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How Much Does It Cost NYCHA to Replace a Lightbulb? $708 in One Case
March 3, 2024
The micro contracts awarded to vendors at the center of the NYCHA bribery scandal are rife with inflated and wildly inconsistent costs, an analysis by THE CITY finds.
How N.Y.’s ‘Good Cause Eviction’ Bill Breaks From Other States’ Laws
March 3, 2024
Proposed rent-gouging protections are tougher than anywhere in the nation — and a new report says they could make apartments harder to find.
Op-ed | The flaws of ‘Good Cause Eviction’ and its potential impact on small property owners
March 3, 2024
Op-ed | The flaws of ‘Good Cause Eviction’ and its potential impact on small property owners
Industry says report proves the 2019 rent law was “disastrous”
March 3, 2024
Long-term vacancies are up and city is forecast to lose billions in tax revenue
Supreme Court Tosses Lingering Challenges to Rent Stabilization in NY
Feb. 25, 2024
“It doesn’t mean that they can’t be challenged again, they probably will be, but for the moment these significant challenges to rent laws are done,” said Thomas Silverstein of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Tenant advocates warn against watering down ‘good cause’ law
Feb. 25, 2024
A coalition of upstate tenants, labor unions and community organizations are telling legislative leaders that “good cause” eviction must apply statewide.
NYCHA Has 5,000 Empty Apartments After Bureaucratic Bungle, Monitor Finds
Feb. 25, 2024
That’s up from just 460 empty units two years ago, a spike largely driven by a failed effort to centralize and speed up turning over vacancies.
Why New York lawmakers aren’t budging on real estate
Feb. 25, 2024
Legislature plans to keep stalling development, despite dire need
Stabilized but unstable: Rent regulation is worth reexamining
Feb. 25, 2024
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joins other members of the Supreme Court as they pose for a new group portrait, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. All or most of a $267,000 loan obtained by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Tho
Op-ed: Local rent-control initiatives may soften the push for ‘good cause’ bill
Feb. 4, 2024
Good cause eviction would force owners of multifamily properties to renew leases with tenants unless there was a good cause for not doing so, such as non-payment, or breaking clauses in the lease contract