If Supreme Court nixes NYC rent control, tenants and landlords would be better off
Sept. 3, 2023
The Supreme Court may hear a challenge to New York state's Rent Stabilization Law.
More than 13K rent-stabilized units in NYC are sitting empty for multiple years, report finds
Aug. 28, 2023
More than 13,000 rent-stabilized apartments sat empty for the past two years amid a heated debate over “warehousing” low-cost units, according to a new review of state data.
Landlords say new vacancy study supports their claims
Aug. 28, 2023
IBO finds units vacant two straight years jumped 8 percent
Orgs That Help Tenants Sue Landlords Fear ‘Tone Deaf’ City Contract Changes
Aug. 28, 2023
Nonprofit legal service providers often file group lawsuits that assist tenants fighting landlord harassment across an entire building. But a new solicitation appears to impose limits on this preferred strategy for winning repairs and rent reductions
NYC Lost 100K Homes in Apartment-to-House Conversions
Aug. 28, 2023
New research of historic property records estimates the toll of mansion and other space combinations, especially in Manhattan.
Want to end apartment warehousing? Ease up on rent-control laws
Aug. 28, 2023
According to Post columnist Howard Husock, New York City's rent-control laws are causing landlords to "warehouse" their apartments
New York pursuing multiple options to containerize waste on 89% of streets
Aug. 28, 2023
As its latest containerization pilot rolls out, the city’s Department of Sanitation is embarking on a broader initiative that could cover 77% of the residential and institutional waste it manages.
Preparing for the worst: Landlords brace for rent law expansion
Aug. 21, 2023
Owners hoping Gov. Hochul won’t sign bills passed in spring
Rent Control Is Constitutionally Vulnerable
Aug. 21, 2023
New York’s 2019 law is so onerous that the Supreme Court may revisit the issue for the first time in years.
Bill forcing broker fees on landlords gets majority NYC Council support despite real estate group’s bid to block it (Exclusive)
Aug. 21, 2023
The bill, introduced in June by democratic socialist Brooklyn Councilman Chi Ossé, would not ban broker fees outright. Rather, it would require that whoever hires a broker pays for his or her fees.