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City Issues Subpoena For Information On Airbnb Listings In NYC

City Issues Subpoena For Information On Airbnb Listings In NYC

(Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday announced that the city had issued a subpoena against the home-sharing giant Airbnb, demanding information on approximately 20,000 Airbnb listings in New York City, saying that...

Community Board Votes Tonight On Affordable Housing Project That Would Replace Elizabeth Street Garden

Community Board Votes Tonight On Affordable Housing Project That Would Replace Elizabeth Street Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Street Garden) A city-backed plan to build senior affordable housing at the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden, a beloved community garden in Nolita, is expected to be voted...

After Years Of Frustration, Loft Law Advocates Have High Hopes For Reform

After Years Of Frustration, Loft Law Advocates Have High Hopes For Reform

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson addressed a crowd of loft activists at a rally on Thursday in Williamsburg. (Photo by Ben Roberts) For the first time in two years, city loft renters living illegally in industrial...

As De Blasio Touts Affordable Housing Milestone, Critics Says He's Failing The Poorest New Yorkers

As De Blasio Touts Affordable Housing Milestone, Critics Says He's Failing The Poorest New Yorkers

Mayor Bill de Blasio makes remarks on new affordable housing numbers at Tres Puentes in the Bronx on Wednesday, January 16, 2017. (Photo from NYCMayorOffice Flickr stream) In what is becoming an annual victory lap, Mayor...

Study Shows How Weakened Rent Laws Cost NYC More Than 150,000 Rent-Regulated Apartments

Study Shows How Weakened Rent Laws Cost NYC More Than 150,000 Rent-Regulated Apartments

A protest in NYC in November demanding greater protections for tenants. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) One of the truisms of modern "Rent Is Too Damn High" New York City is that rent-stabilized apartments are all but...

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

The Tryon Public House on Broadway off Dyckman Street sits at the south end of the Inwood rezoning district. (Sharese Ann Frederick / Flickr) When the de Blasio administration carried out its rezoning of Inwood earlier...

NYCHA Took Its Sweet Time Clearing These Trash Mountains From A Bronx Public Housing Complex

NYCHA Took Its Sweet Time Clearing These Trash Mountains From A Bronx Public Housing Complex

Residents of the Sotomayor Houses in the Bronx spent the holidays with towering piles of trash mounting outside their doors, a reeking mess NYCHA failed to clear until the borough president tweeted at the agency on Sunday.

Report: Losing A Fraction Of NYCHA Housing Would Cause 'Permanent Damage' To NYC

Report: Losing A Fraction Of NYCHA Housing Would Cause 'Permanent Damage' To NYC

The Polo Grounds NYCHA towers in Harlem. (David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) Judging from press reports and court filings that catalog leaky ceilings, poisonous paint, and cat-sized vermin, it can seem as though NYCHA is beyond...

Plan To Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Affordable Housing Moves Forward

Plan To Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Affordable Housing Moves Forward

(Carl Boisrond / Gothamist) The plan to replace a popular community garden in Nolita with more than 100 “deeply affordable” apartments for senior citizens has taken a major step forward. “The Haven Green Senior Housing Development...

Report: Affordable Apartments Headed For Extinction

Report: Affordable Apartments Headed For Extinction

(Chris Neuman/Flickr) Correction: The Comptroller's Office reported Wednesday evening that it made a "calculation error" in its original report, which stated that the city lost 1.069 million units renting for less than $900 per month between...

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Rivington House represents one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's biggest black eyes. A year ago, de Blasio admitted to Lower East Side residents that his administration's role in turning the nursing home...

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the progress in his affordable housing initiative last month (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014 in a city reeling from a housing crisis....

Controversial Inwood Rezoning Poised To Remake An Anxious Neighborhood

Controversial Inwood Rezoning Poised To Remake An Anxious Neighborhood

Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, who represents Inwood and Washington Heights (Gaby Del Valle / Gothamist) On July 28th, at an event called "Block Party for a Just Rezoning" Inwood resident Alex Ortega approached City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez,...

City Council Begins Process To Rezone Inwood

City Council Begins Process To Rezone Inwood

Protesters outside City Hall this morning before the votes (Lylla Younes / Gothamist) After three years of rancorous debate and protest from local residents, the City Council is now poised to approve the de Blasio administration’s...

NYCHA Desperately Needs $32 Billion In Repairs

NYCHA Desperately Needs $32 Billion In Repairs

Polo Grounds in Washington Heights (David Delgado / Gothamist) After a federal investigation recently revealed systemic neglect and misconduct in New York City's Housing Authority, the City agreed to pay an additional $2 billion over the...

Interactive Map Shows Median Rent Near Every NYC Subway Stop

Interactive Map Shows Median Rent Near Every NYC Subway Stop

(via RentHop) As the luxury construction boom has given way to rising vacancy rates and ample concessions at some of New York's poshest buildings, the city has a whole has begun to experience a slight slide...

Report: Airbnb Responsible For Almost 10% Of NYC Rent Increase

Report: Airbnb Responsible For Almost 10% Of NYC Rent Increase

Photograph by Stefan Georgi / Flickr A new study from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer claims that Airbnb is "responsible for nearly 10 percent of citywide rental increase between 2009 and 2016." Further, his office claims that...

What Happens When The 'Necessary Evil' Preventing Homelessness Falls Apart?

What Happens When The 'Necessary Evil' Preventing Homelessness Falls Apart?

Siobhan sits on a couch in the three-quarter house where she lives in Jamaica, Queens. (Clarissa Sosin / Gothamist) When Siobhan lost her job and apartment, she began struggling with depression and alcohol abuse. “Siobhan” is...

Over 200 Affordable Apartments Near The Manhattan Bridge Are Up For Grabs...If You Win The Lottery

Over 200 Affordable Apartments Near The Manhattan Bridge Are Up For Grabs...If You Win The Lottery

Oooh wavy. (via Extell) The city's housing lottery, which should really be called the housing jack squattery because that's all I ever win from it, is back with an enticing new offer for anyone who manages...

Survey: The Rent Is Too Damn High Nationwide

Survey: The Rent Is Too Damn High Nationwide

(Gothamist) In what is probably not a surprise to any New York renter, almost twenty percent of respondents said they struggled to make monthly rent payments in a survey published by Apartment List. 18 percent of...

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a planned expansion of his affordable housing plan, which will now preserve or create 300,000 units. (Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio is expanding his controversial affordable housing plan, with the...

Frustrated New Yorkers Converge On City Hall To Demand Deeper Affordable Housing

Frustrated New Yorkers Converge On City Hall To Demand Deeper Affordable Housing

Marchers brave the rain outside City Hall on Monday afternoon. (courtesy Metro AIF-NYC) Thousands of low-income New Yorkers, including frustrated public housing residents and members of the clergy, rallied outside of City Hall this afternoon to...

Report: More Rich People Are Choosing To Rent, While Affordable NYC Apartments Become More Scarce

Report: More Rich People Are Choosing To Rent, While Affordable NYC Apartments Become More Scarce

An $80K/month apartment on Park Avenue. (Corcoran Group) More people in cities across the country are renting, rather than buying, their households, including the well-educated, high-earning, and gainfully employed—at least some of whom probably even have...

Lottery Now Open For $931/Month 1-Bedroom Apartment In Chelsea

Lottery Now Open For $931/Month 1-Bedroom Apartment In Chelsea

If you won the lottery, you'd be home by now. This home, specifically. (via CityRealty) The housing lottery, known around here as the housing jack squattery because that's all I ever win from it, is back...

Study Shows Where NYers Need Affordable Housing Most

Study Shows Where NYers Need Affordable Housing Most

Some of the affordable housing that a new analysis says isn't doing enough. (Courtesy SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations) A new analysis of Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing program claims that the lion's share...

Bad Landlords Poised To Profit On De Blasio Plan To Turn Rent-Stabilized Buildings Into Long-Term Homeless Shelters

Bad Landlords Poised To Profit On De Blasio Plan To Turn Rent-Stabilized Buildings Into Long-Term Homeless Shelters

Mayor de Blasio and city homelessness Commissioner Steven Banks (Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office) The Department of Homeless Services is quietly finalizing more than $98 million in contracts that would turn five apartment buildings currently part of the...

Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists

Hotel Industry Releases Attack Ad Accusing Airbnb Of Enabling Terrorists

The ongoing salvo between the New York City hotel industry and Airbnb has moved beyond the standard, documented grievances—like the company's alleged roles in diminishing the housing stock, contributing to gentrification, enabling racism—and into dark new territory,...

Cuomo's New Affordable Housing Program Ditches Community Preferences

Cuomo's New Affordable Housing Program Ditches Community Preferences

(Alliance for Tenant Power) New York State's replacement for the 421-a tax credit, a re-branded version of the program named Affordable New York, won't include any units set aside for local residents, the homeless, New York...

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Still Falls Short For Poorest NYers

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Still Falls Short For Poorest NYers

Below-market-rate housing adjacent to the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn, one of Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York projects. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Department of Housing Preservation And Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer celebrated the latest milestone...

A $589/Month Williamsburg One-Bedroom Could Be Yours...If You Win The Lottery

A $589/Month Williamsburg One-Bedroom Could Be Yours...If You Win The Lottery

33 Ten Eyck Street, which could be your new home if you get really really lucky. (HPD) The housing lottery, which as I've gone over before should really be called the housing jack squattery because that's...

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