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Molly Osberg

Molly is a writer and occasional editor covering crime, labor, and the American health care system.

What Is a Small Landlord?

The real estate lobby loves to invoke small landlords when opposing renter-friendly policies. But who, exactly, are they talking about?

February 17, 2023

The Best New York City Bar Is in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

The place feels intimate, and kind of off-kilter in the way you can't get away with when paying New York commercial rents.

February 8, 2023

‘It’s Dangerous To Sign A Full-Time Lease’: These Airbnb Hosts Don’t Want People Living in Their NYC Apartments

If being a landlord is a job, operating an Airbnb represents a significant promotion, one that hosts are reluctant to give up.

January 12, 2023

The Amazon Labor Union Threw a Killer Holiday Party

Following this year's historic win, the union gave workers the party that Amazon wouldn't.

December 19, 2022

Is it Morally Defensible to Put Dogs in Halloween Costumes? A Brief Debate

Dog parents Molly Osberg and Max Rivlin-Nadler present their opposing views.

June Homes ‘Reinvents’ Having a Roommate and It Sounds Less Than Ideal

The company promises to help landlords the tech-startup way: with surge pricing and an app.

October 14, 2022

It’s Tuesday and It’s Really Hard to Close Rikers When You’re Committed to Locking More People Up

Plus: A fare-evading dog, a trash-collecting epic, an ethics-skirting governor.

August 30, 2022

Bodega Cat Exonerated in Stunning Court Decision

A deli worker remains solvent and a cat remains unbothered.

August 29, 2022

It’s Wednesday and Another Mediocre Man Goes to Harvard

Plus: Primary results, dark money and the People's Republic of Astoria

August 24, 2022