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Fresh Hell

How Does Gale Weathers Afford Her ‘Scream VI’ UES Apartment?

A terrifying real estate mystery might distract from all the stabbing.

March 8, 2023
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‘Every Lawyer in My Unit Is Drowning’: New York Civil Attorneys Strike After Eight Months Without a Contract

Attorneys with New York Legal Assistance Group, which provides civil legal representation to thousands of New Yorkers navigating the government's arcane courts systems, are striking as they see workloads increase with no commensurate raises.

February 21, 2023
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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
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No Heat, Bathroom Mushrooms, Bees in the Wall: Life Under One of NYC’s Most ‘Egregiously Negligent’ Landlords

“How is it possible that a city, a system, allows landlords to profit from their bad behavior?"

January 13, 2023
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‘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
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‘My Water Smells and Tastes Like Poop’: Tenants of NYCHA’s Riis Houses Reveal Ongoing Squalid Conditions

Riis residents have been living with discolored water, leaks, gas outages, mold, and vermin for months.

December 11, 2022
Going Places

New York’s Suburbs Now Have Better Transit. So How About Some More Housing?

Billions of dollars have gone to make a commute to NYC from its suburbs easier. Will Long Island and Westchester hold up their end of the bargain?

October 27, 2022
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The Fight for Real Estate Crumbs at Innovation QNS

While New Yorkers battle over affordable housing, the real winners are the developers behind the massive redevelopment project.

October 20, 2022