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Staging “Rent” in Cuba

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The first musical to go from Broadway directly to Havana since the Revolution, “Rent” is perfect for Cuban audiences.

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Schoolbook

NYC Rejects 12 Charter School Bids for Public Space, Approves 12

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 
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Schoolbook

Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
With more charter schools seeking space in public school buildings, the mayor of New York City has a week left to announce his policy for choosing the winners and the losers.
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WNYC News

Brooklyn Rentals To Be City's Least Affordable in 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
Eating up more than 60 percent of median household income.

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Schoolbook

New York City Rejects Charter School Requests for Free Space

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two new charter schools that applied for space in school buildings were sent packing, a sign perhaps of what's to come as more charters seek help from the city.
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Schoolbook

New York City Charter Schools Test New Rent Rules

Friday, September 12, 2014

Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 
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WNYC News

The Rent is Too Damned High...In San Francisco

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

New York City ranks sixth in highest median rent.

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WNYC News

NYC Quashes Rent Freeze Pushed by de Blasio

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio's push for a rent freeze on regulated apartments was rejected yesterday, frustrating tenants across the city.

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WNYC News

Rent Vote Could Bring NYC First Rent Freeze in Decades

Sunday, June 22, 2014

WNYC

An unprecedented zero-percent increase for one-year leases is on the table.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Property Taxes Making Your Rent Too High?

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York City's complicated system taxes rental buildings at a higher rate than co-ops and condos. Jessica Gould explains a lawsuit brought by two renters who say that the system is discriminatory and talks about how the different rates might be discouraging

 

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WNYC News

Tenant 'Blacklists' Make It Difficult to Rent

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WNYC

As if finding an apartment isn't hard enough, landlords use blacklists based on data sold by the court system to screen out tenants who've appeared in Housing Court.

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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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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rent-Related Advice Roulette

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It's time for another round of advice roulette! Call in to get advice about your rent-related dilemma. The catch? You've got to give advice first! If you're wrestling with a tricky question -- should you move in together? How much should you charge your roommate for that tiny "bedroom" (closet)? Should you rent or buy? -- call in to get advice from your fellow Brian Lehrer Show listeners. 212-433-9692. Or, post a question/give advice in the comments below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Dense Can We Get?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Mayor's plan for affordable housing includes increased density. What do you think it would mean for your neighborhood? What kind of community benefits would be needed to make it work? How does this compare with your vision of the city's future? Call in and tell us what you think about increasing density. 212-433-WNYC…

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Commercial Real Estate Market

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Daniel Geiger, a senior reporter covering commercial real estate at Crain's New York Business, talks about commercial rent and how the market is going for small businesses in New York City. 

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WNYC News

Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Historic Rent Freeze

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tenants cheer a preliminary vote that could freeze rent for some apartments for the first time in the history of New York City's Rent Guidelines Board.

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Schoolbook

De Blasio's Rent Plan Makes Charters Anxious

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been one of the nation’s foremost promoters of charter schools. The leading contender to replace him in City Hall has a very different view. Chief among the differences: Bill de Blasio wants many charter schools to pay rent for space in school buildings, albeit on a sliding scale.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Housing Less Affordable Under Bloomberg

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC reporter, Cindy Rodriguez, discusses her reporting which found that the rent burden has become greater during the Bloomberg years. 

 

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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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