Rent Laws

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Decisions In Albany Will Affect NYC Housing

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York Times reporter Charles Bagli talks about the impact Albany will have on affordable housing in NYC as 421-A and rent law renewals are voted on in the coming months.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Rent Regs

Monday, April 23, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case challenging the rent control and rent stabilization laws in New York City. That effectively means the laws, which are favorable to hundreds of thousands of renters, will stand.



Homeless Fix Can Be Found in Vacant Buildings, Lots: Report

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Citywide there are tens of thousands of apartments that are vacant and could be re-purposed to solve the long standing city's homeless problem, according to a report released Thursday afternoon.

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Assemblyman Jeffries on the Albany Finals

Monday, June 20, 2011

If we are going to permit marriage equality for same sex couples, it seems to me somewhat problematic if we're then going to turn around and impose restrictions on the ability for those same sex married couples to raise children looking for a loving home.

— New York State Assemblyman representing central Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries (D-57) on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, June 17, 2011

Albany legislators were preoccupied with a same-sex marriage bill this week. But as they approach the end of session, they have other matters to decide as well, like the future of city rent regulations. We'll review this week's business and economics news.