The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Use Airbnb Without Getting Evicted

Friday, July 11, 2014

A look at what's legal and illegal when using Airbnb to rent out a room or your whole apartment. And we hear your gripes about — and praise for — the service.

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Rent Vote Could Bring NYC First Rent Freeze in Decades

Sunday, June 22, 2014


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

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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.


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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New York Housing Board to Increase Tenant Representation

Friday, July 05, 2013

Change is coming to the board of the New York City Housing Authority.

The state legislature has approved a plan backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that will expand the authority's governing board from four to seven members. Two of the board's full-time positions have been eliminated, leaving Chairman John Rhea ...



As Upper Manhattan Buildings Go into Foreclosure, Officials Try to Influence Sale

Monday, October 22, 2012

City council members and housing officials joined tenants and their advocates Monday outside an apartment building on 190th Street to protest the asking price for the foreclosed property. They claim the sale price is too high and will only result in another round of defaults.



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.