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Comptroller Criticizes City Program to Rehab Affordable Housing

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Audit finds seven landlords who received $19.8 million in loans to rehab affordable housing failed to make repairs after getting the money.  

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Airbnb Decision Could Give Renters Breathing Room

Friday, June 20, 2014

A judge says Airbnb hosts who are discovered by their landlords cannot be summarily evicted.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Guide to Tenants' Rights

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.

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WNYC News

Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Worst Landlord

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 Limitsinvestigation into Frank Palazzolo,  the Bronx's "phantom landlord," and how to protect tenants from similar circumstances.  

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List of NYC's Worst Landlords and Buildings Released

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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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.

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WNYC News

Bronx Tenants Left Without Gas Since August

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dozens of tenants in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx will go through another holiday without gas.

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WNYC News

Foreclosure Notices Up for Owners of NYC Rental Buildings

Friday, June 17, 2011

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Cuomo Can Play Both Sides in Rent Regulation Debate

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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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.

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WNYC News

Public Advocate Pushes New Policies to Crack Down on Bad Landlords

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.

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The Takeaway

Surge in Landlords Causes Problems for Tenants

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?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wall of Shame

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate, discusses his latest initiative to expose the city's worst landlords. 

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WNYC News

Tenants Win a Round in Tribeca Rent Battle

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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.

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