Post Tagged with: "landlords"

New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks to protesters and other pro-tenant activists in New York in May. (AP/Frank Franklin II)

NYC Bill Targets Landlords Who Get Tax Breaks, Duck Rent Limits

June 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm 144 comments

This article originally appears on Pro Publica’s “The Rent Racket.” For additional content click here. City Council members propose inventory system and fines for landlords after ProPublica reports that 50,000 apartments aren’t registered for rent regulation as required. New York City landlords who get big tax breaks in exchange for capping rentRead More

Nancy Sher has lived at 125 Court Street in Brooklyn since the luxury building opened in 2005. After twice raising Sher’s rent beyond city limits, landlord Two Trees Management refunded her overcharges in 2013. (Bryan Anselm for ProPublica)

Tenants Take the Hit

June 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm 121 comments

New York Fails to Police Huge Housing Tax Break This article originally appears on Pro Publica’s “The Rent Racket.” For additional content click here. When prominent New York developer Jed Walentas asked the city to approve a set of sleek towers on Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront last year, he pitched his company asRead More

Thousands of apartments like these in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood qualify for rent stabilization but do not show up on the state’s list of rent-stabilized buildings. (Bryan Anselm for ProPublica)

Landlords Fail To List 50,000 N.Y.C. Apartments for Rent Limits

May 30, 2016 at 12:48 pm 617 comments

This article originally appears on Pro Publica’s “The Rent Racket.” For additional content click here. In late August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other top New York officials announced an unusual crackdown on landlords. Nearly 200 building owners were collecting big tax breaks under a program to spur housing, officials said, but hadn’tRead More

All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

August 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm 188 comments

Do you know if your apartment is rent regulated? There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable apartment in New York City.  Despite rent regulations, many NYC apartments are still very expensive for most New Yorkers, especially those with limited income. Or in someRead More