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Tenants Pressured to Pay Cash Up Front Despite New Rent Law’s Limits

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. New York’s new rent law, signed in June, bars landlords from collecting more than one month’s security deposit from prospective tenants. But that hasn’t stopped brokers and property owners from demanding larger sums from […]

Posted inHousing

Pols Draft Proposal to Fine Brokers, Landlords Who Flout New Rent Laws

A pair of state lawmakers plan to introduce a bill to “impose hefty fines” against landlords and brokers who don’t follow New York’s newly enacted rent laws. Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal said Thursday she and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein (both D-Manhattan) are drafting a measure to boost compliance with the overhaul. The move came after THE CITY […]

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Long-Delayed Development at Hell’s Kitchen NYCHA Site Pulled After 14 Years

The New York City Housing Authority has shelved an embattled 14-year-old proposal for an affordable housing development next to a Hell’s Kitchen public housing complex, THE CITY has learned. Plans to develop affordable apartments on the site of the Harborview Terrace parking lot first took shape in 2005 as a concession to the community in […]