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

With the de Blasio administration’s basement conversion pilot program stalled, tenants whose homes were just devastated by Hurricane Ida could be evicted just for seeking help.

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

Enforcement against illegal dwellings is pushing out tenants, many of them immigrants, just when sheltering at home has become urgent.

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Tenants of Fort Greene Brownstone Commune Charge Landlord Harassment

A resident was allegedly forced out of their room — one of two purported attempted lockouts there this month. Housing advocates across the city say some building owners are trying to make illegal end-runs around the pandemic-spurred evictions freeze.

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NYC’s Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs Prepare for Retirement

After long, distinguished careers as public servants, Nemo and Mickey eye their greener pastures as the city’s housing inspectors begin a search for their replacements.

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Owners of Chelsea Hotel Harassed Tenants During Renovations, NYC Alleges

Landlords at the cultural landmark asked the city for permission to continue work that tenants say is causing dangerous conditions inside.

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Landlord of Crumbling Bronx Buildings Owes City $12.6M

The city’s freezing of the Third Party Transfer program — which would let a new owner take over — has complicated things, tenant advocates say.

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

Our analysis shows most new affordable housing is concentrated in poorest neighborhoods. Meanwhile, middle-income apartments go to wealthier areas.

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Another ‘Worst Landlord’ Nod for Troubled Housing Group

Tenants and contractor say Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp. owes them big money as it sells buildings through bankruptcy.

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Housing Bias Fight Carries on Case by Case While Citywide Response Waits

"Where We Live NYC" project to fight racial and other discrimination approaches its second anniversary, while results are still under wraps.

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Bronx Logs Most Heat and Hot Water Complaints of Any Borough

With cold weather approaching, some tenants in the borough say they’re bracing for another chilly season of calls to 311.


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City Task Force to Take Fresh Look at Feared Foreclosure Program

Housing agency forms advisory group to "modernize" controversial Third Party Transfer, as Council readies tough questions for officials.