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8 Adorable Animals New Yorkers Aren't Allowed to Own as Pets

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

On January 21, the Board of Health will hold a hearing on whether to allow New Yorkers to keep ferrets as pets. So we checked the rule book, and found other cuties currently off limits.

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Death, Sex & Money

Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From a Queens Townhouse to a 350-Square-Foot Apartment in Greenwich Village

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

William Powers embraced the minimalist lifestyle in North Carolina. After moving to a Queens townhouse, he got the itch to shrink his surroundings once more.

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WNYC News

Council Committee Approves Housing Deal in Queens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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The City Council committee vote clears the way for Astoria Cove to move forward; Administration calls deal a 'framework' for future housing deals.

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WNYC News

Luxury Condos Help Fuel NYC Construction Boom

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Spending on new residential construction is expected to increase by 60 percent this year. A lot of it is thanks to the boom in ultra-luxury condos.

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WNYC News

Ways to Lose Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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When tenants leave, their apartments can hit market rate. The mayor's challenge: keeping enough apartments rent stabilized to meet his affordable housing goals.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Use Airbnb Without Getting Evicted

Friday, July 11, 2014

A look at what's legal and illegal when using Airbnb to rent out a room or your whole apartment. And we hear your gripes about — and praise for — the service.

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WNYC News

New Affordable Housing Goal Waits While Old One Finishes Up

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.

But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises. 

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...

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WNYC News

Rent Guidelines Board Considers a First: A Zero Increase

Monday, June 16, 2014

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What creates more affordable housing? No rent increase or a greater increase in rent?

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WNYC News

Rally to Save Stuyvesant Town's Cheap Apts

Friday, June 13, 2014

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City officials work to ensure that 6,000 apartments stay "affordable."

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WNYC News

Planned Prospect Park Tower Throws Shade on Park, Upsets Neighbors

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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A fight in the Prospect Lefferts neighborhood over a new 23-story apartment building hints at the tension between the push for more high-rises offering more affordable housing units, and a community’s desire for low density, smaller buildings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Do You Feel About the Space You Rent?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Whether you grew up in the space you rent or moved in last month, we want to hear about your relationship with your rental unit. Have you ever renovated it? How is the space affecting you financially? If you move a lot, what's your approach to your space?

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WNYC News

U.S. Attorney: Real Estate Developer Discriminates Against Disabled

Monday, March 17, 2014

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Did the Hudson Yards developer violate the federal Fair Housing Act? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A New York Without Rent Regulation?

Monday, July 29, 2013

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Private Lives in the Big City

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Longtime New York Times editor Constance Rosenblum explores the nearly three million homes in the city, from Park Avenue penthouses to Canarsie studios. In Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, she tells 40 intimate stories about how New Yorkers really live in their brownstones, apartments, mansions, and lofts, and paints a portrait of what it means to make a home in the world’s most varied and powerful city. 

What's your favorite thing about your home? Let us know—leave a comment!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Airbnb Legal Questions

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Cozy" Means Small: A Rental Ad Glossary

Friday, May 10, 2013

When a rental ad says "cozy apartment with laid back roommates" does that actually mean “closet for rent in apartment full of potheads?” The Brian Lehrer Show is gathering some of the classic apartment listing code-phrases from "old-world" to "luxurious." Read the glossary and add your own.

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The Takeaway

Evaluating the Tiny Life

Thursday, August 02, 2012

As cities like San Francisco, Boston, and the already crowded New York are considering lowering the minimum apartment size, we ask: How small is too small? And what are the challenges of tiny living?

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: All Modern Conveniences

Sunday, May 06, 2012

This program features neighbors and other strangers in four diverse tales.

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Features

East Village Bar Closes Due to Health Code Violations

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Mars Bar closed its doors on Tuesday due to New York City health code violations. But even if it cleans up its act, the watering hole will not re-open on the block any time soon due to a developer's plans to demolish the existing structure and rebuild it as an apartment building.

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