plenty of public housing already exists hjs but it's mostly arful
any chance the city or state could buy these buildings and restore some middle class housing to the city.
i know, stop laughing at me.
You need to bring in someone knowledgable about landlord/tenant/real estate law. The caller who raised the issue about the Stuy Town owners filing for hardship protection had a very good point.
In answer to Sarah's earlier question in Comments: We have "vacancy de-control" -- when a tenant moves out, the landlord renovates until the rent reaches $2000 (he can add 1/40 of renovation costs to monthly rent) and salary has nothing to do with it. The salary/income issue affects only existing leases.
Why did the Mayor Bloomberg's comment disappear from today's version of the article?
He is so linked to the Speyers, I wouldn't trust anything he said re: ST/PCV.
There is traffic of transients coming in and out because of tenants illegally subletting apartments.
The apartments illegally deregulated are now forever lost to rent stabilization and someone who needed an affordable apartment is out of luck.
In order to deregulate the rent of an apartment when it reaches $2000/month, don't the tenants also have to have a certain income--above $250,000/year (or something like that)?
It's disappointing to see all this attention to Sty Town when nothing has been mentioned about Riverton Houses, which has been going through this same experience for the past year. Is this more of the usual racism where if it affects whites it's news and if it affects Blacks, so be it? Brian, I expected more of you. Not even a mention of Riverton Houses.
They did not blithely plan to deregulate. It was very aggressive and destructive to families and the neighbordhood. Love you, Brian, and I am sure you were being sarcastic but they are not "those nice people who bought Stuyvesant Town."
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