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‘What If We’re Next?’ Tenants Fire Up Heaters in Frigid Building Owned by Twin Parks Landlord

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 […]

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NYC Basement Apartment Storm Deaths Renew Housing Advocates’ Calls for Legalization

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 […]

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Eviction Moratorium Exception: Nearly 100 Basement Apartments Hit With Vacate Orders During Pandemic

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 […]

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Owners of Chelsea Hotel Harassed Tenants During Renovations, NYC Alleges

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 […]

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Mayor’s Affordable Housing Program Struggles to Integrate New Yorkers by Income

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 […]