Friday, September 19, 2014
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Do you know how to negotiate a new lease with your landlord? What to do when your apartment is in need of repairs, or your neighbors are violating noise ordinances? Housing expert Jaron Benjamin answers your practical questions, part of the Brian Lehrer Show's two-hour "family meeting" on all things rent-related.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
The New York City Council wants to crack down on do-nothing landlords. Members unanimously approved a bill Wednesday aimed at forcing owners of approximately 100 buildings with a history of violations to make repairs or face fines.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, and Harold Shultz, senior fellow at the Citizens Housing and Planning Council and former special counsel at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, discuss CUNY and City Limits' investigation into Frank Palazzolo, the Bronx's "phantom landlord," and how to protect tenants from similar circumstances.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of the worst in the city.
Friday, June 17, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
The number of landlords failing to make their mortgage payments is up sharply in New York City, according to a new study from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
In Washington, dinner party conversations revolve around politics. In New York, it’s real estate. And that conversation is reaching a fevered pitch as the June 15th rent regulation laws are set to expire, giving tenant advocates cause for alarm that the deadline will come and go without an agreement in Albany that strengthens their cause.
In this debate, Governor Cuomo’s deep ties to both tenant groups and the real estate industry are positioning him as a power broker.
Monday, April 04, 2011
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has unveiled a multi-pronged approach to addressing housing violations at city buildings.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
There’s so much focus put on homeowners and the problems they're facing in our current economic climate, but what about all the renters out there? There’s been a 10 percent increase in renters in the past five years according to the Census Bureau, and a whole new world of problems as landlords face the threat of foreclosure and instability. What are these issues? And what are a renter’s current rights?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
By Ilya Marritz
Thousands of tenants in a downtown Manhattan's Independence Plaza complex have won a round in their long-running legal battle with their landlord, Laurence Gluck. A judge has ruled the conversion of 1,300 apartments at the complex from rent-regulated to market-rate was illegal because Gluck continued to receive a city tax credit known as J-51 even after beginning conversions.