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You Can Find a Rent-Stabilized Apartment in NYC—If You Can Dodge AI Listings, Scammers, and Illegal Fees

How one New Yorker’s harrowing, months-long quest ended with a stabilized, $2,450/month two-bedroom off the Jefferson L stop.

Report: Why ‘Affordable Housing’ Is Rarely Affordable in NYC

"There is a need for affordable housing at a range of income levels, but let's not kid ourselves: The programs we have today don't reach most of the people who need them."

May 7, 2024

Hell Gate Supports Good Cause Eviction With These Important Exceptions

Not everyone needs to be protected from exorbitant rent hikes and eviction, according to our sage lawmakers.

April 15, 2024

‘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

Powerful New York Lawmakers Call for Good Cause Eviction—Kind Of

Meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul has been skeptical of passing new tenant protections.

March 13, 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

Official Government Report: It’s Damn Near Impossible to Find an Apartment in NYC

So far, the official government position has been to do jack shit about it.

Lucy’s Is Being Evicted. Do the Landlords Care?

"It was an institution there, but I guess things come to an end at some time."