About those rent-controlled apartments. Beyond the sad story of peeling paint and killer court fees, what really caught the Observer‘s roving pink eye was a chart from the Census Bureau listing the number of rent-controlled apartments since 1987:
2002: 59,324 [Numbers jumped due to Read More
The fight over rent control has become essentially a battle of attrition between elderly tenants and landlords impatient to get them out, suggests an article today in the New York Post.
The Post reports on the case of 97-year-old Magnus Saethre, his $63 apartment and his $25,000 legal bill. Mr. Saethre has been in Read More
The way Doris Diether tells it, she was the last holdout in her Waverly Place building a few years back, when the landlord moved in someone new to intimidate her.
“Every time he’d go by me, he growled. Then one night he banged on my door and said, ‘If you think you’re getting any Read More
ALBANY—Assembly Democrats are poised once again to pass a bunch of tweaks to tenant regulations, but this time the tweaks may actually become law.
Speaker Sheldon Silver cited the change in control of the State Senate as he made his pitch for legislation that will repeal the Urstadt Law, limiting the allowable increase Read More