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News about Housing:
Links to web sites, articles or reports that illuminate the most recent Housing news.
Stuy Town Tenants Face Big Rent Hikes After Judge's Ruling (Daily News, May 15, 2013)
State To Use Federal Grant To Pay For Homes Damaged By Irene and Lee (Albany Times Union, May 14, 2013)
Proposals Seek to Curb Bias By Co-Op Boards (NY Times, May 10, 2013)
Hudson Yards Project Fails To Deliver On Affordable Housing (Daily News, May 8, 2013)
Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy (The Brooklyn Bureau, May 8, 2013)
Developers Submit Plans For Lower East Side's Seward Park Site (DNAinfo, May 7, 2013)
City Seeks Developer For 1K Affordable Apartments (Crain's, May 2, 2013)
FEMA Policy Bars Aid For Co-Ops Hit by Sandy (NY Times, May 2, 2013)
City: Close To Half Of All Construction Sites Raise Safety Concerns (Daily News, May 1, 2013)
City Inspects Over 900 Construction Sites (Associated Press, Apr 30, 2013)
Shelters' Role In Homelessness Crisis (City Limits, Apr 30, 2013)
Leading West Side Council Candidate Tied To Controversial Developer (Politicker, Apr 30, 2013)
Housing Authority Sued Over Slow Pace of Repairs (NY Times, Apr 30, 2013)
Lives Of NYC's Public Housing [Photo Essay] (City Limits, Apr 29, 2013)
Mayoral Candidate de Blasio Unveils Affordable Housing Plan (NY Observer, Apr 26, 2013)
New York City Storm Victims May Get Federal Reimbursement For Repairs (NY Times, Apr 24, 2013)
City Grant Aids Quinn Housing Plan (Wall Street Journal, Apr 16, 2013)
Brooklyn Apartment Supply Sees Steepest Fall in 5 Years (Crain's, Apr 11, 2013)
Micro-Apartments Certified By City Planning Commission (Crain's, Apr 10, 2013)
Cuomo Raises Concerns Over Sandy Mortgage Relief (Wall Street Journal, Apr 10, 2013)
NYCHA Drops Past-Due Bill For Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Housing (Daily News, Apr 10, 2013)
Private Development Feared In City-Owned Complex (NY Times, Apr 9, 2013)
Cuomo Calls On Federal Mortgage Backers To Protect Sandy Victims (Daily News, Apr 9, 2013)
Bronx Housing Court Crisis Demands Action (City Limits, Apr 2, 2013)
Bloomberg Blasts Rule Allowing Foreigners Into Shelters (NY Post, Apr 2, 2013)
Queens Landlord Accused of Endangering Tenants (NY Times, Mar 28, 2013)
Ten Domestic Violence Victims File Lawsuit Against NYCHA (Daily News, Mar 20, 2013)
Mayor Hit On Homelessness (Wall Street Journal, Mar 19, 2013)
Report Says Bronx Rent Disputes Favor Landlords (NY Times, Mar 15, 2013)
Tenants Worried By Plans To Build Near City Projects (NY Times, Mar 12, 2013)
Housing Officials Say They're On Track To Eliminate Repairs Backlog (Daily News, Mar 12, 2013)
Bloomberg Shifts Blame For Rise In Shelter Stays (Wall Street Journal, Mar 6, 2013)
Government Lends To Rebuild In Flood Zones (WNYC, Mar 6, 2013)
Canarsie Braces For Foreclosure Wave After Sandy (The Brooklyn Bureau, Feb 26, 2013)
Reclaiming Storm-Torn Homes, Step By Uncertain Step (NY Times, Feb 26, 2013)
Wright Introduces Legislation to Eliminate High Paying Jobs at City Housing Board (Daily News, Feb 22, 2013)
Council Bill Would Create Quality Control For Post-Sandy Home Evaluations (NY 1, Feb 21, 2013)
Quinn Revisits Tax Caps Rejected by Bloomberg (NY Times, Feb 14, 2013)
Lease Surprise In Stuyvesant Town (Wall Street Journal, Feb 7, 2013)
Could NYC Set Up Its Own Louisiana Land Trust? (Capital, Feb 6, 2013)
Housing Authority to Lease Playgrounds, Community Centers for Luxury High-Rises (Daily News, Feb 6, 2013)
Airbnb Hosts Get Fined (WNYC, Feb 5, 2013)
Staten Islanders Call on Cuomo to Buy Sandy-Wrecked Homes (NY Post, Feb 5, 2013)
Bloomberg Expected to Announce Plan to Expedite Hefty Backlog of NYCHA Repairs (Daily News, Jan 31, 2013)
Mayoral Candidates Debate Housing Issues (NY 1, Jan 25, 2013)
City Council Wants NYCHA Reforms (Daily News, Jan 25, 2013)
In Winning Design, City Hopes to Address a Cramped Future (NY Times, Jan 23, 2013)
Bloomberg to Unveil Winner of 'Micro-Unit' Apartment Design Contest (Daily News, Jan 22, 2013)
Real-Estate Group Grows Even Closer to Cuomo (Wall Street Journal, Jan 18, 2013)
Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix (WNYC, Jan 10, 2013)
Sandy Victims May Lose FEMA Hotel Money Jan 12 (Daily News, Jan 4, 2013)
Life in the Projects: A Shift to Violence (WNYC, Dec 19, 2012)
In Staten Island, Sandy Victims Struggle With Housing Options (WNYC, Dec 19, 2012)
Flood Insurance Program Provides Money to Elevate Homes Above Flood Level (Daily News, Dec 19, 2012)
Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family (WNYC, Dec 18, 2012)
Housing Agency’s Flaws Revealed by Storm (NY Times, Dec 10, 2012)
Deal on Sandy Housing (Wall Street Journal, Dec 5, 2012)
How the Coastline Became a Place to Put the Poor (NY Times, Dec 4, 2012)
NYCHA to Postpone Evictions for Sandy Victims Until Feb '13 (Daily News, Dec 3, 2012)
Owners of Storm-Damaged Homes To Get Property Tax Extension (Crain's, Nov 30, 2012)
Flood Insurance Costs to Rise (NY Times, Nov 29, 2012)
City Plans to Fix 300 Homes a Day (Associated Press, Nov 27, 2012)
Over 800 Apartment Buildings in City Still Lack Heat (Associated Press, Nov 27, 2012)
Mayor Urges Fast Action for Tenants (Wall Street Journal, Nov 27, 2012)
City to Send Property-Tax Rebates That State Lawmakers Have Yet to Approve (NY Post, Nov 20, 2012)
A Much Criticized Pocket of the Rockaways, Built to Survive a Storm (NY Times, Nov 20, 2012)
Underneath Dozens of Manhattan Buildings Lies a Thicket of Storm Problems (Wall Street Journal, Nov 19, 2012)
Public Housing Caught Off Guard by Sandy (WNYC, Nov 19, 2012)
Rise in Apartments For Sale in Manhattan (Crain's, Nov 15, 2012)
Refugees Grapple With Hotel Living (Wall Street Journal, Nov 14, 2012)
Users of Airbnb Rental Site Offer Free Rooms to Storm Victims (WNYC, Nov 12, 2012)
174 Public Housing Buildings Still Lack Heat and Hot Water and 114 Lack Power (NY Times, Nov 6, 2012)
Feds May Put Up FEMA Trailers in NYC (Daily News, Nov 6, 2012)
City Hotels Are Packed (Crain's, Nov 1, 2012)
Officials Try to Influence Sale of Upper Manhattan Buildings in Foreclosure (WNYC, Oct 23, 2012)
Effort to Speed Up Repairs Will Save the City $200 Million (NY Times, Oct 18, 2012)
Development Deal to Bail Out Yankee Stadium Parking Lot Fiasco Stalls (Daily News, Oct 16, 2012)
Manhattan Apartment Rents up 8 Percent Per Year (Crain's, Oct 11, 2012)
Christine Quinn commits to no rise in property taxes if elected mayor (NY Post, Oct 10, 2012)
Interest lags in rent-stabilized apartments in Lower Manhattan (Wall Street Journal, Oct 5, 2012)
Council members and administration clash over approach to reducing homelessness (MetroFocus, Oct 3, 2012)
Housing Authority seeks millions for 'desperately needed' repairs (Daily News, Oct 1, 2012)
In Southeast Queens, epicenter of housing bust, holding onto homes still elusive (WNYC, Oct 1, 2012)
City to expand shelters amid jump in homeless (Wall Street Journal, Sep 26, 2012)
Bronx DA curtails prosecuting people arrested for trespassing at housing projects (NY Times, Sep 26, 2012)
New York is lagging as seas and risks rise, critics warn (NY Times, Sep 11, 2012)
Number of children in city's homeless shelters hits 19,000 (Daily News, Sep 10, 2012)
$3.5 million settlement in mortgage bias case (NY Times, Aug 29, 2012)
City, developer wrestle over Atlantic Yards affordability (City Limits, Aug 28, 2012)
Storage brokers vie to help homeless find space for possessions (NY World, Aug 24, 2012)
Bronx tenants suing over rat infestation (Daily News, Aug 16, 2012)
Families overwhelm remaining housing subsidy (WNYC, Aug 14, 2012)
Hudson Yards: NYC's urban town within a city (Associated Press, Aug 6, 2012)
Public housing tenants to get cameras after all (Daily News, Aug 6, 2012)
Housing Authority sitting on nearly $1 billion in federal cash (Daily News, Aug 1, 2012)
Out-of-town homeless families in NYC shelters jumps 48 percent (Daily News, Jul 31, 2012)
Displaced tenants never moved back into emptied Brooklyn project housing (Daily News, Jul 30, 2012)
Council OKs controversial affordable housing rule (Crain's, Jul 26, 2012)
Price tag for security cameras in housing projects rises (Daily News, Jul 23, 2012)
City Council set to raise fees on developers (NY Post, Jul 19, 2012)
Lawsuit set to block evictions (Wall Street Journal, Jul 19, 2012)
Long awaited housing at Atlantic Yards moves forward (WNYC, Jul 18, 2012)
Manhattan rents experience highest rise in 5 years (Daily News, Jul 12, 2012)
Beastie Boys building in Brooklyn awaits demolition (City Room, Jul 12, 2012)
Take a tour of a tiny living space (WNYC, Jul 11, 2012)
NYC public advocate's list of worst landlords (Daily News, Jul 9, 2012)
Lawmakers to return to Albany for condo-tax deal (City Room, Jul 6, 2012)
Coney Island's invisible towers (City Limits, Jul 4, 2012)
Rental market weighed by worries (Wall Street Journal, Jun 28, 2012)
Possible rent hike for public housing tenants (WNYC, Jun 25, 2012)
Low income New Yorkers' pay half of pay checks on rent (Daily News, Jun 21, 2012)
State to spend $60 million on legal services, counseling for homeowners (Reuters, Jun 19, 2012)
Few answers for angry Bronx tenants (Daily News, Jun 14, 2012)
Manhattan Sets Rent Record Again (Crain's, Jun 7, 2012)
Forum in Soundview on Foreclosures (Daily News, Jun 7, 2012)
Affordable apartments that helped sell big projects yet to materialize (Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2012)
Residents Threaten to Sue Housing Authority Over Repairs (Daily News, May 24, 2012)
Manhattan Apartment Rents Soar, Again (Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2012)
Small Project Boosts Public Housing (Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2012)
Board Recommends an Increase in Rents (NY Times, May 2, 2012)
Hollis Community Leaders Aim to Take Back Abandoned Buildings (Daily News, Apr 19, 2012)
Council Speaker Wants Rent Guidelines Board Members Approved by Council (NY Post, Apr 17, 2012)
City Rents Rise 9 Percent (WNYC, Apr 12, 2012)
Flooded Queens Homes Won't See Relief Until 2019 (Daily News, Apr 3, 2012)
Mold Claims for Damages Get New Life (Wall Street Journal, Apr 2, 2012)
Rangel and His Campaign to Pay $23,000 Fine Over Misuse of Rent Law (NY Times, Mar 27, 2012)
Cheaper to Buy in Queens Than Rent (Bloomberg, Mar 22, 2012)
Rent Study Finds City is Cheaper Than Long Island, New Jersey (Wall Street Journal, Mar 15, 2012)
Hundreds of Properties, Millions of Dollars, No Landlord (City Limits, Mar 15, 2012)
Sen. Klein's Law Office Disregarded Series of Regulations (NY Post, Mar 12, 2012)
Deep Concerns about ‘Three-Quarter’ Housing (City Limits, Mar 9, 2012)
Evictions Begin after City Housing Voucher Ends (WNYC, Mar 9, 2012)
Little Affordable Housing Built in Washington Heights (Daily News, Mar 9, 2012)
For Jewish Sabbath, Elevators Do All the Work (NY Times, Mar 6, 2012)
Green Building in the Bronx Draws Professionals as Residents (Wall Street Journal, Mar 6, 2012)
Property Slips in Manhattan (Wall Street Journal, Mar 2, 2012)
Housing Code Enforcement Program Adds 200 Slums (Daily News, Feb 28, 2012)
About 55,000 Public Housing Tenants Live in Apartments Too Large (NY Post, Feb 28, 2012)
Housing Authority Taskforce to Address Million Backlogged Work Orders (Daily News, Feb 16, 2012)
Push to Avert Foreclosures Hits Court Logjam (NY Times, Feb 9, 2012)
Chairman Applies Jolt to Housing Authority (NY Times, Feb 8, 2012)
Fewest New Manhattan Rentals Coming Available in at Least Seven Years (Wall Street Journal, Feb 7, 2012)
Housing Groups Warn Homeowners Still Struggling (WNYC, Jan 31, 2012)
Older Shelter Residents Increased by 55 Percent in Last Ten Years (Daily News, Jan 27, 2012)
Homeless Solution in Vacant Apartments and Lots, Reports Says (WNYC, Jan 26, 2012)
Assemblymember Still Pushing Tenant Bill 10 Years After Death of Bronx Boy (Daily News, Jan 24, 2012)
Councilmember Barron No Longer Supports Occupation of Foreclosed Home (NY Post, Jan 23, 2012)
City's Plan to Reduce Single Adults At Homeless Shelters (Daily News, Jan 20, 2012)
Housing Authority Wants to Sell Air Rights (WNYC, Jan 10, 2012)
Sale Price of Apartments Down Slightly (Associated Press, Jan 4, 2012)
New Astoria Project Would Bring 2,300 Units of Housing (Daily News, Dec 22, 2011)
First Sales in Program Buying Foreclosed Property for Affordable Housing (NY Post, Dec 22, 2011)
Bronx Tenants Hope to Oust Absentee Landlords (Daily News, Dec 14, 2011)
Window Fixtures of Rougher Days Come Down (NY Times, Dec 13, 2011)
Protesters Occupy Foreclosed Home (WNYC, Dec 7, 2011)
State Investigating Home Foreclosures on Active Military Members (Bloomberg, Dec 1, 2011)
Tenants of Stuyvesant Town Bid for Ownership (Wall Street Journal, Dec 1, 2011)
Council Files Suit Against New Homeless Policy (Gotham Gazette, Nov 30, 2011)
Stuyvesant Tenants to Try to Buy Complex Again (NY Times, Nov 30, 2011)
Computerized Rent Collection System a Nightmare for Section 8 Tenants (Daily News, Nov 11, 2011)
Real Estate Strong as ‘Storm Clouds’ Gather, Executives Say (Bloomberg, Nov 10, 2011)
Architects of Condo in Deadly Collapse had History of Flouting Regulations (Daily News, Nov 10, 2011)
Without Housing Subsidies, Homeless Families Struggle to Find Apartments (WNYC, Nov 1, 2011)
Residential Units Remain Empty in East Harlem (NY Times, Oct 31, 2011)
Legal Aid Challenges Housing Authority on Vouchers (Wall Street Journal, Oct 10, 2011)
Official's Corruption at Housing Department Said to Have Added Up to $600,000 (NY Times, Oct 9, 2011)
Foreigners Account for One Third of City Condo Sales (Crain's, Oct 8, 2011)
FBI Busts Senior City Housing Official on Corruption Charges (NY Post, Oct 7, 2011)
Landlords Push Up Apartment Rents (Wall Street Journal, Oct 6, 2011)
'Boring' Sales Pace Is Solace for Manhattan Apartments (Wall Street Journal, Oct 4, 2011)
Foreclosure Stand Raises Schneiderman's Profile (NY Times, Oct 2, 2011)
City Paid Millions in Rent Subsidies to the Dead (Daily News, Sep 26, 2011)
Bronx Apartment Buildings Flipped Again (Crain's, Sep 19, 2011)
Courts Get Tougher on Banks Over Foreclosures (Daily News, Sep 11, 2011)
Database Tracks 'Affordable' Units (Wall Street Journal, Sep 8, 2011)
Getting Up to Bat Is Tough for Newcomer Developers (Wall Street Journal, Sep 1, 2011)
Lawmakers Protest Schneiderman Mortgage Panel Removal (Bloomberg, Aug 31, 2011)
Assembly Candidate Espinal Still Taking Donations from Accused Slumlord (Daily News, Aug 25, 2011)
State Removed From Group Working on Foreclosure Deal (Businessweek, Aug 24, 2011)
The Mortgage Hangover (City Journal, Aug 23, 2011)
Ruling In Small Case Could Impact Stuy Town (Crain's, Aug 22, 2011)
Life With Ruptured Gas Lines in Harlem (NY Times, Aug 19, 2011)
Foreclosure Crisis Fades to Black and Brown (City Limits, Aug 18, 2011)
Top Officials Leaving Housing Authority (City Hall, Aug 10, 2011)
Building Permits Jump 12 Precent (Wall Street Journal, Aug 9, 2011)
Housing Authority Gets Low Marks from Residents (Daily News, Aug 8, 2011)
City Repair Charges Turn Into Liens (Wall Street Journal, Aug 4, 2011)
Seniors in Public Housing Less Healthy Than Peers Citywide (WNYC, Jul 8, 2011)
Manhattan Rents Spike 10 Percent (Wall Street Journal, Jul 8, 2011)
Manhattan Apartment Sales Stable (NY Post, Jul 1, 2011)
City Filing Criminal Charges Against Owners of Firetraps (Daily News, Jun 30, 2011)
Board Raises Caps on Rent (NY Times, Jun 28, 2011)
Renovation Harder to Use to Deregulate Rent Stabilized Apartments (NY Times, Jun 23, 2011)
Confronting Under-Occupancy in Subsidized Housing (City Journal, Jun 22, 2011)
'Underwater' Mortgages Sink New Yorkers (Wall Street Journal, Jun 22, 2011)
Patricia Harris' Husband Among Politically Connected Reaping Huge Fees from Foreclosures (NY Times, Jun 21, 2011)
Legislature Extends Rent Control Again, But It's Just Temporary (Gotham Gazette - Wonkster, Jun 21, 2011)
Cuomo Says Senate Betrayed Tenants with Rent Impasse (Daily News, Jun 17, 2011)
Landlords Have Wish List for New Rent Law (Wall Street Journal, Jun 14, 2011)
New Rule Sharply Reduces Foreclosures in City (WNYC, Jun 13, 2011)
Report: More Housing Likely in Future for Brooklyn Bridge Park (NY Post, Jun 10, 2011)
In Harlem Buildings, Reminders of Easy Money and the Financial Crisis (NY Times, Jun 10, 2011)
Apartment Owned by Councilmember Williams Probed for Illegal Conversion (Daily News, Jun 9, 2011)
Rents on the Rise Again (Wall Street Journal, Jun 9, 2011)
Bloomberg Slams Republican Housing Bill (Daily News, Jun 6, 2011)
Housing Authority Breaks Down Budget as Threat of Cuts Loom (WNYC, Jun 3, 2011)
Seeking Vacant Property to Ease Homeless Crunch (Daily News, Jun 3, 2011)
Bronx Apartment Building Designed to Combat Obesity (NY Times, Jun 2, 2011)
City on The Verge of Ending Signature Program for Homeless Families (NY Times, Jun 1, 2011)
New Law Sought After Property Tax Ruling (Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2011)
Key Threat to Tax-Cap Deal (NY Post, May 26, 2011)
Deal Reached on Property Tax Cap (NY Times, May 25, 2011)
Silver Links Tax Cap to Rent Laws (NY Post, May 25, 2011)
Budget Cuts Threaten Bloomberg's Affordable Housing Goal (Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2011)
Albany Moves Toward a Tax-Cap Deal (Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2011)
Cuomo Warns of Crisis if Rent Laws Not Renewed (Daily News, May 18, 2011)
City Cracks Down on Illegal Hotels (am New York, May 15, 2011)
Budget Cuts Endanger Programs to Prevent Foreclosure (NY Times, May 14, 2011)
City Error Causes Assessments on Queens Co-ops to Skyrocket (NY Times, May 11, 2011)
New Web Site Pairs Home Listings with School Rankings (Daily News, May 6, 2011)
City Opens New Intake Center for Homeless Families (NY Times, May 4, 2011)
Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Hikes for Next Year (NY 1, May 4, 2011)
Under Pressure, City Agrees to Limit Tax Hikes for Co-ops, Condos (Daily News, May 3, 2011)
Senate Republicans Sponsor Bill to Relax Rent Laws (NY Times, May 2, 2011)
Complaints About Illegal Apartments Go Unchecked (Daily News, Apr 29, 2011)
Local Officials Push City for Solution to Housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Daily News, Apr 28, 2011)
Cuomo Promises 'Most Aggressive' Strengthening of Rent Regulations (Daily News, Apr 28, 2011)
City Could Sell Some Office Space (NY Post, Apr 23, 2011)
Judge Orders City to Keep Paying Rental Subsidies (Daily News, Apr 22, 2011)
City Issues Rule to Ban Dirtiest Oils at Buildings (NY Times, Apr 22, 2011)
Heating Oil Phase-Out Part of Clean-Air Plan (Associated Press, Apr 22, 2011)
Soul Searching at Affordable Co-Op (NY Times, Apr 20, 2011)
Bloomberg Opposes Move to Cap Apartment Taxes (NY Post, Apr 19, 2011)
Housing Authority Computer Glitch Causes Costly Delays For Tenants (Daily News, Apr 18, 2011)
Homes Prices Up, Sales Down in First Quarter (Crain's, Apr 15, 2011)
Federal Budget Deal to Cost City $100 Million in Housing Funds (WNYC, Apr 15, 2011)
Commercial Property Sales May Rise 50 Percent in 2011 (Bloomberg, Apr 13, 2011)
Showdown in Albany Over Rent Regulation (NY Times, Apr 12, 2011)
City Home Sales Hit Speed Bump (Wall Street Journal, Apr 1, 2011)
Court Rules City Must Pay April's Rent for 15,000 Households (Daily News, Mar 31, 2011)
Advocates Press Albany for Foreclosure Prevention Funds (Daily News, Mar 24, 2011)
Rent Regulation Won't Be Part of Budget Package, Cuomo Says (NY Times, Mar 23, 2011)
Former Luxury Apartments Become Affordable (NY Times, Mar 22, 2011)
Rent Regulation Law Up for Negotiation with Changes Likely (Wall Street Journal, Mar 20, 2011)
Foreclosures in City Dropped Sharply Last Year (Crain's, Mar 20, 2011)
Budget Cuts Could Force City to Spend More on Shelters (NY Times, Mar 19, 2011)
Cuomo Seeks Rent Laws Extension (Wall Street Journal, Mar 18, 2011)
Democrats Press Cuomo on Rent Regulations (NY Times, Mar 17, 2011)
Apartment Buildings Seek to Ban Smoking (Wall Street Journal, Mar 16, 2011)
Silver Wants More Protection for Renters (Daily News, Mar 14, 2011)
St. Vincent's Hospital to Become Emergency Clinic, Condos (Associated Press, Mar 11, 2011)
City Says State is Forcing Cuts to Program for the Homeless (NY Times, Mar 11, 2011)
City Housing Official Quits Over Scandal (NY Times, Mar 9, 2011)
Letterhead Misuse Leads to Resignation (Wall Street Journal, Mar 8, 2011)
Homeless Program Set to Be Axed Fell Far Short of Goals (Daily News, Mar 7, 2011)
Downtown Brooklyn Sees Boom in New Homes Not New Businesses (Crain's, Mar 2, 2011)
Bloomberg's Next Computer Glitch at NYCHA (NY Times, Feb 28, 2011)
Tax Department Asks Multiple Homeowners More Questions (NY Times, Feb 24, 2011)
Real Estate Industry Warns City Tax Policy Could Hurt Development (Wall Street Journal, Feb 23, 2011)
More New Yorker's Falling Behind on Home Loans (Crain's, Feb 21, 2011)
State Looks to Provide Legal Aid for Homeowners (NY Times, Feb 16, 2011)
Major Affordable Housing Project Planned for Queens Waterfront (WNYC, Feb 10, 2011)
Administration Weighs Extending Tax Break Deadline for Developers (NY Times, Feb 9, 2011)
Court Rules Tenants Have Right to Be Free of Second-Hand Smoke (Crain's, Feb 9, 2011)
Gambino Crime Family Profits from Housing Boom (Daily News, Feb 6, 2011)
Advocate Wants Apology from Atlantic Yards Executive (NY Post, Feb 6, 2011)
Lawsuit Peeks Into World of Co-ops (Reuters, Feb 4, 2011)
City Lists Worst Places to Call Home (Wall Street Journal, Feb 4, 2011)
Jump in Manhattan Apartment Prices (NY Post, Feb 3, 2011)
City to Battle Mortgage Fraud With Computer Alert (NY Times, Feb 3, 2011)
Number of Stalled Construction Sites Spike in City (WNYC, Feb 3, 2011)
Dakota Co-Op Board Accused of Bias (NY Times, Feb 2, 2011)
Democrats Focus on Rent Overhaul (Wall Street Journal, Jan 30, 2011)
Cestero Accomplished Much in Housing at a Tough Time (NY Observer, Jan 22, 2011)
City Housing Chief Resigns (NY Times, Jan 22, 2011)
Violence Up in Housing Projects (Daily News, Jan 18, 2011)
Illegal Hotels Turn into Homeless Shelters (NY Times, Jan 15, 2011)
City to Target Dilapidated Apartments (Wall Street Journal, Jan 14, 2011)
Conditions Mire Brooklyn Housing Complex (NY Times, Dec 12, 2010)
Advocates Charge City Has Exaggerated Antipoverty Success (NY Times, Dec 9, 2010)
To Test Housing Program, Some Are Denied Aid (NY Times, Dec 9, 2010)
Bill Would Double Penalties for Landlords Violating Heat Laws (Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2010)
As City Fixes Buildings, Reimbursements Lag (NY Times, Dec 8, 2010)
Stalled Construction Projects Still Plague City (WNYC, Dec 1, 2010)
City to Investigate Tenant Complaints in Staten Island (Staten Island Advance, Nov 28, 2010)
Townhouse Deemed Too Bold by Landmarks Committee (Wall Street Journal, Nov 24, 2010)
Brooklyn Transitional Housing Conditions Poor (Daily News, Nov 21, 2010)
Queens Condo Owners Have Buyers Remorse (Wall Street Journal, Nov 16, 2010)
City Stuck with Slumlords? (Daily News, Nov 16, 2010)
Suddenly, SoHo Heeds Law Limiting Lofts to Artists (NY Times, Nov 12, 2010)
State Foreclosure Filings Fall 19 Percent From Last Year (Daily News, Nov 11, 2010)
Loft Tenants Instead Find Grief Instead of Protection Under New Law (NY Times, Nov 4, 2010)
Homeless Tenants Fight for Building (Daily News, Nov 1, 2010)
Co-op, Condo Sales Drop Off (Wall Street Journal, Oct 29, 2010)
Lenders Take Control of Stuyvesant Town (Crain's, Oct 27, 2010)
Public Housing Repairs Can't Keep up With Demand (NY Times, Oct 24, 2010)
Using ’60s Law to Get Out of Condo Deal (NY Times, Oct 21, 2010)
State to Hold Lawyers Accountable on Foreclosures (Associated Press, Oct 21, 2010)
Co-Op Buyers Can Learn Bed Bug History (Wall Street Journal, Oct 17, 2010)
Residential Real Estate Rebounds City Wide (Crain's, Oct 13, 2010)
Stuy Town Sale Looms (Crain's, Oct 4, 2010)
Bid to Block Stuy Town Sale Fails (Crain's, Sep 29, 2010)
Housing Authority Launches Rent Help Program (WNYC, Sep 28, 2010)
More than 10 Percent of Public Housing Tenants Behind in Rent (NY Times, Sep 27, 2010)
Lopez's Power May be Crumbling (Daily News, Sep 26, 2010)
Probe Finds Dozens of Illegal Apartments (Crain's, Sep 24, 2010)
Rent Controlled Apartments Dwindle (NY Post, Sep 19, 2010)
Apartment Vacancy Rate Rises (Crain's, Sep 15, 2010)
Stuyvesant Town Considers Co-op Plan (NY Times, Sep 14, 2010)
Banks Move to Foreclose on Stuyvesant Town (Wall Street Journal, Sep 5, 2010)
New Law to Require Landlords to Reveal Past Bedbug Sightings (Albany Times Union, Aug 31, 2010)
New Website Spotlights Deadbeat Landlords (WNYC, Aug 31, 2010)
Slumlords Face Few Penalties for Violations, De Blasio Charges (Daily News, Aug 31, 2010)
Website Set to Expose Worst Slumlords (Daily News, Aug 30, 2010)
As Housing Market Stalls, Sales in Manhattan Bounce Back (Wall Street Journal, Aug 25, 2010)
Opening Salvo in Stuy Town Case (NY Times, Aug 19, 2010)
Bad Housing Deal Got Cash From City (NY Times, Aug 12, 2010)
Defaulted Complexes Still Have Appeal (NY Times, Aug 10, 2010)
Judge Rules in Favor of Stuy-Town Tenants (Crain's, Aug 8, 2010)
Paterson Still Pushing Property Tax Cap (Associated Press, Aug 6, 2010)
Housing Authority Spends Thousands on Portable Boilers (Daily News, Aug 6, 2010)
Troubled Buildings' Sale May Not Mean Rescue (NY Times, Aug 6, 2010)
City to Approve Domino with No Guarantees (NY Post, Jul 27, 2010)
Legislature Passes Bill Banning Short-Term Rentals (Wall Street Journal, Jul 22, 2010)
City Increases Asbestos Monitoring (NY Times, Jul 21, 2010)
New Rules for Rent Subsidies Threaten Families (NY Times, Jul 20, 2010)
New Bill Gives Credit Scores to Renters (Wall Street Journal, Jul 15, 2010)
Liu, Unions Want Banks to Act to Stop Foreclosures in City (NY Times, Jul 14, 2010)
Brooklyn Landlords Charged With Discrimination (NY Post, Jul 7, 2010)
Broadway Triangle Plan Hits Snag in Court (Crain's, Jul 3, 2010)
Housing Aid Plan Set (Wall Street Journal, Jul 1, 2010)
Rent Board Backs Smaller Increases (NY Times, Jun 25, 2010)
Affordable Housing Pays Off for City (Crain's, Jun 24, 2010)
Council Split Over Plan for Housing at Former Domino Refinery (NY Times, Jun 23, 2010)
Federal Court Approves Stuy Town Foreclosure, Paving Way for Sale (Bloomberg, Jun 23, 2010)
Falling Euro Hits NY Real Estate (Wall Street Journal, Jun 16, 2010)
Stuyvesant Town Rent Deal Extended (Crain's, Jun 11, 2010)
Citywide Foreclosures Drop 40 Percent (Crain's, Jun 10, 2010)
Co-op City Workers Return to Job (NY Post, Jun 9, 2010)
City Planning Commission Approves Domino Project (Crain's, Jun 8, 2010)
City Moves Forward with Housing Development in Queens (NY Times, Jun 7, 2010)
Illegal Hotels Raise Flags for City Hall (Daily News, Jun 6, 2010)
Trash Piles Up in Co-op City (Associated Press, Jun 4, 2010)
Home Sales Jump (Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2010)
City May Drop Plan to Make Homeless Pay Rent (Daily News, May 19, 2010)
Balconies Unsafe at 16 Buildings (NY Times, May 18, 2010)
Stuy Town Residents Seek CalPERS' Help (Crain's, May 14, 2010)
Study Says Gowanus Cleanup Could Lead to New Housing (NY Post, May 12, 2010)
Tenants' Group Fears Lower Rents Will Expire (NY Times, May 7, 2010)
To Save Housing, City Seeks Buyer for Foreclosed Apartment Buildings (City Limits, May 6, 2010)
Board Recommends Rent Hikes for Controlled Apartments (NY Times, May 6, 2010)
City Hits Major Affordable Housing Milestone (Crain's, May 4, 2010)
Mayor's Office Fights Housing Subsidy for People with AIDS (NY Times, Apr 30, 2010)
Residential Construction Plunged Last Year (Crain's, Apr 28, 2010)
State Tops Mortgage Fraud List (Crain's, Apr 27, 2010)
Push to Make Banks Fix Bronx Properties (NY Times, Apr 21, 2010)
Commissioner for the Homeless Resigns (NY Times, Apr 20, 2010)
Holdover from Giuliani Administration Named Homeless Commissioners (WNYC, Apr 20, 2010)
Federal Government Infuses Section 8 Program With Cash (NY Times, Apr 16, 2010)
Housing Plan Could Survive St. Vincent's Bankruptcy (NY Times, Apr 16, 2010)
Brooklyn and Queens Apartment Sales Spike (Crain's, Apr 15, 2010)
Transfer Taxes Painful During Nascent Recovery (NY Times, Apr 14, 2010)
Towers at Ground Zero Could Add More Vacant Space (NY Times, Apr 12, 2010)
Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers (NY Times, Apr 7, 2010)
Manhattan Apartment Rents Rise Slightly (NY Times, Apr 2, 2010)
Rezonings Did Little for Capacity, Study Says (NY Times, Mar 22, 2010)
Street Homeless Increase by 34 Percent (NY Times, Mar 20, 2010)
More Homeless Than Last Year (Daily News, Mar 20, 2010)
Sharp Incease in Homeless (NY 1, Mar 20, 2010)
Housing Authority Gets Funding Boost (Reuters, Mar 16, 2010)
Housing Deal Without Risks (Daily News, Mar 16, 2010)
Citibank Boosts Public Housing (Businessweek, Mar 16, 2010)
Authority to Get Million in Public and Private Funds (WNYC, Mar 16, 2010)
Feds and Citi Bail Out Authority (Crain's, Mar 16, 2010)
Housing Authority to Get $305 Million in Federal Aid (NY Times, Mar 15, 2010)
Budget Calls for Shift in Focus for City Homeless Programs (City Limits, Mar 9, 2010)
Controversial Architect Scarano Barred by City (NY Times, Mar 4, 2010)
City Housing Plan for Gowanus to Continue (NY Post, Mar 4, 2010)
State Must Move Mentally Ill out of Group Homes (NY Times, Mar 2, 2010)
City to Build Less But Preserve More Affordable Housing (NY Times, Feb 22, 2010)
Neglected Apartments Suddenly Repaired (NY Times, Feb 22, 2010)
Apartments Falling Apart With Economy (Associated Press, Feb 21, 2010)
Affordable Housing Struggles to Find Homeowners (NY Times, Feb 19, 2010)
Espada Bill Allows Apartments to Stay Market Rate (NY Times, Feb 18, 2010)
Program to Prevent Foreclosures Shows Meager Results (NY Post, Feb 14, 2010)
Price Cuts Yield Condo Sales in Williamsburg (Crain's, Feb 10, 2010)
Some Homeowners to Get a Reprieve on Water Bills (Daily News, Feb 9, 2010)
Thousands of City Families Confront Loss of Housing Vouchers (WNYC, Feb 9, 2010)
Brooklyn Towers to be Torn Down (NY Times, Feb 7, 2010)
Manhattan Townhouse Prices Tumble 32 Percent (Crain's, Feb 5, 2010)
The Selling of Stuy Town (NY Observer, Feb 4, 2010)
Little Explanation for Why Thousands Lost Housing Vouchers (City Limits, Feb 3, 2010)
Judge Orders Foreclosure Sale of Harlem Apartment Complex (NY Times, Feb 3, 2010)
Stuy Town Tenants Rally (Daily News, Feb 1, 2010)
Trump Wants StuyTown (NY Post, Jan 29, 2010)
Big Winners in Stuy Town? You. (NY Observer, Jan 28, 2010)
Stuyvesant Town Fallout Brings Uncertainty (NY Times, Jan 26, 2010)
Following Default, Tishman Speyer Gives Up on Stuy Town (Wall Street Journal, Jan 25, 2010)
City Plans to Save Housing Imperiled by Investors (NY Times, Jan 22, 2010)
Tenants Sue Paterson's Landlord (Crain's, Jan 21, 2010)
Code Violations Found in Manhattan Schools (NY Times, Jan 21, 2010)
Advocates Push to Replace Espada as Housing Chair (City Limits, Jan 20, 2010)
Average Manhattan Rents Dropped 4 Percent (Crain's, Jan 15, 2010)
Fight to Shape Stuy Town's Long-Term Place (NY Observer, Jan 14, 2010)
More Apartments Deemed Illegaly Regulated (Crain's, Jan 10, 2010)
Owner Defaults on Stuy-Town Loan (Crain's, Jan 10, 2010)
Foreclosures Creep Into Higher-End Areas (Real Deal, Jan 8, 2010)
Stuy Town Owners Near Default (NY Times, Jan 8, 2010)
Bronx Tenants Win Case Citing Stuy Town (Crain's, Jan 6, 2010)
State Housing Commissioner Resigns (Crain's, Jan 4, 2010)
British Firm's Bust Leaves Tenants Scrambling (NY Times, Dec 22, 2009)
Housing Authority Cuts Off Housing Vouchers (NY Times, Dec 18, 2009)
New Law to Help Owners Facing Foreclosure (Crain's, Dec 17, 2009)
Homeless Still Being Denied Shelter, Lawyer Charges (City Limits, Dec 9, 2009)
Renovations Force Out Residents in Brooklyn (NY Times, Dec 8, 2009)
Lenders Freeze Homeowners’ Bank Accounts (Staten Island Advance, Dec 6, 2009)
City Retail Rents Still World's Priciest (Crain's, Dec 3, 2009)
Federal Government Rejects State's Housing Plan for Mentally Ill (Daily News, Nov 29, 2009)
Arbitration for Small Commercial Tenants' Leases (NY Observer, Nov 25, 2009)
Fire Highlights Dangers of Illegal Dwellings (NY Times, Nov 20, 2009)
State Passes Foreclosure Protections (Associated Press, Nov 18, 2009)
For Homeowners, Promised Help Rarely Arrives (City Limits, Nov 17, 2009)
Fallout From Stuy-Town Ruling (Crain's, Nov 17, 2009)
Inspectors Thwarted in Combating Illegally Divided Apartments (Daily News, Nov 15, 2009)
Transfer of Stuy Town Mortgage Seen as Sign of Impending Default (Crain's, Nov 10, 2009)
Fatal Fire Renews Concern About Illegal Apartment Conversions (NY Times, Nov 10, 2009)
Apartments At Risk of Abandonment Increase (NY Post, Nov 8, 2009)
Sustainable Design Continues Growing Despite Economy (New York Construction, Nov 6, 2009)
Real Estate Prices Down, Foreclosure Prices Up (Real Deal, Nov 5, 2009)
Water Liens Could Spur Foreclosures (Daily News, Nov 1, 2009)
The Lawyer that Discovered an Arcane Rent Rule and Shook New York (NY Observer, Oct 29, 2009)
A Silver Lining Over Stuyvestant Town (City Limits, Oct 29, 2009)
Amid Signs of Recovery, Home Prices Still Fall (Crain's, Oct 28, 2009)
Stuy Town and the End of Real Estate Speculation as We Know It? (City Limits, Oct 28, 2009)
Sharp Drop in Residential Construction (NY Times, Oct 22, 2009)
Construction Spending to Drop 20 Percent this Year (Crain's, Oct 22, 2009)
Stuy Town Deregulation Efforts a Mess (NY Observer, Oct 22, 2009)
Study Challenges Stereotype of Rent-Stabilized Building Owners (Crain's, Oct 21, 2009)
Stuy Town, Peter Cooper Tenants Ticked at Inspections (WNYC, Oct 20, 2009)
Rep. Towns Reluctant to Investigate Countrywide (NY Times, Oct 16, 2009)
Home Sales Up in Queens (Daily News, Oct 15, 2009)
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village Teeter (Wall Street Journal, Oct 15, 2009)
Brooklyn Home Prices Rise (NY Post, Oct 15, 2009)
Bloomberg Administration Adds Affordable Housing, Market Subtracts It (NY Times, Oct 15, 2009)
The Mayoral Candidates on Foreclosure (City Limits, Oct 14, 2009)
Can the City Keep Up with the Foreclosure Crisis? (City Limits, Oct 12, 2009)
The Performance of Brooklyn's Real Estate Markets (Real Deal, Oct 8, 2009)
Re-imagining People's Space Needs (City Limits, Oct 7, 2009)
Manhattan Apartment Sales Rise, but Trail 2008 Levels (NY Times, Oct 2, 2009)
Small Business Fair Rent Bill Could Pass Without Quinn's Support (The Korea Times, Oct 1, 2009)
City Wants to Better Secure Stalled Developments (NY Post, Sep 25, 2009)
Manhattan Apartment Rents Drop 8 Percent (Daily News, Sep 24, 2009)
Pols Ties to ACORN Run Deep (Daily News, Sep 20, 2009)
Weiner Loan Bill Passes House (NY Observer, Sep 17, 2009)
Real Estate Downturn Hits Prime Neighborhoods (New York Magazine, Sep 16, 2009)
Public Housing Units Converted to Low-Income Co-ops (WNYC, Sep 14, 2009)
More than a hundred low-income families in the Bronx recently got the chance to buy apartments once owned by the New York City Housing Authority.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Stuyvesant Town Rent Case (Associated Press, Sep 11, 2009)
Owners of Peter Cooper Village, Stuyvesant Town Face Default Risk (NY Times, Sep 10, 2009)
Huge Legal Test on Rent Regulation (Crain's, Sep 10, 2009)
Tenants Facing Eviction for Subway Find Choices Limited (NY Times, Sep 8, 2009)
One Woman's Fight to Avoid Foreclosure (New York Magazine, Sep 7, 2009)
Power Plays by Party Boss Vito Lopez (Village Voice, Sep 4, 2009)
Effort to Turn Stalled Projects into Affordable Housing Hits Snags (NY Times, Sep 2, 2009)
Brooklyn Condos in Financial Distress (Crain's, Aug 28, 2009)
Luxe Condos Might Be Quite Affordable After All (NY Post, Aug 24, 2009)
Goldman Sachs Seeks to Bail Out of Luxury Brooklyn Condo (Crain's, Aug 14, 2009)
Public Housing Residents Going Without Hot Water (Daily News, Aug 13, 2009)
Foreclosures Surge in City (Daily News, Aug 13, 2009)
With unemployment climbing, the number of city homes in some stage of the foreclosure process hit 2,517 in July, a nearly 15% jump compared with both the previous month and July 2008.
Lead Paint Still a Concern (City Limits, Aug 12, 2009)
Computer Error Caused Rent Woes for Public Housing Tenants (NY Times, Aug 6, 2009)
Bloomberg Administration Failed to Follow Up on Housing Program (Daily News, Aug 6, 2009)
Foreclosures Drop Citywide, but Some Still Struggle (Associated Press, Aug 5, 2009)
Affordable Housing Stalled in the Bronx (NY 1, Aug 4, 2009)
City Faces Backlog in Concrete Strength Tests (NY Times, Aug 3, 2009)
Audit Find City Lags on Inspecting Restaurants (Associated Press, Jul 28, 2009)
Responding to Duane's Plea, Senate Caps Rents for People with AIDS (Gay City News, Jul 26, 2009)
Schumer Demands Fannie Mae Halt Online Mortgage Auctions (Crain's, Jul 20, 2009)
Sen. Charles Schumer will join Bronx tenants Monday to demand that Fannie Mae abandon its effort to sell distressed mortgages on a portfolio of 19 Bronx buildings via an online auction and instead work with the city to find a buyer who will fix up the rundown properties and keep them affordable.
Struggling Landlords Neglect Repairs (NY Times, Jul 15, 2009)
City Aims to Wring Gains from Housing Bust (Crain's, Jul 9, 2009)
Council Hopes to Convert Hundreds of Unsold Condo Units (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 9, 2009)
Harlem Real Estate Boom Collapses (NY Times, Jul 8, 2009)
City Readies For Summer Increase in Homeless Families (NY Times, Jul 7, 2009)
House Prices in Brooklyn Plummet (Brooklyn Papers, Jul 7, 2009)
Condos Sell Quickly in Converted Carroll Gardens Brownstone (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 6, 2009)
B’klyn Home Prices Fall 18 Percent Boroughwide (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 6, 2009)
Recycling Gets Attention in Public Housing (NY Times, Jul 4, 2009)
Manhattan Residential Sales Suffer Markedly (Crain's, Jul 2, 2009)
Preservation, affordable housing dominate heated District 20 Forum (yournabe, Jul 2, 2009)
Buildings Department a Disaster, $4 Million Study Reveals (Daily News, Jun 26, 2009)
Huge Affordable Housing Complex Set for Queens (Crain's, Jun 26, 2009)
Amid Senate Chaos, Hope Fades for Jobless Benefits Bill (NY Times, Jun 25, 2009)
Rent Regulation Tax Benefit in Court's Hands (City Limits, Jun 25, 2009)
Rents to Increase (NY Times, Jun 24, 2009)
The board that regulates rents for New York City’s one million rent-stabilized apartments ignored pleas from tenants and elected officials to freeze rents for the first time in its 40-year history and approved a set of modest increases on Tuesday.
As Drive to End Homelessness Falters, City to Try a New Approach (NY Times, Jun 24, 2009)
Investigators Look Into Building Collapse in Brooklyn (NY Post, Jun 23, 2009)
What the Senate Mess Means for Housing Legislation (City Limits, Jun 23, 2009)
Tenant Uproar Expected as Rent Guidlines Board Votes (, Jun 23, 2009)
Espada's Switch Imperils Pro-Tenant Rent Law Changes (NY Times, Jun 17, 2009)
Retired Pastor Still Advocates for Parishoners (Village Voice, Jun 10, 2009)
When Could Empty Condos Become Affordable Homes? (City Limits, Jun 9, 2009)
Lawmakers Want Safety Devices on Authority Elevators (NY Times, Jun 7, 2009)
Luxury Building Turned Into Shelter (Daily News, Jun 4, 2009)
Albany Debates Raising Wages to Build Lower-Cost Housing (NY Times, Jun 2, 2009)
Brooklyn Co-housing May Have Greenest Building in City (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 28, 2009)
Manhattan Apartment Rents Fall (Crain's, May 27, 2009)
Recession Derails Development Plans for Southeast Queens (NY 1, May 27, 2009)
City Temporarily Stops Charging Rent to the Working Homeless (NY Times, May 22, 2009)
Conferences on Mortgages Are Called Ineffective (NY Times, May 22, 2009)
Tenant Groups Pressure Espada Over Rent Laws (Norwood News, May 22, 2009)
Keeping Eyes on the Tenant Watch List (Gotham Gazette, May 21, 2009)
Now Renters Face the Threat of Foreclosure (City Limits, May 20, 2009)
Tenant Groups Demand Action From Senate (Legislative Gazette, May 18, 2009)
City Gives Squatters $5 Million Building (, May 17, 2009)
Wall Street Veteran To Head Housing Authority (NY 1, May 14, 2009)
City's First Charter School to Open in Public Housing (Daily News, May 14, 2009)
Push on For Rent Regulation Bills in Senate (Crain's, May 13, 2009)
Foreclosures Rise Slightly as Moratorium Ends (Daily News, May 13, 2009)
City Charges Working Homeless Rent (NY Times, May 9, 2009)
The Bloomberg administration has quietly begun charging rent to homeless families who live in publicly run shelters but have income from jobs.
Six Hundred Evictions Monthly Citywide (NY Post, May 8, 2009)
Housing Authority Bans Pit Bulls, Dobermans and Rottweillers (Downtown Express, May 8, 2009)
Schumer Bill Ties Distressed Financing to Rent (Real Deal, May 7, 2009)
Rent Guidelines Board Approves Rent Increases for 2010 (Daily News, May 6, 2009)
The Rent Guidelines Board Tuesday night took the first step toward raising the cost of stabilized apartments next year, approving preliminary increases on one- and two-year leases. In a 6-to-3 vote, the board approved an increase ranging from 2% to 4.5% for one-year leases and from 4% to 7.5% on two-year leases.
What Will the State Senate Do About Rent Control? (City Limits, May 6, 2009)
New Law Aimed at Stopping Foreclosures Off to a Slow Start (WNYC, May 6, 2009)
Middle-Class Renters Face Eviction (NY Times, May 5, 2009)
Battle Heating Up For Rent-Stabilized Tenants (NY 1, May 5, 2009)
Senate Housing Chair Lacks Strong Stance on Affordable Housing Issues (City Limits, May 5, 2009)
Councilwoman Blasts Housing Authority (Daily News, May 5, 2009)
Housing Authority Employees Gets Free Ride (Daily News, May 3, 2009)
Dozens of Housing Authority employees commute to and from work on the taxpayers' dime - some even using city cars for weekend getaways, the Daily News has found.
Staten Island Residents Grapple With Mortgage Scams (NY 1, Apr 29, 2009)
Housing Authority Bans Specific Dog Breeds (NY 1, Apr 29, 2009)
The New York City Housing Authority will impose stricter rules on the size and type of pets residents are allowed to keep inside their public housing apartments. Among the rules: residents will no longer be allowed to keep Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans -- full or mixed breeds.
The Fight for Good Conditions in Harlem Complex (City Limits, Apr 28, 2009)
Foreclosure Crisis Could Spread to Rentals (NY Post, Apr 28, 2009)
As many as 90,000 city apartment units could go into foreclosure as the housing crisis spreads from single-family homes to rental properties, city officials warned yesterday.
Bloomberg Policy Blamed for Families in Shelters (NY Times, Apr 23, 2009)
In Race for Mayor, Democrat Dearth May Mean Housing Idea Desert (NY Observer, Apr 23, 2009)
City Gears Up for Green Building (Gotham Gazette, Apr 23, 2009)
Manhattan Sees Spike in Suits by Commercial Landlords Against Tenants (Real Deal, Apr 23, 2009)
Manhattan Apartment Vacany Rate Declines Slightly in March (Crain's, Apr 22, 2009)
Suit Says Faulty Elevators Violate Tenants' Rights (NY Times, Apr 21, 2009)
Survey Shows Half of Income Paid on Rent (Daily News, Apr 21, 2009)
More than one New Yorker in four spends half the family income on rent, with those in the outer boroughs digging deepest to pay their landlord.
A Plan to Reverse-Engineer Development Bubble (City Hall, Apr 17, 2009)
Refinancing Deal May Save Low-Cost Housing in Brooklyn (NY Times, Apr 16, 2009)
Home Sales in Brooklyn, Queens Fall (Crain's, Apr 16, 2009)
Advocates Push Senators to Preserve Rent-Stabilized Apartments (City Limits, Apr 14, 2009)
Public Housing's Green Retrofitting Still Stalled (NY Post, Apr 13, 2009)
Housing Slump Hits Manhattan (NY Times, Apr 9, 2009)
Manhattan Sublease Space Set to Explode (Crain's, Apr 9, 2009)
Sour Housing Market Fertile for First-Timers (Metro, Apr 9, 2009)
City May Green Foreclosed Homes (Globest.com, Apr 9, 2009)
Housing Prices Drop (NY Post, Apr 8, 2009)
Average home prices in the city dropped 23 percent from a year ago to roughly $660,000 during the first quarter of this year, a new study shows, with Manhattan recording the biggest drop, 11 percent, according to the Real Estate Board of New York.
Condo Sales Plummet (Crain's, Apr 8, 2009)
Manhattan saw a 63 percent decline in condo sales in the first three months of 2009 from the year-earlier period, and Brooklyn wasn’t far behind, with a 61 percent drop in sales volume, while sales in Queens and the Bronx were down 58 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
Landlord Wins Right to Appeal Deregulation Case (Crain's, Apr 7, 2009)
Manhattan Condo Sales Plummet (Crain's, Apr 2, 2009)
Riding Along With A City Marshal (WNYC, Apr 1, 2009)
Rent Regulations Stalled in Albany (Daily News, Mar 30, 2009)
Gioia Wants Sex Offenders Out of Public Housing (Daily News, Mar 30, 2009)
Councilman Eric Gioia is adamant about where New York's most dangerous pervs should not live - city housing projects
Rents Slide and Tenants Trade Up (NY Times, Mar 29, 2009)
City Council Approves Rent Law Extension (NY 1, Mar 25, 2009)
Multi-Family Housing Sales Plummet (Crain's, Mar 24, 2009)
Administration Tries to Spin, Hide Numbers on Homelessness (Village Voice, Mar 21, 2009)
Council Looks to Keep Housing Affordable (Gotham Gazette, Mar 18, 2009)
Who Won on Rent Regulation Order? (Crain's, Mar 17, 2009)
Rent Refund Possible, Landlords Protest (City Room, Mar 15, 2009)
Foreclosures Surge in Manhattan (Real Deal, Mar 13, 2009)
Quinn's Condo Buyout Plan Building Up Support with Developers (The Villager, Mar 13, 2009)
Former 'It' Neighborhoods See Swift Decline in Prices (Metro, Mar 12, 2009)
City Would Cut Foreclosure Programs (WNYC, Mar 11, 2009)
The city wants to eliminate funding for an organization it helped create to deal with the foreclosure crisis.
Life Proves Difficult for Homeless Youth, Study Shows (NY Times, Mar 10, 2009)
Tenants Applaud Stuy Town Decision (NY 1, Mar 9, 2009)
Tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village called a recent court ruling, which found that landlords had improperly raised rents to market levels in those properties, a victory.
Shoddy Repairs to Collapsed Crane (NY Post, Mar 9, 2009)
Protests at Foreclosure Auction (Daily News, Mar 9, 2009)
Hundreds of Homes Hit the Auction Block (NY Post, Mar 8, 2009)
Foreclosure Auction Targetted by Protesters (Reuters, Mar 8, 2009)
Increases in Crime Follow Foreclosures (Daily News, Mar 7, 2009)
The Daily News reports that neighborhoods in Queens that saw an increase in crime in recent years also saw higher foreclosure rates that the rest of the borough.
Low-End Apartment Market Seeing More Activity (Real Deal, Mar 6, 2009)
State's Troubled-Mortgage Ranks Spike to 10.2 Percent (Crain's, Mar 6, 2009)
New York Worst in Home Sickness (NY Post, Mar 6, 2009)
Rents at Stuyvesant Town Were Wrongly Raised, Court Says (NY Times, Mar 6, 2009)
Court Ruling on Building Owners' Tax Breaks Big Win for Tenants (Daily News, Mar 6, 2009)
Court Deals Landlords Huge Setback (Crain's, Mar 6, 2009)
Latest City Plan for Homeless Worries the Neighbors (NY Times, Mar 4, 2009)
Foreclosures May Help Tenants (NY Times, Mar 3, 2009)
Manhattan on Sale (Barron's, Feb 27, 2009)
Why Low-Income Housing Can’t Afford the Recession (NY Observer, Feb 26, 2009)
Advocates, Developers Size Up New Housing Chief (City Hall, Feb 26, 2009)
Judge Upholds City Ban on Section 8 Rent Bias (NY Times, Feb 20, 2009)
Temporary Halt to Foreclosures Urged (Crain's, Feb 19, 2009)
Starrett City Off the Market (NY Times, Feb 18, 2009)
The owners of Starrett City, the country’s largest federally subsidized housing complex, have abandoned their heady dream of selling the property for more than a billion dollars.
ACORN Takes Predatory Lending Campaign to Foreclosures (Queens Courier, Feb 18, 2009)
Call for Crackdown on Landlords (Daily News, Feb 16, 2009)
Landlords who fail to pay their bills or correct unsafe conditions should be barred from obtaining building permits to expand their empires, lawmakers and activists say. City Councilmember James Vacca is pushing for what he calls "bad actors" legislation to curtail the practice.
Bronx Tenants Acquitted in Firefighter Deaths (Newsday, Feb 14, 2009)
Quinn Buys Into Housing Market (NY Post, Feb 13, 2009)
Bloomberg to Name Rafael Cestero New Housing Chief (City Hall, Feb 13, 2009)
Housing Prices Have Skyrocketed -- but Now’s Your Chance (NY Observer, Feb 12, 2009)
City Housing Stock Increases (NY Post, Feb 11, 2009)
Prosecutors Take on Tenants in Bronx Fire Trial (Newsday, Feb 10, 2009)
Proposed Rent Rules Stir an Owner Outcry (NY Times, Feb 6, 2009)
State Expects More Federal Housing Aid to Help Fix Elevators (NY Times, Feb 6, 2009)
New Yorkers Replace Out-of-Towners as New Renters (Real Deal, Feb 6, 2009)
Manhattan Rents Falling, and Fast (NY Observer, Feb 6, 2009)
Latino Small Business Owners Protest Excessive Rent Increases (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 6, 2009)
Luxury Affordability Marks Green Renewal in the Bronx (City Limits, Feb 5, 2009)
Housing Projects Fight Community Opposition (City Limits, Feb 4, 2009)
Economy, Lawsuit May Doom Plans to Remake Stuyvesant Town (New York Magazine, Feb 4, 2009)
Advocates Hope Downturn Means No Regulated Rent Hikes (Metro, Feb 2, 2009)
Assembly Sees Chance for More Rent Control (Associated Press, Feb 2, 2009)
City, State Scrap Over Housing Fund (, Jan 30, 2009)
Governor Paterson wants the Battery Park City Authority to transfer up to $270 million in excess revenues to the state’s general fund, but Mayor Bloomberg already had plans for that money.
With No Clear Successor, Wide Net is Cast to Replace Housing Chief (City Hall, Jan 30, 2009)
A Retrospective of the City's Public Housing (City Limits, Jan 29, 2009)
Engineers Sue to Remove Buildings Commissioner (Crain's, Jan 29, 2009)
Comptroller's Audit Finds over $2 Million in Unpaid Building Violations (Daily News, Jan 26, 2009)
Hundreds of landlords caught permitting unsafe or illegal conditions on their properties were allowed to skip out on millions of dollars in fines, a scathing new audit claims.
A Helping Hand For Schools Facing Closure (Village Voice, Jan 22, 2009)
Wondering if a New School in Brooklyn Is Worth Blocking the View (NY Times, Jan 21, 2009)
Queens Housing Market Hit Hard (Crain's, Jan 21, 2009)
Property Taxes to Rise Even Though Values Dropped (NY Post, Jan 16, 2009)
To Avert Blight, City Will Repair and Resell Vacant Homes (NY Times, Jan 15, 2009)
City Gets $24 Million to Buy Foreclosures (Daily News, Jan 15, 2009)
Brownstones in Brooklyn Defy Real Estate Bust (AM New York, Jan 15, 2009)
Donovan Lauded for New York Housing Programs (Associated Press, Jan 15, 2009)
Mortgage Fixers Making Things Worse (, Jan 14, 2009)
State Plans to Eliminate Program to Combat Evictions (City Limits, Jan 13, 2009)
Rent Stabilized Tenants Sue Stuy Town Owner (NY Post, Jan 11, 2009)
Homeowners Warned of Impostor City Employees (Associated Press, Jan 9, 2009)
Displaced Tenants in Chinatown Get Little Help Due to Landlord Violations (Downtown Express, Jan 9, 2009)
Foreclosures Fall (Crain's, Jan 9, 2009)
Housing Plan Delayed Due to Economy (NY Times, Jan 6, 2009)
Real Estate Market in Manhattan Slumps, Finally (NY Times, Jan 6, 2009)
Realty Woes Hit Manhattan (NY Post, Jan 6, 2009)
Permits for Residential Construction Dropped 74 Percent in November (Crain's, Jan 2, 2009)
Area Home Prices Drop 7.5 Percent (NY Post, Dec 31, 2008)
Foreclosure Suit Filed Against Developers (Crain's, Dec 31, 2008)
More Families in Homeless Shelters (, Dec 23, 2008)
The number of homeless families with children entering New York City shelters hit a record high last month, climbing more than 40 percent from the same period last year, according to figures released on Monday by the Department of Homeless Services.
Eviction Holiday Starts Today (Associated Press, Dec 22, 2008)
Council Set to Approve Higher Hotel and Property Taxes (NY Times, Dec 18, 2008)
Hundreds of Properties in Danger of Failure (Crain's, Dec 18, 2008)
Manhattan Home Sales Plunge (AM New York, Dec 18, 2008)
Audit Finds Public Housing Construction Plagued by Overruns, Management Woes (City Limits, Dec 17, 2008)
City Looks to Shelter Homeless Vets (NY Times, Dec 16, 2008)
What is Left Behind for New York City Housing Policy (City Limits, Dec 16, 2008)
New HUD Chief Will Face Housing Crisis Head On (USA Today, Dec 15, 2008)
Shaun Donovan, a New York City housing official tapped by Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will focus on keeping homes affordable in the first place. As Housing secretary, Donovan will face the challenge of stemming foreclosures and stabilizing a housing crisis that has led to the nation's worst economic meltdown in decades.
Donovan Recognized Looming Subprime Crisis (CBS News, Dec 15, 2008)
In 2004, while the rest of the country was still blissfully ignorant of the risks of subprime lending, NYC Housing Commissioner Donovan was concerned that highly leveraged apartment buildings in Brooklyn and Queens would see a flood of foreclosures.
Donovan Brought "Reasonably Priced Homes" to NYC (Associated Press, Dec 14, 2008)
As commissioner of the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Shaun Donovan lead an effort to add 165,000 reasonably priced homes to New York's ultra-expensive housing stock by 2013. The $7.5 billion program has favored using various tools to help finance smaller, mixed-income developments built by private investors or nonprofit groups, eschewing heavy taxpayer spending on government housing projects.
Tenants Pressure State on Unfair Rent Increases (Norwood News, Dec 12, 2008)
A Quiet Start for the Tenant Protection Act (Mount Hope Monitor, Dec 11, 2008)
Politician Rips Banks Over Holiday Foreclosures (Daily News, Dec 5, 2008)
Feud Between City Agencies Delays Moderate-Cost Housing (NY Times, Dec 3, 2008)
Condo Sales Slump With Economy (AM New York, Dec 2, 2008)
Elevator Report Faults Authority (NY Times, Dec 2, 2008)
Funds to Protect Against Displacement Cut by City (Daily News, Nov 28, 2008)
The city is backing off a pledge to spend $2 million to battle tenant displacement along the Brooklyn waterfront. The Bloomberg administration agreed to create the fund to gain community support and City Council approval for a 2005 rezoning that allowed for high-rise residential development on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront. Now the funding will be slashed by $550,000.
City Shelter Shakeup Leaves Advocates Scrambling (City Limits, Nov 25, 2008)
Students Who Live in Public Housing Don't Do as Well in School, Study Finds (NY Times, Nov 24, 2008)
Bloomberg Scrutinizes Heating Oil Overcharges (NY 1, Nov 23, 2008)
In his weekly radio address Sunday, the mayor praised the Department of Consumer Affairs, which oversees a team of inspectors that checks every truck delivering home heating oil to make sure consumers aren't being overcharged.
Rebate Money is There: Comptroller (NY Post, Nov 21, 2008)
Bloomberg Softens Tone in Rebate Check Dispute (NY Times, Nov 21, 2008)
Greater Public Review of NYCHA Housing Deals Needed, Critics Say (City Limits, Nov 18, 2008)
Defying Mayor, City Council Stands by 2008 Rebate (Gotham Gazette, Nov 18, 2008)
Elevator Breakdowns Change the Lives of Public Housing Residents (NY Times, Nov 16, 2008)
Deal Struck on Willets Point (Crain's, Nov 13, 2008)
Co-ops Locked-In to High Heating Oil Prices (Riverdale Press, Nov 7, 2008)
Wall Street Meltdown's Effect on Real Estate (Real Deal, Nov 6, 2008)
Change in Senate Control Could Hurt Landlords (Crain's, Nov 6, 2008)
Mayor Cancels Rebates for Homeowners (NY Times, Nov 6, 2008)
Foreclosures in City Rise Sharply (Crain's, Nov 5, 2008)
ACORN Warned of Mortgage Crisis Early (City Limits, Nov 4, 2008)
The national advocacy group warned the country early on that a celebrated rise in minority mortgage lending in New York and nationwide was driven by sub prime loans that were going to prove disastrous for homeowners and banks alike.
Statewide Foreclosures Down in Third Quarter (Associated Press, Oct 31, 2008)
City to Buy Foreclosed Homes to Save Neighborhoods (NY Post, Oct 31, 2008)
New Building Applications in Manhattan Fall to Three (Real Deal, Oct 31, 2008)
Council Skeptical of Elevator Repair Plan for Public Housing (NY Times, Oct 30, 2008)
Leaders of the city’s public housing agency told City Council members on Wednesday that elevator safety was a top priority, but they faced tough questions from skeptical members.
Affordable Housing Developer is Top Donor (NY Observer, Oct 30, 2008)
Controversial Program for Housing Subsidies Moves Forward (NY Times, Oct 29, 2008)
Fort Greene Gets New York's First Co-housing Community (Daily News, Oct 28, 2008)
Tishman Speyer, Buyer of Stuyvesant Town, Suffers Reverses (Crain's, Oct 26, 2008)
Housing Sales Plummet in Outer Boroughs (Daily News, Oct 26, 2008)
North Brooklyn Condo Sales and Prices Keep Rising (NY Observer, Oct 23, 2008)
Youth Homeless Center Threatened (Gay City News, Oct 18, 2008)
A leading provider of services for New York City's homeless queer youth may have to close its Chelsea drop-in location. The city health department told the agency that the $600,000 contract that funds the location will be ended in June of 2009.
Brooklyn Housing Sales Drop (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 17, 2008)
Implications of European Fallout on Manhattan Real Estate (NY Observer, Oct 16, 2008)
Affordable Housing Faces Credit Crunch (Daily News, Oct 14, 2008)
Housing Authority's Reputation Threatened By Fatalities (NY Times, Oct 14, 2008)
Manhattan Rental Market May be Softening (AM New York, Oct 14, 2008)
Wall Street Crisis Brings More Pain to Real Estate (Real Deal, Oct 9, 2008)
Concern for 2009 as Manhattan Real Estate Market Slows (NY Times, Oct 3, 2008)
Credit Crunch Likely to End Real Estate Boom... (NY Times, Oct 1, 2008)
Area Home Prices Drop (NY Post, Oct 1, 2008)
Cranes Back at East Side Construction Disaster Site (Daily News, Sep 30, 2008)
City Apartments May Be Next in Housing Crisis (Crain's, Sep 29, 2008)
Quinn Looks to Protect Tenants (NY Sun, Sep 29, 2008)
Battling opposition to a new city law giving tenants the power to sue landlords on grounds of harassment, the City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, is pointing to a group of Brooklyn tenants who are among the first to file suit.
Elevator Safety Questioned (NY Times, Sep 27, 2008)
Comments from a Friday evening at a hearing on elevator safety at buildings run by the New York City Housing Authority, the city's public housing agency. The hearing was sponsored by the Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer.
High Failure Rates Found in City Elevator Inspections (NY Times, Sep 26, 2008)
Bedbugs Emerge as New Area of Housing Law (NY Sun, Sep 26, 2008)
Four Groups Submit Bids for Starrett City (Crain's, Sep 26, 2008)
The Economy's Affect on Bloomberg's Housing Agenda (NY Observer, Sep 24, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to create and preserve 165,000 units of below-market rate housing over 10 years is one of the more ambitious initiatives of his administration, and indeed he touted its merits Tuesday at a press conference announcing that the plan had passed its halfway mark.
Subsidized Tenants Need Not Apply (City Limits, Sep 23, 2008)
Apartment seekers with federally subsidized Section 8 vouchers find that many rental listings explicitly bar them, despite laws prohibiting many landlords from barring subsidized tenants.
Starrett City Tenants Vet Prospective Buyers (, Sep 23, 2008)
Starrett City tenants had the opportunity to quiz prospective buyers of the nation's largest federally-subsidized housing development.
Wall Street Woes Threaten New York's Rental Market (CNN Money, Sep 19, 2008)
Court Oversight of Homeless Services Dept. Ends (WNYC, Sep 18, 2008)
City Reaches Deal on Shelter for Homeless (NY Times, Sep 18, 2008)
Courts to Give Up Oversight of Homeless Services (Daily News, Sep 18, 2008)
Bloomberg Slams 'I Want it Now' Society (NY Post, Sep 17, 2008)
Rent Guidelines Board Faces Lawsuit Over Rent Hikes (NY Sun, Sep 17, 2008)
Rent increases approved by the Rent Guidelines Board violate state law by overcharging renters, tenant groups say. The suit alleges that the supplemental monthly increases of $45 for one-year renewals and $85 for two-year renewals allow landlords to raise rents on some tenants above the 4.5% and 8.5% maximum monthly increases the board authorized for this year.
Real Estate Market Girds for Lehman Fallout (Crain's, Sep 16, 2008)
As Bonuses Dry Up, So Could Condo Sales (Crain's, Sep 16, 2008)
Report Scores City Homeless Policy (NY Sun, Sep 10, 2008)
On the heels of criticism from the Independent Budget Office, a report by the Institute for Children and Poverty criticizes Mayor MIchael Bloomberg's failure to beat homelessness in the city.
Elevators in Housing Projects Have Frequent Breakdowns (Daily News, Sep 7, 2008)
The 10 worst housing projects in the city - in terms of elevator problems - all feature repeat outages and delays in repairs, a Daily News investigation found.
Too good a deal for Connor in Brooklyn Heights? (Daily Politics, Sep 5, 2008)
South Bronx Residential Boom Fizzles (Real Deal, Sep 4, 2008)
Elevator Failures Plague Housing Project for the Elderly (NY Times, Sep 2, 2008)
Poverty Level Decreases in City as Nation's Increases (NY Sun, Aug 27, 2008)
NYCHA-funded Community Centers at Risk (Metro, Aug 26, 2008)
The 136 community centers that serve young people at New York City Housing Authority complexes and 135 senior centers in these developments are threatened by federal budget cuts. NYCHA is currently running a deficit of $170 million.
Residents of Harlem Apartment Complex Fear Default (NY Times, Aug 25, 2008)
The Lure of Buffalo (New York Magazine, Aug 25, 2008)
Housing Project Tenants Say Frequent Elevator Woes Threaten Health, Safety (Daily News, Aug 23, 2008)
Elevator Overhauls Delayed at 24 Housing Projects (NY Times, Aug 22, 2008)
Renters Get Perks in Soft Real Estate Market (AM New York, Aug 21, 2008)
Boy Dies in Fall Down Elevator Shaft at Public Housing Project Hit by Cutbacks (NY Times, Aug 20, 2008)
U.S. Says Many Apartments Violate Law on Disabled (NY Times, Aug 19, 2008)
State Court Rules Against Effort to Block Bronx Tenant Organizers (City Limits, Aug 19, 2008)
State’s Take on Demolition Roils Renters and Owners (NY Times, Aug 13, 2008)
Council Members Could Benefit In Control Over Rent Board (NY Sun, Aug 11, 2008)
The City Council's efforts to gain more control over the board that oversees the city's rent-stabilized apartments stand to benefit Speaker Christine Quinn and the other council members who pay below-market rents for their apartments.
Landlords Court Albany Democrats on Rent Laws (NY Times, Aug 8, 2008)
Paterson Signs Foreclosure Legislation (Daily News, Aug 6, 2008)
Cuomo's Role in the Mortgage Meltdown (Village Voice, Aug 6, 2008)
Homeless Shelters in Crisis Mode (Metro, Aug 5, 2008)
Stringer Urges Housing Authority, City to Devise Plan for Vacant Land (AM New York, Aug 4, 2008)
City Foreclosures Rose 67 Percent in July (NY Post, Aug 3, 2008)
State Panel Says Foreclosures Up 14 Percent (Associated Press, Aug 1, 2008)
Class-Action Securities Lawsuits Surge (Crain's, Aug 1, 2008)
Manhattan's Vacancy Rate Could Hit Highest Level Since '03 (NY Observer, Jul 31, 2008)
Four Finalists Selected for Starrett City (Crain's, Jul 25, 2008)
Brewer Gets Caught in Land Use Battle (Village Voice, Jul 23, 2008)
Apartment Surge Buoys Housing Starts Amid Decline (Associated Press, Jul 18, 2008)
Rangel's Landlord Harder on Other Tenants (NY Times, Jul 17, 2008)
Columbia Deal Avoids Eminent Domain (NY Post, Jul 17, 2008)
Bloomberg Offers Measures to Help Agencies Share Information on Building Sites (NY Times, Jul 17, 2008)
City Is Moving To Modernize Construction Site Inspection Process (NY Sun, Jul 17, 2008)
Deutsche Fire Spurs Major Overhaul (NY Post, Jul 17, 2008)
Fire Safety Proposals at Construction Sites (Associated Press, Jul 17, 2008)
Congressman Rangel to Relinquish Rent Stabilized Apartment Used as Office (NY Times, Jul 15, 2008)
What is the Future of Public Housing in New York? (City Limits, Jul 15, 2008)
Rangel Defends His Rental of Four Stabilized Apartments (NY Times, Jul 12, 2008)
Brooklyn Home Sales Take a Beating (NY Post, Jul 11, 2008)
Rangel Rents Multiple Stabilized Apartments (NY Times, Jul 11, 2008)
Gentrification Goes Awry on Ludlow Street (Village Voice, Jul 9, 2008)
Historical Society Drops Controversial Condo Plan (NY Times, Jul 9, 2008)
Eight Groups Bid for Starrett City (NY Times, Jul 9, 2008)
Struggling Agency Gets Large City Bill (NY Times, Jul 7, 2008)
The Fight Over Harlem (New York Magazine, Jul 7, 2008)
As Bruno Exits, Real Estate Bills Angle for Spotlight (NY Observer, Jul 3, 2008)
Housing Slump Could Hit Next Year (NY Sun, Jul 2, 2008)
Housing Foreclosures Take Heavy Toll in South Jamaica (Daily News, Jun 29, 2008)
Foreclosure Courts: Fix or Fake? (Judicial Reports, Jun 27, 2008)
Quinn A 'Rent-Stabilized New Yorker' (Daily Politics, Jun 20, 2008)
Residents Slammed with Steep Rent Hike (Daily News, Jun 20, 2008)
Board Backs Rise in Rent Up to 8.5 Percent (NY Times, Jun 20, 2008)
Courts Create Program in Attempt to Save Foreclosed Homes (Associated Press, Jun 19, 2008)
Public Housing Residents Face Loss of Their Community Centers (NY Times, Jun 17, 2008)
Quinn Seeks Changes at Rent Board (NY Sun, Jun 11, 2008)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is seeking an overhaul of the Rent Guidelines Board, calling the nine-member panel, which sets annual rent increases for almost 1 million rent-stabilized apartments in the city, a "sideshow."
Brooklyn Cries Foul on Homeless Strategy (Metro, Jun 10, 2008)
In Rockaway Beach, Pretty Beach Meets Housing Bust (City Limits, Jun 10, 2008)
City Struggles to Place Kids in Foster Care (NY Times, Jun 9, 2008)
Motives of Atlantic Yards Rally Are Questioned (NY Sun, Jun 5, 2008)
Where the State Looks for Affordable Housing (City Limits, Jun 3, 2008)
200 Apartment Buildings Now Illegal Hotels, Report Finds (AM New York, Jun 2, 2008)
New Deal Would Keep Starrett City Affordable (NY Times, Jun 2, 2008)
Housing Cuts Are Proposed to Help Close Budget Gap (NY Times, May 30, 2008)
Stuyvesant Town Landlord Wields Residency Rule Against Renters (NY Times, May 27, 2008)
Real Estate Prices Stay High as Buyers, Sellers Wait (AM New York, May 23, 2008)
Silver Guards Against Primary Foes (NY Sun, May 23, 2008)
Manhattan Rents Rise (NY Observer, May 22, 2008)
A New Approach Brings Bankers As City Landlords (Village Voice, May 21, 2008)
From Cracks to Falling Cranes, a Big Job for Building Inspectors (NY Times, May 20, 2008)
Cost of Land (, May 15, 2008)
A study on the price of land in the Metro Region by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that an acre of vacant land near the Empire State Building would cost $90 million in mid-2006. The price for industrial and commercial land rose significantly, starting in mid-2004, and was more than double 1999 levels in 2006. In 2006, residential land was five times more expensive than it was in 1999. Costs rise with their proximity to Midtown.
Questions of Rent Tactics by Private Equity (NY Times, May 9, 2008)
City Foreclosures To Be Resold As Affordable Housing (NY 1, May 8, 2008)
Assembly Approves Foreclosure Moratorium (Crain's, May 8, 2008)
Board’s Proposal for Rent Increases Disappoints Landlords and Tenants Alike (NY Times, May 6, 2008)
Mortgage Delinquencies Up 74 Percent (Crain's, May 1, 2008)
30 Percent of City Renters Pay Half Their Income on Housing (AM New York, Apr 30, 2008)
Metro Foreclosure Rates Soar (NY Post, Apr 29, 2008)
State Looks to Shake Up Rent Guideline Board (AM New York, Apr 29, 2008)
Bill Could Give Council Power (NY Sun, Apr 28, 2008)
State and city lawmakers are preparing to push for new legislation, supported by tenant advocacy groups, that would give the City Council greater power over rent regulations.
Historic Broker Sued for Discrimination Against Tenants with Children (Metro, Apr 25, 2008)
For Buildings Official, Criticism Comes to a Boil (NY Times, Apr 22, 2008)
Where Manhattanites Move When They Want to Stay in NY (NY Observer, Apr 18, 2008)
Housing Authority Begins Installing Fluorescent Bulbs (Metro, Apr 18, 2008)
Average Price of Manhattan Real Estate Up 41 Percent (Crain's, Apr 18, 2008)
Buildings Chief in the Dark on Emergency Sites (Daily News, Apr 17, 2008)
Lew Fidler and the Mortgage Catastrophe (NY Observer, Apr 17, 2008)
Running Public Housing in Tough Times (NY Times, Apr 13, 2008)
Tino Hernandez has led the Housing Authority for seven years, and for much of that time he has presided over a financial crisis that residents say has contributed to the deterioration at the city’s 342 other public housing complexes.
Rising Rents Force Older Businesses to New Sites (NY Times, Apr 9, 2008)
Manhattan and Brooklyn Office Rents: The Divide Grows Big-Time (The Real Estate, Apr 9, 2008)
Tenants and NYU Battle Over Paint Removal (Crain's, Apr 9, 2008)
Bill Looks to Exempt Owners From No Pets Clause (Daily News, Apr 6, 2008)
Animal activists rallied outside of City Hall Saturday, pressing for a law to make it easier for renters to keep dogs, cats and other critters in no-pet buildings.
Taking the Pulse of the Boroughs (NY Times, Apr 6, 2008)
Mortgage Help Center Gets a Chief (Crain's, Apr 4, 2008)
Comptroller: Housing Department Lax in Overseeing Mitchell-Lama (NY Times, Apr 3, 2008)
How One Politician Made a Mess of Her Mortgage (Daily News, Apr 3, 2008)
Manhattan Apartment Prices Hit Record (NY Times, Apr 2, 2008)
Residents Petition Supreme Court on Atlantic Yards (NY Sun, Apr 2, 2008)
Brooklyn Prices Drop It Like It's Not Hot (Brownstoner, Apr 2, 2008)
Eminent Domain Foes Fear Bid By Assemblyman for Phizer Plant (NY Sun, Apr 1, 2008)
City Wants to Turn Bellevue Hospital into Luxury Condos (NY Post, Apr 1, 2008)
Spitzer's Housing Fund Advances with Paterson (City Limits, Apr 1, 2008)
Bushwick Tenants' Dreams Are Mired in the Stench (City Room, Apr 1, 2008)
Study Cites 'Aristocratization' of Hipper Neighborhoods (The Real Estate, Apr 1, 2008)
Middle Class May Feel Tax Burden (AM New York, Mar 28, 2008)
Toll Brothers Team Talks Up the Gowanus Plan (Gowanus Lounge, Mar 28, 2008)
Where Boom Meets Bust? (New York Magazine, Mar 27, 2008)
Immigrants March for Schools and Housing (City Room, Mar 26, 2008)
Vito Lopez Moves To Take Pfizer's Brooklyn Site By Eminent Domain (The Real Estate, Mar 26, 2008)
Inspector Charged in Crane Collapse (AM New York, Mar 21, 2008)
Buildings Chief Slammed After Crane Collapse (Newsday, Mar 20, 2008)
Activists: City Could Lose 10,000 Section 8 Housing Units (The Real Estate, Mar 19, 2008)
As Homeless Policy Fails, A Night on the Streets (New York Magazine, Mar 17, 2008)
Rape at Housing Project Focuses Attention on Security (NY Times, Mar 15, 2008)
New Law Lets Tenants Sue Over Harassment (NY Times, Mar 14, 2008)
Contract Talks Continue for Workers at 500 Bronx Buildings (Daily News, Mar 11, 2008)
New Housing Construction Down by One-Third (Daily News, Mar 11, 2008)
Developer of $1 Billion Condo Bullish on Flushing (Daily News, Mar 11, 2008)
Big Visions for Building Don’t Include People Inside (NY Times, Mar 10, 2008)
Buildings Department Mistakes Led to Harlem Building Collapse (Daily News, Mar 7, 2008)
Manhattan Real Estate Rises Even as US Flirts with Recession (AM New York, Mar 6, 2008)
Churches Trading Land for Financial Support (City Limits, Mar 6, 2008)
City Urges Crackdown on Repeat Elevator Breakdowns (Daily News, Mar 6, 2008)
Spitzer to Present a Plan to Reduce Foreclosures (NY Times, Mar 4, 2008)
Birth-place of Hip-Hop to Stay Affordable Housing (Associated Press, Mar 4, 2008)
Cuomo Settles with Lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Crain's, Mar 4, 2008)
Dumbo Rezoning Could Spawn Over 1,000 Apartments (The Real Estate, Mar 4, 2008)
Housing Authority to Slash 427 Jobs (Daily News, Mar 3, 2008)
Unease Erodes Ambition in Real Estate (NY Sun, Mar 3, 2008)
Bill Would Set Foreclosure Moratorium (NY Times, Mar 3, 2008)
Mayor Vetoes Bill Protecting Section 8 Tenants From Landlord Bias (NY Times, Mar 1, 2008)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg vetoed a bill on Friday that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants who use rent subsidies, setting the stage for an expected override by the City Council.
City Wants Tougher Enforcement on Construction, Architectural Plans for All (The Real Estate, Feb 29, 2008)
Tax Abatement Debate To Be Revived (NY Sun, Feb 28, 2008)
Many Complaints to Buildings Department in Greenpoint-Williamsburg Go Uninspected (Gowanus Lounge, Feb 27, 2008)
Queens Residents Try to Preserve Historic Buildings (AM New York, Feb 26, 2008)
New York City to Help Doctors Track Patients’ Records Electronically (NY Times, Feb 26, 2008)
After two years of planning and a public investment of more than $60 million, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday that New York City was ready to equip doctors with computer software that can track patients’ medical records in order to provide better preventive care.
Atlantic Yards Quietly Scaled Back? (Crain's, Feb 26, 2008)
Subprime Mortgage Wasteland in the Bronx (Village Voice, Feb 26, 2008)
Manhattan Rent Growth Slows (Crain's, Feb 22, 2008)
Sale of One Javits Parcel Enough for Affordable Housing Fund (The Real Estate, Feb 22, 2008)
Homeowner Aid Meeting Set for Saturday (Daily News, Feb 21, 2008)
Mortgage Counseling at City Churches (Associated Press, Feb 21, 2008)
Mansion Gets Expensive Title (NY Observer, Feb 20, 2008)
Bloomberg Threatens To Foreclose on 25,000 Properties (NY Sun, Feb 20, 2008)
Bronx Landlord Is Jailed for Code Violations (City Room, Feb 20, 2008)
Manhattan Rents Drop in Doorman Buildings (NY Observer, Feb 19, 2008)
Preliminary Mayor's Management Report (, Feb 15, 2008)
An interim look at the performance of various city agencies was released yesterday in a report called the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report. Published annually, it takes a look at the city's performance in the first four months of the fiscal year and forecasts performance expectations. Much of the information can be broken down by individual agency, issue, or community. Some significant highlights were: Sewer back up complaints jumped by 23 percent; the average response time to heat complaints rose by 50 percent (although stays within the goal of seven hours); and major felony crimes in schools were nearly a third lower than the same quarter last year.
Gowanus Condo Plan (NY Post, Feb 15, 2008)
A Co-op for $14,000? It’s No Fiction (NY Times, Feb 15, 2008)
Mayor and Council at Odds Over Tenant Voucher Bill (City Limits, Feb 14, 2008)
Bronx Tenants Hold Rally Against Rent Hike (Associated Press, Feb 14, 2008)
Modular Home Swings Into Place (Bronx Times, Feb 14, 2008)
Credit Crunch Squeezes Funds for Affordable Housing (Real Deal, Feb 13, 2008)
Homeless? Low-Paying Job? Her Mortgage Was Approved (City Room, Feb 13, 2008)
Is the Mayor’s Housing Plan on Track? (City Room, Feb 13, 2008)
Columbia Buys Site to House Displaced Tenants (The Real Estate, Feb 12, 2008)
Councilman Criticizes Condo Construction (NY Post, Feb 11, 2008)
A Queens councilman yesterday called for a change in zoning laws to prevent the construction of hotels in residential areas as "a back-door way" to build condos.
Subprime Crisis Festers in New York (City Room, Feb 11, 2008)
Craigslist Scams Targeting Renters (Daily News, Feb 11, 2008)
After Evacuation, Artists Begin an Effort to Save Their Haven (NY Times, Feb 10, 2008)
Suing the Smoker Next Door (NY Times, Feb 9, 2008)
A Fee That Developers Would Like to See Rise (NY Times, Feb 6, 2008)
Brooklyn Home Prices Up, Sales Down in 2007 (Crain's, Feb 6, 2008)
Better Homes for the Apocalypse (City Room, Feb 6, 2008)
January Had the Highest Monthly Foreclosure Rise in Two Years (NY Post, Feb 5, 2008)
Spitzer’s Budget Plans, and the Iffy Real Estate Deals Behind Them (NY Times, Feb 4, 2008)
Home Prices Start to Dip, Recalling ’90s Slump (NY Times, Feb 3, 2008)
The Story of 475 Kent (The Real Estate, Feb 1, 2008)
Parts of Brooklyn Now More Expensive Than Manhattan. (NY Observer, Jan 29, 2008)
Brooklyn Neighborhoods Top Subprime Foreclosures in Nation (Bloomberg, Jan 28, 2008)
(Solar) Power to the People Is Not So Easily Achieved (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
High-Rise Residential Construction Keeps Going (New York Construction, Jan 24, 2008)
Illegal Boarding Houses Pit City’s Laws Against Lack of Alternatives (NY Times, Jan 22, 2008)
Kool Herc Fights to Save Birthplace of Hip Hop (Village Voice, Jan 22, 2008)
A City That Needs More Places More Hotels (NY Times, Jan 20, 2008)
Foreigners Gobbling up City Properties (Daily News, Jan 20, 2008)
Affordable Housing or... Affordable Housing? (NY Observer, Jan 18, 2008)
Stringer Eyes Vacant Lot Crackdown (Metro, Jan 17, 2008)
Avella Floats Plan To Target Housing Crunch (NY Sun, Jan 16, 2008)
Poll Shows Sharp Increase in Worries (Crain's, Jan 15, 2008)
Praise and Questions for $400 Million Housing Plan (NY Times, Jan 15, 2008)
Inquiry Focuses on Withholding of Data on Loans (NY Times, Jan 12, 2008)
City Possibly Facing Big Hike in Property Tax (NY Sun, Jan 10, 2008)
Growth in Brooklyn Market Slowed Last Quarter (NY Post, Jan 4, 2008)
Bronx Property Soars Ahead of City's Property Boom (Bronx Times, Jan 4, 2008)
Apartment Prices in Manhattan Defy National Real Estate Slide (NY Times, Jan 3, 2008)
State Joins System to Track Mortgage Brokers (Associated Press, Jan 3, 2008)
Building Workers Reach $6.8 Billion Contract Deal (Newsday, Jan 3, 2008)
Downtown Will Remain Hot Real Estate in 2008 (Crain's, Dec 28, 2007)
State Lawmakers Would Impose One-Year Moratorium on Foreclosures (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 28, 2007)
National Solutions May Not Help New York's Sub-Prime Crisis (City Limits, Dec 27, 2007)
Council Considers Rival Housing Bills (NY Times, Dec 24, 2007)
In the latest round in New York's long-running landlord-tenant wars, the City Council is considering two rival bills on housing. One would, for the first time, give tenants the right to sue their landlords for harassment in Housing Court. The rival bill, Introduction 638, would give aggrieved landlords a new legal tool by allowing them to sue tenants for harassment.
School to Boot Apartment Tenants (NY Post, Dec 21, 2007)
Brooklyn Laawmaker Introduces Depression-Era Foreclosure Bill (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 21, 2007)
New York Condos Lure Deal-Seeking Europeans (NY Times, Dec 21, 2007)
Harassment Bills Clash at Council (NY Sun, Dec 18, 2007)
Jesse Jackson Leads Politicians in Sub-Prime Protest (City Hall, Dec 13, 2007)
Brooklyn District Attorney Compares Mortgage Crisis to Crack Epidemic (City Room, Dec 12, 2007)
Watch Out for Confidence Schemes, Officials Warn (City Room, Dec 12, 2007)
Plans for Upper West Side Building to Leave Mitchell-Lama resisted (NY Sun, Dec 11, 2007)
Jesse Jackson Foreclosure 'March' on Wall Street (The Real Estate, Dec 11, 2007)
Lancaster Responds to Daily News' Charges (Brownstoner, Dec 11, 2007)
Project's Financing Plan Ripped for Lack of Affordable Housing in Queens West (Daily News, Dec 11, 2007)
Buildings Chief Hid Architect's Mistakes (Daily News, Dec 9, 2007)
When Residents Weigh In on Gentrification (City Room, Dec 7, 2007)
A Push to Make Public Housing 'Green' (City Room, Dec 7, 2007)
Nonprofit to Help Local Families with Mortgages (Daily News, Dec 6, 2007)
Group Will Help Owners Prevent Foreclosures (NY Sun, Dec 6, 2007)
Foreclosure Trend In Brooklyn: Flat to Down (Brownstoner, Dec 6, 2007)
Council Considers Rival Bills on Protecting Tenants (Village Voice, Dec 5, 2007)
Fidler Talks About Bloomberg's Help With Foreclosures (Politicker, Dec 5, 2007)
New Group Will Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure (City Room, Dec 5, 2007)
Vying to Develop Hudson Yards (New York Magazine, Dec 4, 2007)
Council Takes Aim at Apartment Buildings Converted to Hotels (NY Times, Dec 4, 2007)
Jesse Jackson Plans Foreclosure Rally on Wall St. (Crain's, Dec 4, 2007)
Teachers Now Oppose Housing Plan (NY Times, Dec 4, 2007)
Council Plans Heftier Fines for Apartments Used as Hotels (NY Times, Dec 4, 2007)
Inflatable Rat Plans for Weingarten Scrapped (Daily Politics, Dec 4, 2007)
NY Fed Releases Initial Data on Mortgages in NYC (Crain's, Dec 3, 2007)
Lawmaker, Insurer Unite to Save Homes (Bronx Times, Dec 2, 2007)
Jamaica Area is Ground Zero of Foreclosure Crisis (Crain's, Dec 2, 2007)
New York Targets Nation's Largest Mortgage Firm (NY Post, Dec 1, 2007)
Comptroller and Motrgage Fraud (CNBC, Nov 30, 2007)
Housing Foreclosures Rise Sharply in Queens, Brooklyn (NY Post, Nov 29, 2007)
More Children Die in Shelters (NY Times, Nov 29, 2007)
The number of children dying in the city’s homeless shelters is on the rise, according to a report released yesterday by the New York City public advocate.
Can New York Be Too Successful? (City Room, Nov 29, 2007)
In Response to Foreclosure Surge, Brooklyn Gets State's First Small Building Court (Daily News, Nov 29, 2007)
Unions: Redevelopment Projects Should Have Affordable Housing Guarantees (Daily News, Nov 29, 2007)
Vacancies Despite Ripe Real Estate Market (City Limits, Nov 27, 2007)
Albany Bars Rent Rise for Thousands (NY Times, Nov 26, 2007)
Why Are There 1,723 Vacant Buildings in Manhattan? (Village Voice, Nov 26, 2007)
New York Debates Who's Really Homeless (Washington Post, Nov 21, 2007)
Housing Department Presses Crackdown on City's Worst Landlords (NY Times, Nov 21, 2007)
Housing Foreclosure Rate in City Expected to Rise (Metro, Nov 21, 2007)
Manhattan 12th Most Expensive Office Real Estate Market Globally (NY Observer, Nov 21, 2007)
City Lost 6,000 Rent-Stabilized Apartments in 2006 (NY Observer, Nov 21, 2007)
Housing Advocate Brad Lander to Run for DeBlasio's Council Spot (New York Magazine, Nov 18, 2007)
New Housing For Homeless Irks Upper West Side Residents (NY Sun, Nov 16, 2007)
Free Legal Aid Sought for Elderly Tenants (NY Times, Nov 16, 2007)
City's Brokers Build Relationships in Europe (NY Sun, Nov 15, 2007)
Housing Program on Track Amid Financing Concerns (NY Times, Nov 12, 2007)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s ambitious housing plan is on track, but financing is likely to pose a challenge in the coming years, according to a report released Friday by the city’s Independent Budget Office.
Bloomberg on Track With Goal to Generate Afforable Housing (Daily News, Nov 11, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg has completed nearly 40% of his vaunted goal of generating 165,000 units of affordable housing by 2013, a city budget monitor reported Friday.
Rent Stabilization: Good or Bad? (NY Observer, Nov 8, 2007)
The Foreclosure Auction as Get Rich Scheme (WNYC, Nov 1, 2007)
Subsidies Avoided By Landlords (NY Times, Oct 30, 2007)
Commissioner Defends Homeless Policy Despite Opposition (City Limits, Oct 30, 2007)
Union Blasts Residency Requirement (Newsday, Oct 30, 2007)
Study Links Lenders to Swift Foreclosures (NY Times, Oct 29, 2007)
In New York City neighborhoods hit hard by the subprime lending crisis, most loans that ended up in foreclosure came from three companies, according to a new report.
City Housing Authority Job Cuts Won't Help Agency's Deficit (Daily News, Oct 29, 2007)
The City Housing Authority cut dozens of managers from the payroll Friday, taking a small step toward plugging a giant hole in its budget.
Council Pushes for Regulation Of Construction Site Blasting (NY Sun, Oct 25, 2007)
The Bloomberg Administration and the City Council are at odds over a bill regulating the use of explosives at construction sites.
Lenders Pressured to Help Homeowners (Crain's, Oct 25, 2007)
U.S. Official Suggests Housing Authority Sell Its Buildings in Expensive Areas (Daily News, Oct 24, 2007)
With Change in Policy, Fewer Families Request Emergency Shelter (NY Post, Oct 24, 2007)
Council Member Questions New Policy on Homeless (NY Sun, Oct 24, 2007)
The city's new policy of turning away some families seeking shelter at night is coming under fire from City Councilmember of Bill de Blasio, who says he's troubled by the idea.
More Than 100 Residents Evicted from Illegal Lofts in Ridgewood (NY Times, Oct 19, 2007)
Quinn Bill Would Allow Tenants to Take Landlords to Court for Harassment (NY Sun, Oct 18, 2007)
Residential Building Expected to Slow (Crain's, Oct 17, 2007)
Bloomberg Says Housing Prices Will Drop (NY Post, Oct 17, 2007)
Insurance Policies Dropped in Post-Katrina World (NY Times, Oct 16, 2007)
Families Wait to Return Home After Brooklyn Tornado (NY Times, Oct 16, 2007)
Fire Department Considers Investing in Affordable Apartments (Daily News, Oct 16, 2007)
Searching for Housing Authority Funding Fixes (City Limits, Oct 16, 2007)
Luxury Development Proposed Near World Trade Center (Newsday, Oct 16, 2007)
Study Finds Disparities in Mortgages by Race (NY Times, Oct 15, 2007)
Home buyers in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods in New York City were more likely to get their mortgages last year from a subprime lender than home buyers in white neighborhoods with similar income levels, according to a new analysis of home loan data by researchers at New York University.
Real Estate Prices Suffer From Unreliable G Train Service (Real Deal, Oct 11, 2007)
Chain Store Saturation in Brooklyn? (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 11, 2007)
Report Shows Monthly Foreclosure Growth Slowing (NY Post, Oct 11, 2007)
Advocates Urge for Expansion of Housing Program (City Limits, Oct 9, 2007)
Council Urges Banks to Watch For Predatory Lenders (Daily News, Oct 8, 2007)
With foreclosures skyrocketing, city Council members yesterday called on bank regulators to scrutinize companies that issue predatory loans.
City Will Help Pension Plans Build Housing for Teachers (NY Times, Oct 5, 2007)
First Legal Victory Against Illegal Hotel Conversion (Chelsea Now, Oct 5, 2007)
Commercial Leasing in Manhattan Down Nearly 25 Percent This Quarter (Crain's, Oct 4, 2007)
MTA Seeks Apartments for Tenants Displaced by 2nd Avenue Subway (Metro, Oct 3, 2007)
Advocates Press City on Housing for People with HIV (Gay City News, Oct 3, 2007)
Home Prices Buck Trend, for Now (NY Times, Oct 2, 2007)
Banned by Housing Authority and Listed Publicly (NY Times, Oct 1, 2007)
Queens Homeowners Seek Flood Claims (NY Post, Oct 1, 2007)
Housing Agency Misses $750,000 in Payments (NY Sun, Sep 28, 2007)
Luxury Condo Development Faces Labor Abuse Allegations (Village Voice, Sep 28, 2007)
De Blasio Talks Real Estate With Brooklyn Bloggers (Brownstoner, Sep 28, 2007)
Officials Boost Columbia Expansion (NY Sun, Sep 27, 2007)
Manhattan President Supports Columbia Expansion (NY Observer, Sep 27, 2007)
Overseas, Manhattan Real Estate Is Seen as a Bargain (NY Sun, Sep 27, 2007)
State Finances Affordable Housing Owners (Crain's, Sep 27, 2007)
Pension Funds Used to Purchase Affordable Housing (City Limits, Sep 25, 2007)
Risky Loans Help Build Ghost Town of New Homes (NY Times, Sep 24, 2007)
Along the streets of Far Rockaway, many recently built two- and three-family town houses sit waiting for even one family to move in. Some have boarded-up windows, while others have clumps of garbage in driveways that have never seen a car. Desperate developers hoping to cover their bets — and stem their losses — tape up both For Rent and For Sale signs inside windows that face nearly deserted streets.
As Bedbugs Bounce Back, New Yorkers Feel the Bite (Downtown Express, Sep 21, 2007)
'Last stand' for Williamsburg Hispanic Market (AM New York, Sep 21, 2007)
State Property in Queens Flipped by Developer (City Hall, Sep 20, 2007)
Report Shows Strong Office Real Estate Market (NY Observer, Sep 20, 2007)
Immigration Status Complicating Storm Cleanup (City Limits, Sep 20, 2007)
Subsidized Housing Plagued by Neglect and Corruption, Report Says (NY Times, Sep 20, 2007)
State Ignored Rent Scandal (NY Post, Sep 20, 2007)
The Fate of the Real Estate Bubble in New York (New York Magazine, Sep 18, 2007)
NYU Wants Elderly Tenants Out of Village Flats (Daily News, Sep 14, 2007)
Housing Takes Bigger Bite of New Yorkers’ Incomes (NY Times, Sep 13, 2007)
Apartment Sales Poised to Break 10,000 Barrier (AM New York, Sep 13, 2007)
Evacuation From Unsafe Building In Harlem Leaves Dozens Homeless (NY 1, Sep 13, 2007)
Increase in Fatal Construction Accidents (NY Times, Sep 13, 2007)
Home Ownership Rate in City Still Far Behind Rest of Country (NY Post, Sep 12, 2007)
Wall Street Comes to Rent Stabilized Real Estate (City Limits, Sep 11, 2007)
Spitzer Signs New Bills Expanding Power of Department of Buildings (Brownstoner, Sep 7, 2007)
Public Housing Elevator Failures Rise Despite High-Paid Employees (Daily News, Sep 7, 2007)
Quinn Asks State To Block Mitchell-Lama Opt Out (NY Sun, Sep 6, 2007)
City Turns to Foreclosure Program (City Limits, Sep 5, 2007)
Not Officially Homeless, Families Seek Refuge in Shelters (NY Times, Sep 4, 2007)
Starrett City Owners Take First Step Toward Market-Rate Rents (NY Times, Aug 30, 2007)
Spitzer Vetoes Building Inspection Measure (NY Times, Aug 29, 2007)
Affordable Housing Now With More Asterisks (City Limits, Aug 28, 2007)
New Laws for Housing Tax Break (NY Times, Aug 27, 2007)
Gov. Eliot Spitzer signed into law yesterday three bills to revamp a popular tax break for developers and encourage the construction of thousands of apartments for low-income New York City residents.
Senator Schumer Asks for Limits To Mortgage Lending (NY Sun, Aug 27, 2007)
Brandishing statistics showing foreclosures almost doubling in the city, Senator Schumer is ramping up pressure to add new limits to mortgage lending.
Judge Throws Out Stuyvesant Town Suit (Crain's, Aug 24, 2007)
State Aid Will Not Stop Housing Authority Layoffs (Chief-Leader, Aug 23, 2007)
Housing Foreclosures Soar in City (NY Post, Aug 22, 2007)
Report Sees Rental Market Cooling But Apartment Seekers Doubt It (AM New York, Aug 22, 2007)
A New Building Pays Homage to an Old Central Park West (New Yorker, Aug 22, 2007)
Millions Slated For City’s Affordable Housing (Daily News, Aug 21, 2007)
City Housed Homeless People in Condemned Buildings (NY 1, Aug 17, 2007)
High-End N.Y. Real Estate Cools Along With Stocks (NY Sun, Aug 17, 2007)
City Checking if Builders are Violating Stop-Work Orders (Staten Island Advance, Aug 17, 2007)
Groups Count Number of Homeless Youth (WNYC, Aug 16, 2007)
New State Housing Funds for City (NY Post, Aug 16, 2007)
Spitzer Signs Public Housing Bill (, Aug 16, 2007)
Bloomberg, Spitzer Unveil ‘Green Housing’ in Bronx (NY Post, Aug 15, 2007)
Landlord Disputes Now Online (Queens Tribune, Aug 10, 2007)
Big Real Estate Firms Buy Up Property in Poor Neighborhoods (WNYC, Aug 9, 2007)
Agreement Reached on Tax Breaks for Housing (NY Times, Aug 8, 2007)
Housing Deal Includes Break for Atlantic Yards (NY Post, Aug 8, 2007)
The Bloomberg administration yesterday agreed to back a compromise state bill give $200 million in exclusive property-tax breaks for developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, as opposed to the $300 million in the original bill, and provides tax exemptions to the controversial megaproject for 15 years rather than 25.
Mayor Signs Bill to Curb Illegal Buildings (NY Post, Aug 3, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg signed several bills into law yesterday toughening the enforcement powers of the Buildings Department - particularly against contractors who do illegal conversions and builders of one-, two- and three-family homes.
Luxury Condos on the Gowanus? (Metro, Aug 2, 2007)
Hotelier Plans Cleanup, Threatens Lounge (NY Observer, Aug 1, 2007)
Trump Condos Come With Restrictions (AM New York, Aug 1, 2007)
Developers Charged in $78 Million Fraud (NY Sun, Jul 31, 2007)
As Public Housing Faces Budget Crunch, Maintenance Woes Rise (AM New York, Jul 27, 2007)
Ratner and City Near Housing Compromise (NY Post, Jul 26, 2007)
Retaining Wall Collapses Forcing Evacuations (Daily News, Jul 26, 2007)
Housing, Open Space Planned for Domino Sugar Site (NY Sun, Jul 25, 2007)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn's Real Estate Connections (NY Observer, Jul 20, 2007)
Bloomberg Administration Completes 35 Percent of Affordable Housing Goal (NY Sun, Jul 6, 2007)
Mayor's Office Cool on Keycard Bill (NY Post, Jun 29, 2007)
Team Bloomberg was cool yesterday to a City Council proposal that would regulate what landlords do with tenant data collected by electronic keycards.
30 Years After the Riots, Gentrification Threatens Bushwick (Village Voice, Jun 27, 2007)
City Settles $12 Million Lead Poisoning Lawsuit (Daily News, Jun 26, 2007)
Housing Board Set To Raise Rents by 2 Percent, to 7.5 Percent (NY Sun, Jun 26, 2007)
Bill Gives Nod to Atlantic Yards (NY Observer, Jun 21, 2007)
Quinn Urges Rent Freeze (NY Sun, Jun 20, 2007)
Several elected officials, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, are pressing the New York City Rent Guidelines Board to freeze rents on the city's one million rent-stabilized apartments or make minimal increases.
City Streamlines Searches for Real Estate Sales Data (NY Times, Jun 4, 2007)
A new city Web page allows anyone with basic computer skills to browse property sales prices by neighborhood and address.
Bloomberg To Weigh Bigger Tax Cut (NY Post, Jun 1, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg hinted yesterday that he might agree to a larger property-tax hike than he has proposed if the City Council agrees to rein in new spending.
Rebate for Renters May Be Out Door, Quinn Says (Daily News, Jun 1, 2007)
Renters shouldn't bank on getting any cash payouts from the upcoming city budget - but homeowners may enjoy a bigger tax break than they expected, officials said yesterday. Despite City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's push to create rebates for renters, "she doesn't hold high hopes" Albany will sign off on the idea, a person close to the negotiations said.
New Projects Spur Evictions in Brooklyn (Village Voice, May 30, 2007)
Housing Authority to Cut Jobs (Daily News, May 30, 2007)
Faced with a $225 million deficit, the New York City Housing Authority plans to slash its workforce by 500 positions. The agency also plans to use $100 million in federal funds earmarked for capital projects to pay for day-to-day expenses, which flies in the face of prudent fiscal planning.
Housing Agency to Develop Vacant Land (NY Times, May 30, 2007)
The city housing authority wants to raise $50 million by selling parking lots and other open space at a number of housing complexes. Officials at the authority said that although some of that development might include market-rate units, the income from the land sales generated would help preserve housing for the poor.
In a City Known for Its Renters, a Record Number Now Own Their Homes (NY Times, May 29, 2007)
New York, a city of renters since immigrants began jamming lodging houses and tenements early in the 19th century, has reached two milestones in homeownership.
Stuyvesant Town Becomes Stage for Housing Reform Protest (Metro, May 24, 2007)
Local Home Prices Have Increased 20 Percent Since 2006 (NY Sun, May 15, 2007)
City Wants to Develop Housing and Retail at Brooklyn Jail (Metro, May 11, 2007)
Ombudsman Slated for Atlantic Yards Project (Metro, May 8, 2007)
City Seeks New Urban Frontiers For Residential Development (Daily News, May 6, 2007)
With New York's housing market squeezed by high demand, city planners are seeking new urban frontiers for residential development.
Homeless Housing Overhaul (NY Post, Apr 26, 2007)
The city is revamping its housing-subsidy program for the homeless with new incentives, but limiting the benefits to two years instead of five.
Good News for Tenants: Landlords (NY Post, Apr 25, 2007)
Commissioner Responds to Language Barriers in Housing (Gotham Gazette, Apr 24, 2007)
Pushing Co-ops to Explain Why You Can (NY Times, Apr 23, 2007)
The New York City Council is considering a bill to shed light on the process of applying to buy a co-op apartment.
City Council Speaker's Cautious Slumlord Showdown (Village Voice, Apr 18, 2007)
City to Unveil Colossal Plans for Hudson Yards (NY Sun, Apr 13, 2007)
Officials Want to Force Landlords to Accept Section 8 Vouchers (Daily News, Apr 12, 2007)
Housing Authority Deficit Grows Despite Budget Cuts (NY Times, Apr 11, 2007)
Bill Would Bar Housing Discrimination (NY Sun, Apr 11, 2007)
Landlords would be legally restricted from turning away tenants who pay rent with housing vouchers or other public assistance under a bill being considered by the City Council.
Housing Authority Eyes Cuts to Plug $225M Gap (Daily News, Apr 10, 2007)
Undeserving Landlords Got Tax Breaks, Auditors Find (NY Post, Apr 4, 2007)
Bloomberg Says Borrowers Should Share Blame for Foreclosures (Daily News, Mar 29, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg said it was "sad" that thousands of New Yorkers were losing their homes because of subprime mortgages.But there's nothing he can do to help - and he suggests that subprime lenders and the borrowers are equally to blame.
City Officials Vow to Improve Aid to Homeless Families (NY Times, Mar 19, 2007)
With the number of homeless families at a record high halfway into Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s five-year plan to reduce the homeless population by two-thirds, city officials are acknowledging missteps in their approach and are looking to revamp a controversial rent subsidy program geared toward poor families.
Homeless Services to Step up Lead Inspections (Daily News, Mar 16, 2007)
Under fire for placing homeless families in crumbling or lead-tainted apartments, the city Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess says the department will raise inspection standards for its main rental assistance program, Housing Stability Plus.
Mayor (NY Times, Mar 15, 2007)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced what he called a milestone in his 10-year, $7.5 billion plan to build or preserve 165,000 units of low- to moderate-cost housing.
Space Heaters Are Winter (Daily News, Mar 12, 2007)
Overcrowded Housing Often a Necessity for Immigrants (Daily News, Mar 12, 2007)
City Hall (NY Post, Mar 12, 2007)
Mayor Defends Performance in Fire Aftermath (NY Sun, Mar 12, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg's office has released a detailed report of the steps the city took in the wake of a deadly fire in the Bronx, a move that seems designed to assuage critics who said the mayor should not have left the city after the blaze.
Homeless Surge a (Daily News, Mar 10, 2007)
The dramatic surge in the number of homeless families in New York City shelters is a "big problem," Mayor Bloomberg conceded yesterday. "Numbers are up. Disappointed. Trying to address it. You know, big problem," Bloomberg said on his weekly WABC-AM radio show. "And if the economy slows down," he warned, "it's going to be even more of a challenge."
City Housing Agency Set To Get New Funds (NY Sun, Feb 21, 2007)
The New York City Housing Authority is poised to receive tens of millions in additional federal financing.
Housing Market Heats Up In NYC Again (NY Times, Feb 20, 2007)
Dems Say Bush Budget Would Cost NYC $1.5 Billion, But Claim It Won't Pass (, Feb 6, 2007)
City hospitals, cops, public housing and heating assistance programs took a huge hit yesterday in President Bush's $2.9 trillion budget, but lawmakers said a Democrat-controlled Congress won't allow the deep cuts. The Bush budget could cost the city up to $1.58 billion, according to estimates by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). "Fortunately there's a new Congress, and this budget, with its misplaced priorities, is as dead on arrival as any I have seen," Schumer said.
Bloomberg Says Spitzer (, Feb 6, 2007)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg strongly criticized Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s budget proposal on Monday, arguing that a recommended cut of $327.9 million in annual state aid to New York City would “produce an enormous hole” in the municipal budget. In his first public clash with the new governor, Mr. Bloomberg argued repeatedly that the city did not get its fair share of state dollars, from property tax exemptions to public housing subsidies. The governor disputed that characterization. He said the city would gain more than $1.3 billion in the coming fiscal year under his budget plan — although more than half of that sum comes from actions previously taken by the state to limit the local growth in Medicaid spending and to take over costs associated with the Family Health Plus insurance program. “Look at the net impact,” Mr. Spitzer told reporters at the Capitol. “Don’t look at just one line item in isolation. Look at the net. When you look at the net, I think the city of New York comes out extraordinarily well, as it should.”
Housing Construction Boom Continues; 30,927 Permits In 2006 (Metro, Feb 6, 2007)
Department of Homeless Services Moves To Get Lead Out Of Apartments (Daily News, Feb 5, 2007)
The city's Department of Homeless Services is changing the way it inspects apartments for lead paint, the Daily News has learned. The disclosure comes three weeks after The News reported that hundreds of families in the city's main rental assistance program had been placed in buildings rife with lead paint violations.
Residential Towers to Sprout Soon on Far West Side (NY Times, Feb 5, 2007)
A half-dozen developers plan to start residential projects in the next six months with a combined total of nearly 6,000 apartments.
Spitzer Signals Concern Over Sale of Housing Tract (NY Times, Feb 2, 2007)
Tenants’ groups girding for a fight over the sale of Starrett City in Brooklyn have a powerful new ally in Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Housing Agency Reports Thousands of Heating Complaints (NY Post, Jan 27, 2007)
Frigid temperatures drew a flood of complaints to the city's heat hot line yesterday, as Mayor Bloomberg said most landlords are being quick to repair boiler breakdowns.
Illegal Sublets Put Private Eyes on the Case (, Jan 27, 2007)
These are busy times for private investigators in the real estate racket in New York City.
Concerns Of The Working Poor (, Jan 25, 2007)
This survey by the Community Service Society looks at what low-income New Yorkers see as the most important policy issues for public officials. The survey is set up to compare and contrast the attitudes of American born New Yorkers to those of immigrants. Both see as the top issues keeping rent down and improving public education, but the U.S.-born are worried most about jobs and crime; immigrants say housing and health care. The report examines the reasons for the differences.
Neighborhood Groups Name Brooklyn Landlord City (Daily News, Jan 24, 2007)
Planned Housing Project in Bronx to Be Affordable (NY Times, Jan 17, 2007)
Spitzer Blocks Pataki (Daily News, Jan 17, 2007)
Homeless Agency Placing Thousands In Apartments, Many Of Which Have Lead Paint (Daily News, Jan 16, 2007)
Brooklyn Brownstone Buyers Get a Tax Break (NY Sun, Jan 10, 2007)
The City Council is giving a 25-year tax break worth at least half a million dollars to buyers of property in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood, where brownstones sell for $1.5 million and up.
Apartment Prices Fall Slightly But Sales Remain Strong (NY Times, Jan 3, 2007)
Can Moving Out Of A Poor NYC Neighborhood Improve The Lot Of A Poor Family? Results Are Mixed For "Moving To Opportunity" Program (Wall Street Journal, Dec 28, 2006)
Roof Collapses At Harlem Construction Site, Killing One Worker, Injuring Two (NY Post, Dec 27, 2006)
Mayor Forms Task to Find Housing for Homeless Veterans (Daily News, Dec 22, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg said the city and the VA have formed a task force to come up with a plan to get more homeless veterans into permanent housing. He said they have 100 days to come up with a report.
City Council Overhauls Tax Break for Developers (NY Times, Dec 21, 2006)
In an effort to encourage the building of more affordable housing, City Council yesterday proposed a series of changes to a tax break for developers. The plan would significantly increase the areas of the city in which developers who want the tax break must include apartments affordable to lower-income people. And those lower-priced apartments – totaling at least 20 percent of the new development -- would have to be included in each building rather than being built elsewhere in the city.
Battle Over Condo Conversion At Manhattan House Apartment Building, With Charges Of Tenant Harassment (New York Magazine, Dec 5, 2006)
Charges of Housing Discrimination Aired at Council Panel (Daily News, Nov 29, 2006)
A city council panel heard a laundry list of housing complaints yesterday, leading some officials to charge illegal practices are segregating the city.
Council Considers Putting Surveillance Cameras in All Housing Projects (NY Sun, Nov 3, 2006)
Two City Council panels are debating a resolution that would request federal dollars to be used to outfit with cameras all 344 housing developments owned by the city housing authority where more than 400,000 people live.
City To Crackdown On Bogus Apartment Ads (Daily News, Oct 27, 2006)
'No fee' rental ads often a lie, Council sez Beware online ads promising the perfect rental apartment with no broker fee - nearly one-third of them are lying, a City Council report revealed yesterday.
City Faces Up To Homelessness (AM New York, Oct 23, 2006)
The city is trying out new ways to combat homelessness, even as a dispute over the size of the problem remains.
City Plans Middle-Income Housing in Queens (NY Times, Oct 20, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans yesterday to buy 24 acres of Queens waterfront property for a towering development that would be the largest middle-income housing complex built in New York City in more than 30 years.
Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village Sold (NY Times, Oct 18, 2006)
Jerry Speyer, a prominent real estate investor, signed a deal to buy Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town on Manhattan’s East Side for $5.4 billion, the current owner, MetLife, announced today.
Bloomberg Recommendations On Tax Break Program Derided (NY Sun, Oct 12, 2006)
Real estate developers and affordable-housing advocates are criticizing Mayor Bloomberg's recommendations for revising an important tax program aimed at creating more such housing.
New York City Acts to Add Low-Cost Homes (, Oct 11, 2006)
A proposed change to a popular tax break could steer more developers toward creating affordable housing.
Tenants Ordered Out of Damaged Washington Heights Building (NY Times, Oct 10, 2006)
One Construction Worker Killed, Five Injured, In Collapse Of Queens Building Cited For Violations (Daily News, Oct 9, 2006)
Adults on Welfare With H.I.V. or AIDS Hit With State-Ordered Rent Increase (NY Times, Oct 5, 2006)
Ten Counties in Nation With Highest Property Taxes Are All In NY Metro Area, But None In NYC (Daily News, Oct 5, 2006)
12 Groups Expected to Bid on Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village (NY Times, Oct 4, 2006)
One Tenant (Village Voice, Oct 4, 2006)
Increasing Numbers of Homeowners May Chance Politics of City (NY Sun, Oct 3, 2006)
Emergency Shelter For Gay Youth In Hells Kitchen (Metro, Sep 19, 2006)
A Look At Rent Stabilization Through One 28-Apartment Building In The East Village (Rents From $568 To $2,600) (New York Magazine, Sep 12, 2006)
Politicians Announce Plan to Preserve Stuyvesant Town (Metro, Sep 6, 2006)
Critics Charge City Tax Rebate Program Helps the Rich (Metro, Aug 30, 2006)
Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village for Sale (NY Times, Aug 30, 2006)
Metropolitan Life is putting Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village — a stretch of 110 apartment buildings along the East River — on the auction block. With a target price of nearly $5 billion, the sale would be the biggest deal for a single American property in modern times and would undoubtedly transform what has been an affordable, leafy redoubt for generations of Manhattan’s middle class.
New York State Ranks A Dismal 20th In Housing Creation, Census Data Shows (NY Sun, Aug 22, 2006)
New York's Homeless Face New Effort to Clear Streets (, Jul 18, 2006)
Beginning an aggressive push to reduce the number of people living on New York City’s streets, the city will start pressuring homeless men and women to leave makeshift dwellings under highways and near train trestles and will raise barriers to make those encampments inaccessible, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday. The city has found 73 of those sites inhabited by groups of chronically homeless people, the mayor said. “Humanely, respectfully and firmly, we’ll work to get these men and women to enter supportive housing, enroll in treatment programs or go into shelters,” Mr. Bloomberg said to a gathering of government officials and social service providers from around the country
Bloomberg Criticizes Giuliani on Public Housing (Daily News, Jul 15, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg took a veiled shot at potential presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani yesterday, saying public housing looked like a "garbage dump" under his predecessor.
Apartments in Public Housing Allowed to Sit Empty (NY Times, Jul 14, 2006)
NYC 6th Most "Overpriced" Location in U.S. (Forbes, Jul 13, 2006)
Queue Forms For Housing In Brooklyn (Daily News, Jul 12, 2006)
More than 2,500 apartment-hungry New Yorkers swarmed a Brooklyn hotel yesterday in hopes of getting an affordable place to call home in Bruce Ratner's ambitious Atlantic Yards development project.
NYC's 10 Worst Landlords (Village Voice, Jul 6, 2006)
Rent Board Got It Right, Says Bloomberg (Daily News, Jun 29, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday the Rent Guidelines Board "probably got it right" with the adoption of rent hikes up to 7.25 percent for the city's more than 1 million rent-stabilized apartments.
Rent Board Sets 7.25% Increase (Daily News, Jun 28, 2006)
Jeering tenants disrupted a meeting as officials approved rent increases for New York's rent-stabilized apartments.
At Hearing, Quinn Opposes Proposed Rent Hike (Metro, Jun 20, 2006)
Evictions Up in Northern Manhattan (Metro, Jun 9, 2006)
Not Homeless Enough (Daily News, May 30, 2006)
Homeless advocates say the city's new rules to tighten up the shelter system are mistakenly pushing needy children and families out into the streets.
Who Benefits From The City (Metro, May 30, 2006)
The city is gearing up for several large construction projects this year, and many elected officials are eyeing the trade unions as a way to ease unemployment in minority communities. This is no simple task, according to Louis Coletti, president of the Building Trades Employers’ Association, which represents 1,500 union construction companies in the city. Coletti talked to Metro about how the unions get people working but are not the city’s magic bullet.
Affordable Housing Seen Disappearing (Daily News, May 26, 2006)
The city is losing affordable housing at a dramatic pace, a report by the city controller's office revealed yesterday.
Construction To Begin On New 217-Apartment Tower In Brooklyn For Homeless And Artists (Metro, May 23, 2006)
Facing Eviction, Brooklyn Tenants Fight Yeshiva Plan (Metro, May 19, 2006)
Rents to Rise at Least 3%, and Tenants Howl in Anger (, May 9, 2006)
Critics See Flaws in a Program to Help the Homeless Pay Rent (NY Times, May 8, 2006)
A 17-month-old city program to help homeless people leave shelters by paying part of their rent is drawing criticism from advocates and lawmakers, who say that while well-intentioned, the program is flawed because it discourages participants from working and has placed hundreds of families in crumbling and decrepit apartments.
Landlords Push 8 Percent Hike (Daily News, May 3, 2006)
Citing higher costs, landlords want the city to boost rents 8% on rent-stabilized apartments and stop offering two-year leases. "We're just trying to keep even," said Jack Freund of the Rent Stabilization Association, which represents landlords.
Judge Allows Landlords To Require Key-Cards With Tenants' Photographs (NY Sun, May 2, 2006)
Condo Conversions Create Apartment Shortages, Worrying Tenants (NY Times, May 1, 2006)
Public Housing Tenants to Consider Rent Strike (Metro, May 1, 2006)
End Tax Breaks for Luxury Apartments, Advocates Protest (Metro, Apr 24, 2006)
Amid Criticism, Bloomberg Defends Rent Hikes in Public Housing (NY Post, Apr 22, 2006)
A plan to hike rents in public housing got the support of Mayor Bloomberg yesterday - even as critics blasted it as a punishment for working families.
Vowing to Strike, Apartment Building Workers Hold Rally (Daily News, Apr 19, 2006)
Landlord Sent to Jail for Housing Violations (Metro, Apr 19, 2006)
Doormen Will March Up Park Avenue Today; Threaten Strike For Friday (Daily News, Apr 18, 2006)
How To Evict Your Tenant In One (Not So) Easy Lesson (New York Magazine, Mar 28, 2006)
Are Tax Breaks for Builders Still Needed in Hot Market? (, Mar 16, 2006)
The Bloomberg administration's recent move to re-evaluate the tax breaks used to encourage apartment construction in New York City has led to the beginnings of what will likely be an impassioned debate: In the hottest real estate market in decades, to what extent do developers still need tax incentives to entice them to build?
New York Asks Help From Poor in Housing Crisis (NY Times, Mar 9, 2006)
The New York City Housing Authority, landlord to more than 400,000 poor New Yorkers, is facing a budget shortfall of $168 million and has proposed narrowing the gap by charging residents new fees and increasing old ones for everything from owning a dishwasher to getting a toilet unclogged.
Construction Unions Seek Ways to Build Affordable Housing (Metro, Mar 8, 2006)
Big Rent Raises For New Tenants At Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (New York Magazine, Feb 28, 2006)
City Begins Annual Census of Homeless (Daily News, Feb 27, 2006)
The Annual Fight Over Rent Stabilization Officially Begins (Metro, Feb 16, 2006)
Homelessness Increases, Report Finds (Metro, Jan 25, 2006)
Landlords Turning Apartments into Tourist Hotels, Room by Room (NY Times, Jan 23, 2006)
New York One of Nation (Newsweek, Jan 13, 2006)
Bloomberg Puts Team in Place for the Work of 2nd Term (NY Times, Jan 11, 2006)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's cabinet relies more heavily upon longtime associates who followed him from Bloomberg L.P. than lifelong civil servants. Patricia Harris,50: Appointed first deputy mayor, she was the communications director of Bloomberg L.P. Kevin Sheeky, 39: Appointed deputy mayor for government relations. former employee, Bloomberg L.P. Edward Skyler 32: Appointed deputy mayor for administration. former communications director and another former Bloomberg L.P. employee. Linda I. Gibbs, 46: Appointed new deputy mayor for health and human services, former commissioner of homeless services.
New Threat Faces Rent Stabilized Tenants (Metro, Jan 4, 2006)
In Optimistic Inauguration Speech, Bloomberg Focuses On Housing, Schools, Fight Against Guns (NY Times, Jan 2, 2006)
Seizing on his electoral mandate in a second inaugural address that projected unabashed optimism, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg promised yesterday to pursue the most ambitious housing program in New York City's history, to begin a national campaign against illegal guns, and to "lock in and extend" his program to improve the schools.
Comptroller Finds Conditions At Salvation Army Homeless Shelter (Now Closed) "Horrendous" (Newsday, Nov 29, 2005)
The City Council Plans To Reduce The Property Tax (Daily News, Nov 16, 2005)
The City Council plans to readjust the property tax rate today, saving residential property owners more than $200 million in taxes..
Office Building Damaged on 9/11 Reopens as Apartment Building (Daily News, Oct 26, 2005)
Silver Slams Bloomberg Over Ground Zero Housing Plan (, Oct 25, 2005)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lashed out at Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, saying he was "outraged" by the mayor's call for residential high-rises at Ground Zero. "Your new position will undoubtedly hurt efforts to re-establish the lower Manhattan community as a strong commercial center," Silver said in a tart letter that blasted Bloomberg's comments as "inconsistent and absurd." The powerful Democratic leader, who represents lower Manhattan, has long been an advocate for rebuilding the World Trade Center site strictly as a commercial hub - a view Bloomberg has tacitly endorsed for months.
Landlord Group Suing To Increase Rent Hikes (Daily News, Oct 25, 2005)
A powerful group of landlords is suing the city in hopes of getting bigger rent hikes for rent-regulated apartments than those approved in June. The Rent Stabilization Association, which represents owners of more than 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, charged the city's Rent Guidelines Board never adequately explained its reasons for the rent hike amounts. In June, the board approved increases of 2.75% for one-year leases and 5.5% for two-year leases. The association wanted increases closer to 6% for one-year leases and 8.5% for two-year leases.
Bloomberg Meets Ground Zero Backlash (, Oct 25, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg's criticism of plans for the World Trade Center site sparked high-level objections yesterday, with Governor Pataki saying he was "perplexed," the speaker of the state Assembly saying he was "outraged," and New York's senior senator saying Mr. Bloomberg's position "does not make any sense."
Innovative deal to build 30,000 affordable housing units (, Oct 15, 2005)
A deal between philanthropic, nonprofit groups and the city will allow developers to build and preserve 30,000 new affordable housing units across the city in the next decade, the mayor's office said Thursday. The $200 million plan will offer funds to developers through banks and organizations to purchase and build on privately owned land. "It's unprecedented both in its structure and in its scale," said Shaun Donovan, the city's housing commissioner. Donovan said the deal will offer access to $160 million in bank financing and another $40 million from charities. He said the deal is significant because it's the first time banks will offer so much funds for affordable housing schemes.
City, Banks, and Foundations Establish Fund to Build Low Income Housing (, Oct 14, 2005)
The city is teaming up with major foundations and banks to launch a $200 million fund to help nonprofit developers build more than 30,000 affordable housing units in 10 years.
Spitzer Presses HMOs To Step Up Lead Poisoning Screening (Associated Press, Sep 6, 2005)
A Look At The Buy-Out Brokers, Who Persuade Tenants To Move Out Of Their Rent-Stabilized Apartments (NY Times, Aug 29, 2005)
When landlords want to demolish a building, take over an occupied brownstone or pull a stabilized apartment off the regulated rent rolls, they call in one of a handful of people to perform the seemingly impossible feat of wooing the tenants out of their cheap apartments....The whole species consists of five or six lawyers, brokers and managing agents who have a sideline business coordinating buyouts.. These deals are a runoff from New York's system of rent controls and regulations...About half of the city's 2.08 million rental apartments are stabilized, and another 59,324 units are controlled They speak softly and carry a big purse, offering tenants $30,000, $50,000, $100,000. They dangle new apartments, moving expenses, a week in a hotel, a new life replete with doormen, sunlight and city views. Anything to make a deal. A lone tenant holding up a major redevelopment project can get as much as $1 million.
City Gets Right to Deny Shelter to Some Homeless People (Daily News, Aug 17, 2005)
City's New Approach To Solving Homelessness -- Turn Some People Away (City Limits, Aug 9, 2005)
Homelessness Down Nine Percent Over Past Six Months Thanks To His Policies, Mayor Says (NY Sun, Jul 1, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday announced the largest six-month decline in homelessness since 1990. The administration released a plan outlining its strategy for ending chronic homelessness last June. At the time, the average monthly homeless census was up to 37,462 individuals. By this May, the agency's average monthly count was down more than 3,000 to 34,080.That marked a decrease of 9%
Six Property Owners Accused Of Discriminating Against Families With Children (, Mar 30, 2005)
Whether it was the thought of crayon on the wainscoting, chewing gum in the keyholes or just the pitter-patter of tiny feet, ads written by six local landlords made their feelings clear: Tenants with children need not apply. What they probably didn’t know was that their posts on Craigslist, an online forum, were breaking the law. On March 14, the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York filed complaints with the New York City Commission on Human Rights against the landlords, charging them with housing discrimination.
Building Accountability: New report finds that stricter laws makes housing cheaper (, Feb 24, 2005)
Last week, the New York Times asserted that a new report from the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at the New York University School of Law ìrecommends that the city require developers to include lower-cost apartments in large apartment buildings in fast-growing neighborhoods.
Housing March Unites Unusual Allies (, Feb 24, 2005)
For the first time in a generation, a sweeping coalitionóembracing many of the cityís leading tenant groups, community development corporations, labor unions, homeless service agencies, and advocates for the pooróis coming together for a public demonstration demanding that elected officials take aggressive action to promote and protect affordable housing.
Bush Budget Proposes Halt in Housing Aid for Disabled (, Feb 24, 2005)
With little fanfare, the Bush administration is proposing to stop financing the construction of new housing for the mentally ill and physically handicapped as part of a 50 percent cut in its housing budget for people with disabilities.
Homeless 'decoys' will gauge city count (, Feb 24, 2005)
When volunteers hit the streets Monday for the city's annual homeless head count, they'll have to be on the alert for something new: "decoys" scattered around the city.
Cut in U.S. Housing Aid Raises Concerns for Poor (, Feb 24, 2005)
The New York City Housing Authority said yesterday that the federal government would provide $50 million less than what the agency needs to provide rent vouchers for low-income residents this year, a gap that agency officials fear could hamper their ability to house the poorest tenants.
Tragic stories behind city blazes (, Jan 24, 2005)
In the first week of 2005, fires in New York City left a devastating casualty count. Seven people died as a result of fires, a troubling number in a city coming off a year with the fewest fire fatalities since 1918.
Will New York Get Inclusionary Zoning (Requiring Developers To Build Affordable Housing)? (, Jan 18, 2005)
A look at efforts to force developers to build affordable housing.
The Negative Effects Of "Deconcentrating" The Poor (Moving Them Out Of Their Neighborhoods) (, Jan 18, 2005)
A look at the destructive effect of urban renewal efforts that remove people from poor neighborhoods.
How The Fifth Avenue Co-Op Board Was Able To Destroy The Hawk's Nest (, Dec 11, 2004)
At the very least, the destruction of the nest built over many years by the red-tailed hawk known as Pale Male serves as reminder of an immutable force, perhaps peculiar to New York City: the power of a co-op board -- in this case the one at 927 Fifth Avenue.
Mat pulled out from homeless (, Dec 6, 2004)
Some 600 homeless families hoping for federal Section 8 housing subsidies just learned they have been moved off the waiting list. The city says they are being put into an ambitious program that Mayor Bloomberg says will cut homelessness by two-thirds over the next five years.
Builder pushes seniors housing plan (, Dec 6, 2004)
A major New York City developer of affordable housing is again pushing a controversial plan to build 105 apartments for low-income seniors on a municipal parking lot in the heart of downtown Stapleton.
A public-private answer to affordable housing (, Dec 6, 2004)
As federal funds to subsidize housing dwindle, a New York nonprofit pledges $1 billion to ease the squeeze.
King Of The Slumlords (, Nov 9, 2004)
Meet the king of the slumlords, Morris Piller. His empire of 29 residential buildings is riddled with an astounding 7,313 current housing code violations, according to city inspections performed this year.
Feds Gain New Access To Tenant Files (, Nov 9, 2004)
Public housing residents are being asked to open their personal records to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under new rules designed to curb fraud. Each year, residents must complete recertification forms documenting their family composition and earnings. Starting this summer, however, they have also been required to provide access to a host of information to help verify their income—including welfare, DMV, county clerk, and health department records
Homeless Protest Outside Bush Headquarters (, Nov 9, 2004)
“Twenty-five mayors in 25 different cities have addressed the issues of hunger and homelessness,” said Jean Rice, 65, who alternately lives in Penn and Grand Central Stations as well as on the E train. “I was wondering why this administration is not including homelessness in their platform.”
Strong Support For Bill Allowing Tenants Right To Buy "Opted-Out" Apartments (, Nov 9, 2004)
Hundreds of housing advocates mobbed City Hall yesterday in a show of support for a new bill that would allow tenants the right of first refusal to buy apartment buildings if landlords opt out of federal affordable housing programs. Under the bill, landlords of Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and other federally subsidized housing who want to opt out of the programs would have to first offer tenants the opportunity to buy their buildings at a price determined by an appraisal before attempting to sell them at market rates.
Reining in housing vouchers (, Oct 28, 2004)
New York at last takes steps to reform its dependency fostering public housing system.
In the zone: Broad coalition pushes for affordable housing requirement (, Oct 28, 2004)
As huge swaths of the city get rezoned for development, a growing group of tenants, housing advocates and city officials want to put affordable housing on the map.
Tick Tock: Homeless families face time limits (, Oct 28, 2004)
The city’s new rental subsidy for homeless adults and families got a lukewarm reaction last week from local media and advocates. While the proposal represents a potential infusion of $58 million, they noted, it also deprives the homeless of a longstanding safety net: Section 8. Unlike the federal subsidy, which is tied to income, the city’s new Housing Stability Plus voucher simply declines by 20 percent each year and ends entirely after five.
City shifts policy on homeless (, Oct 28, 2004)
Working poor will replace families in shelters as top priority for Section 8 vouchers, officials say.
Deadline looms for CO detector (, Oct 28, 2004)
The deaths of three Staten Islanders by carbon monoxide poisoning are a tragic reminder that property owners have less than two weeks to install lifesaving detectors.
NYC gets $1 billion for affordable housing (, Oct 28, 2004)
NEW YORK New York City has been given a one (B) billion dollar donation to help build affordable housing.
Housing Authority seeks detector pass (, Oct 28, 2004)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging all building owners to obey a new law requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors - but the city's biggest landlord, the Housing Authority, is getting a pass.
Bloomberg Reveals Details of Homelessness Plan (, Oct 6, 2004)
Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the details last week of his epic plan to slash homelessness by two-thirds over the next five years. While the effort hinges on the creation of 12,000 units of supportive housing, it includes a total of 60 new initiatives.
The Doorman Cometh; Dumbo's Fast Switch From Artists' Lofts to Luxury Apartments (, Jul 20, 2004)
On Thursday morning, Karlis Rekevics, a 40-year-old sculptor who works in giant slabs of cast plaster, picked up a sledgehammer and prepared to store his work in the only way he saw possible: in little, tiny pieces.
Stuck in Slum Hell (, Jul 20, 2004)
Norlyn Noble finally has the apartment of her dreams, on Macon St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with gleaming oak floors and brand-new fixtures.
Push to slow Mitchell-Lama Drain (, Jul 20, 2004)
The city hopes to stop owners of Mitchell-Lama buildings from taking their apartments to market rate by helping them refinance debt and make repairs, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.
Bayside Neighbors Disgusted With Overdevelopment In Area (, Jul 20, 2004)
“Enough is enough,” was the chant of over 30 Bayside residents on Friday night, who stood under umbrellas in heavy rain for nearly two hours to protest the planned demolition of two historic homes in their neighborhood.
A Plan to Help Homeless (, Jul 20, 2004)
In a major new policy push, Mayor Bloomberg vowed yesterday to cut the number of homeless in the city by two-thirds by 2009.
Bloomberg Cracks Down on Deadbeats (, Jul 2, 2004)
The mayor issued a letter to New York City employees saying he has "zero tolerance" for those who do not pay child support and that the city would use "any legal means necessary" to force payment.
Ad Campaign Curbed by Judge Who Says it Targets Children (, Jul 2, 2004)
Tobacco company Brown & Williamson was ordered by a New York judge to curb an ad campaign and recall 79,000 cartons of Kool cigarettes after New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer complained that the company targeted children as customers.
The Action Diet (, Jul 2, 2004)
With half of New York City children in public elementary schools obese or overweight, advocates are betting that by starting kids on a path of healthier habits, healthy living--eating well, exercising regularly--becomes a right, not a luxury.
Risky Business (, Jul 2, 2004)
According to a national health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention they're not cutting down on risky sex, weapons possession, cocaine, or drunk driving.
Diabetes Rates in City Kids Rise (, Jul 2, 2004)
The rates are rising disproportionately in urban areas and in African-American and Hispanic children.
Housing Subsidies for Poor Threatened (, Jun 7, 2004)
New York City is facing a shortfall of at least $55.5 million in federal housing subsidies this year because of a recent regulatory change affecting the government's primary housing program for poor Americans.
Blocking the Raze (, Jun 7, 2004)
For five years, Gregg Singer has been seeking to capitalize on the old CHARAS/El Bohio community center on East 9th Street in the East Village, which the developer bought for $3.15 million at a highly contested auction in 1998.
Goodbye, Columbus (, Jun 7, 2004)
I am wearing shorts, a tank top, and flip-flops. You will see why this is relevant.
THOMPSON'S CHOICE (, Jun 7, 2004)
Mayor Bloomberg wants to funnel affordable housing funds into the Javits Convention Center. Will the comptroller let it happen?
HUD'S "WORST CASES" REPORT (, Jun 7, 2004)
The gap between people who need affordable housing and the existing stock has widened, according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development report. HUD is supposed to report to Congress every two years on the nation’s “worst case housing needs”—or the number of renters who earn less than half the median income of their area, don’t get housing assistance and either pay more than half of their income to rent or live in slums.
Immigrant Voters Could Change Election Landscapes (, Jun 3, 2004)
A scattered movement growing across the country would buck decades of conventional wisdom and allow non-citizens the right to vote in local elections, a move that proponents say would give immigrants the ability to directly impact government in their communities.
Working and Poor in the USA (, Jun 2, 2004)
For generations, Americans shared a tacit understanding that if you worked hard, you could earn a livable income and provide basic security for yourself and your family. That promise has been broken. More than 30 million Americans--one in four workers--are stuck in low-wage jobs that do not provide the basics for a decent life.
Bootleg Cig Biz Red Hot (, Jun 1, 2004)
Officials acknowledged that a third of the city's smokers buy from bootleggers, the Internet or Indian reservations. The Daily News sent a crew of Columbia University journalism students to investigate. They found bootlegging thriving across the city, an underground economy that robs the city of tens of millions of dollars in revenue each year.
As Police Extend Use of DNA, a Smudge Could Trap a Thief (, Jun 1, 2004)
If New Yorkers whose homes are burglarized despair of ever seeing justice — much less their stereos and jewelry — they have good reason. Less than 20 percent of property crimes in the city are ever solved. That is partly because evidence and witnesses are hard to come by, and partly because the bulk of the manpower and money is devoted to catching violent criminals. DNA testing, for example, is routinely done only in homicides, rapes and the most serious assaults.
Crime Declines, but Union and Mayor Spar Over Data (, Jun 1, 2004)
The decline of overall serious crime in New York City, along with several other large cities, outpaced the crime rate in the nation as a whole in 2003, according to a Police Department analysis of F.B.I. statistics, prompting Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg yesterday to renew his boast that New York is the safest large city in the country.
In Age of Terror, Police Chief Rises (, Jun 1, 2004)
Last Tuesday, after the city's former police and fire commissioners endured hours of withering criticism from the commission charged with investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, the current police commissioner presented his views on how the city deals with current threats.
Pataki Backs Tunnel Under the East River (, May 11, 2004)
Gov. George E. Pataki threw his political weight yesterday behind a plan to dig a new tunnel under the East River as part of a $6 billion rail link from downtown to Kennedy Airport and points east along the Long Island Rail Road.
Gut Feelings (, May 11, 2004)
Paris got purified in 1971. Will New York regret moving its smelly old markets?
How Mayor Bloomberg's Business Pros Dribbled Their Marketing Mission (, May 10, 2004)
Tom Robbins has written recently [about controversies surrounding the mayor’s Snapple contracts and a new Bronx Meals on Wheels contract.
Housing Subsidies for Poor Threatened by Aid Cuts (, May 7, 2004)
New York City is facing a shortfall of at least $55.5 million in federal housing subsidies this year because of a recent regulatory change affecting the government's primary housing program for poor Americans.
Green Gets Real With Affordable Housing and Affordable Bills (, May 7, 2004)
John Rodriguez knew he was lucky when he qualified to buy a brand new, subsidized three-family house in the South Bronx for just $300,000. But his luck did not stop there. Mr. Rodriguez, who now shares a duplex with his brother and rents out two apartments in the house, said his hot water and heating bills for the whole house — 4,000 square feet — have averaged just $225 a month.
Probe Reveals Creative Ways New Yawkers Scam Affordable Housing (, May 7, 2004)
Some people are just dying to get a cheap New York City apartment. Twelve ghoulish scamsters masqueraded as dead people to snag New York City Housing Authority rentals, a six-month city Department of Investigation probe found.
HUD Gives $400 Million to NYC (, May 7, 2004)
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided New York City with more than $400 million to construct and rehabilitate low-income housing and to help house the homeless and people with AIDS.
With Drugs in Open, Elderly Live Behind Locks (, May 7, 2004)
What you expect at Harborview Terrace Houses, a public housing project for the old and disabled at 530 West 55th Street, are small moments in slow motion. A willowy woman equipped with a cane totters home with a small bag of frozen meals and a gossip magazine. A visiting attendant watches betrayal on the soaps with a woman in a wheelchair. At the senior center, two men work at a measured game of pool, a whoop rising as the nine ball dives into the corner pocket.
Subsidized Renters Getting The Boot (, May 7, 2004)
Landlords, tired of paperwork and hoping for cash-paying tenants, are beginning to evict renters who receive federal rent subsidies as leases come up for renewal.
Housing Hud-Ache (, May 7, 2004)
New federal regulations will cut $40 million from city's 2004 rental subsidies.
NY Landlord Battles Trans Discrimination Suit (, May 7, 2004)
A New York City landlord is trying to block the city's largest Hispanic HIV/AIDS group from suing it for refusing to allow trans patients to use gender appropriate washrooms.
Affordable Housing Is Advocated (, May 7, 2004)
More than 50 people gathered yesterday in Randall Manor to start a campaign to convince authorities and politicians that Staten Island is in dire need of more affordable rental housing, and that neglecting to build and maintain affordable units could be detrimental for borough residents' quality of life.
In Public Housing, it (, May 7, 2004)
For Shaleema Malave, a resident of the Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the letter arrived unexpectedly about two weeks ago, and it read like a kind of draft notice.
Staten Island Row Houses To Be Demolished (, May 7, 2004)
The New York City Housing Authority plans to demolish 360 low-rise row houses in Staten Island and redevelop the area with a mix of affordable housing units.
City Lit (, Jul 9, 2003)
Assessing two decades of research and activism. Reckoning with Homelessness.
Housing: the Next Generation (, Apr 11, 2003)
Mayor Bloomberg has big plans for how we’ll live tomorrow. He’s counting on the real estate market to make it happen. Could this be the end of affordable housing as we know it.
City Looks to Slam Door on Property Tax Rip-Offs (, Feb 27, 2003)
A year after 18 assessors were charged in the biggest tax ripoff in city history, officials are about to unveil a major overhaul of the easily corruptible property assessment system. Daily News.
Homeowners May Face Another Property Tax Increase (, Feb 27, 2003)
Unless city officials appeal to state lawmakers for relief, New York City homeowners will receive tax bills this June 12% higher on average than their December bills - and a whopping 37% higher than last June's. Daily News.
State of the Homeless 2003 [pdf] (, Feb 20, 2003)
From Coalition for the Homeless.
Homeless Sought Shelter During Blizzard (, Feb 18, 2003)
Nearly 8,300 people went to city shelters during the blizzard, and 570 more beds were available, officials said. Daily News.
Chill Packing Shelters (, Feb 13, 2003)
During January’s cold spell, the Daily News reports, the shelter population for single men and women hit 8,212, the highest since January 1991.
NYC Mayor (, Feb 13, 2003)
The announcement from the mayor’s office.
City Deal Ends Tug of War Over Homeless (, Feb 12, 2003)
Under the agreement, homeless families can be evicted from the shelter system if they refuse permanent housing, the News says.
The State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods, 2002 (, Dec 18, 2002)
By the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at the New York University School of Law.
Mortgage Rates Drop, Ending a Three-Week Rise (, Dec 12, 2002)
Article on bankrate.com discusses mortgage interest rates volatility.
Mayor Bloomberg's Housing Plan (, Dec 10, 2002)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $3 billion plan to create and preserve more than 65,000 homes and apartments in neighborhoods over the next five years. Approximately 25,000 new housing units would be built and an additional 38,000 would be preserved in existing buildings. The mayor also called for new ways to streamline the city's zoning and construction regulations to encourage housing construction. Read a transcript of the mayor's speech.