Adolfo Carrión once paid a hefty ethics fine over “free” architectural services arranged by developer Peter Fine. Now Fine has hired lobbyists to seek Carrión’s help for his Bronx development.
Roughly 1 in 10 rent-regulated apartments were vacant in 2021, Census survey data reveals — far more than the 61,000 vacancies landlords reported to the state.
Tenants at Stratford Tower in Soundview absorbed the news of the deadly fire at Twin Parks Northwest two miles away in The Bronx with dread and alarm. Their building shares the same owners, Camber Property Group and Belveron Partners, as part of the same state affordable housing program, known as Mitchell Lama. Stratford tenants had […]
Additional reporting by Will Welch and Eileen Grench The majority of the at least 13 New Yorkers killed in Wednesday’s historic storm had one tragic thing in common: They were trapped in flooded basement apartments. The day after the remnants of Hurricane Ida pounded New York, housing advocates and a handful of elected officials swiftly […]
Even as a pandemic eviction moratorium shields many New Yorkers, the city’s housing agency has ejected scores of tenants from basement apartments and other unauthorized dwellings, records show. Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspectors issued 95 vacate orders for illegal occupancy between March and October of this year. Advocates say that the tenants living […]
Housing advocates across the city say some building owners are trying to make illegal end-runs around the pandemic-spurred evictions freeze.
Nemo and Mickey, a pair of miniature beagles on the code enforcement team at the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, have sniffed out bedbugs since they were puppies, protecting the city from blood-sucking insects one apartment at a time. But the dogs are aging and inching toward retirement: Nemo is 10 and Mickey […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Unsafe conditions inside the historic Chelsea Hotel, caused by years of renovations, amounted to tenant harassment, city attorneys argued in a Manhattan courtroom Monday. During a city administrative hearing in a case against hotel […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The shrill squeaking begins in Junie Harrington’s apartment early each morning, persisting through the day and late into the evening. The unsettling sound is the siren call of the rotating cast of rats that’s […]
Additional reporting by Graphics By Will Welch and Ann Choi Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A new City Hall push to break down barriers preventing low-income New Yorkers from living in neighborhoods throughout the city highlights an “obligation to […]