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Disrupting the Hamptons Rental Markets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Airbnb and Craigslist are disrupting the market for vacation rentals on the East End of Long Island.

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Anthony Weiner; Cyberwarfare; Economics of Weed; Airbnb

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has announced he's running for mayor. He'll lay out his vision for the city. Plus: New York Times chief Washington correspondent, David Sanger, discusses cyberwarfare; the economics of pot; and WNYC's Ilya Marritz discusses the case of the man who was fined $2,400 for renting his apartment on Airbnb--and what it could mean for your summer rental plans.


Similar Rates, Fewer Perks for Renters in Manhattan

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Two new surveys of apartment rentals in Manhattan suggest the market has stabilized after a rocky period following the economic meltdown.


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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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Video-rental chain Blockbuster is nearing bankruptcy today. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek addresses the changing video-rental industry.

Tell us: how have your video rental habits changed? Will you miss brick and mortar video stores?

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The Takeaway

Will You Rent or Buy?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

During the past two years, we’ve heard over and over again that there’s a silver lining to our housing crisis: Now that home prices have dropped, buying property has suddenly become much more affordable.

Prices are low, negotiation opportunities are high, and interest rates are their lowest since the 1950s. But is buying really the right thing for you? Or is renting financially wiser?

What information are you looking for for as you make decisions about your house or apartment? And if you're renting, what would it take you to buy? Tell us what you're waiting for to decide and we'll make it part of the discussion.

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