tawana Myers lives in a 10th-floor public housing apartment with her Yorkie, Casey, a row of silver oxygen tanks, a “No Smoking” sign on her door and a nebulizer with […]
An illegal gas line triggered the deadly East Village blast that killed two people and injured twenty more victims in a Second Ave. building near E. 7th St. on March 26, 2015. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News) By Trevor Boyer and Leonard Greene, NY Daily News A Manhattan building owner and a pair of crooked construction workers were […]