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Neil deMause

Neil deMause has written for the Village Voice, Gothamist, City Limits, Defector, and a cast of thousands. He once testified before Congress on stadium subsidies, for which he even tied his own tie.

‘Landlords Just Went Wild’: A Brief History of Vacancy Deregulation in New York

NYC real estate interests are currently putting on a full court press to raise rents in regulated apartments. History shows this creates utter chaos.

March 20, 2024

NYC’s Airbnb Law Has Thinned Out Listings. But Can It Bring Down Rents?

If all short-term rentals could be instantly converted to regular rental housing, it would nearly triple the city’s number of available units.

February 20, 2024

Let the Great Mets Parking Lot Casino Schmooze-Fest Begin!

If you vision it, it might come [a private casino on public parkland].

January 9, 2023

Four Big Unanswered Questions About NYCFC’s Ginormous Queens Soccer Complex

Mayor Eric Adams declared himself "the finisher" when he announced the $780 million soccer stadium, but he finished his press conference without answering these questions.

November 16, 2022

Sure Seems Like These Job Postings Aren’t Complying With NYC’s New Salary Transparency Law

The price of fixing information asymmetry and wage gaps is eternal vigilance.

November 2, 2022

Madison Square Garden and Hudson Yards: Match Made in Hell or So Crazy It Just Might Work?

What would it cost to undo one of the city's great historical mistakes? And is it even worth it?

August 8, 2022

Governor Hochul’s Backroom Stadium Deal Happened Because New York Sucks At Democracy

New York's lack of any voter referendum tools makes it easy for politicians to shovel public money on megarich NFL owners.

May 10, 2022