Housing

A court-ordered timeline for fixing boilers and elevators and eliminating toxins and pests is imperiled by a gigantic deficit in rental revenue, says the housing authority.
Housing officials say that landlords registered 38,000 vacant units so far this year, down from the 60,000 reported in 2021. Landlords are still pressing for an end to restrictions they say keep apartments offline.
Testimony and a new report highlight how rent-regulated apartments are disappearing thanks to creative combining of units. The state is weighing rule changes that aim to end the practice.
For 20 years, Clarissa Crader has done everything in her power to get Justin Campbell care for his schizophrenia. He just got off probation after beating an elderly man. Now what?
Tax abatements, tenant vouchers and zoning overrides are just some of the tools the newly elected governor could deploy.
Eviction case sought to remove tenants from luxury 429 E. 52nd St. after complaints of “motorcycles” ridden and parked in halls. City Council is now considering bills to prevent destructive lithium-ion battery fires.
Permits for more than 58,000 apartments show rush to secure lucrative 421-a benefit ahead of state law’s June expiration.
Millions are still in dispute between builders and the city’s construction agency, after federal funds to fix homes dried up.
Since THE CITY’s finding that last year some 89,000 rent-stabilized units were empty, tenants and elected officials have been taking to the streets.
The lab responsible for Riis Houses chaos handled Legionnaires’ disease testing at 11 public housing complexes. All of its work is now getting reexamined — with no notice to tenants.
Gleaming new high-rise towers, built to the latest standards, stand alongside older family homes, badly in need of retrofitting. Climate change puts both at risk — although on starkly different timetables.
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Over 17,000 tenants did not have legal counsel in Housing Court cases brought by their landlords this year, new state numbers show.
Residents say they fear more pollution in an area that was hit hard by 9/11 and COVID-19 and are demanding a new environmental assessment that factors in the pandemic.
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.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office contends six developers ‘fraudulently obtained’ more than $1 million in tax credits aimed at boosting affordable housing.
The number of empty regulated apartments nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021, a state memo obtained by THE CITY shows.
A visit to the apartment of one tenant shows how problems that aren’t solved in a timely fashion only get worse.
On Thursday, the Department of Buildings released a series of draft rules that regulate how property owners are able to comply with Local Law 97.
While dozens of families have been successfully relocated to new housing, one survivor says she was forced out of her hotel after the city couldn’t match her previous apartment.
In his latest settlement with the AG’s office, Joel Wiener of the Pinnacle Group admitted he failed to disclose the need for major gas pipe repairs when selling formerly rent-stabilized apartments.
While migrants often say their long journey to the United States has been worthwhile, adapting to the city is still an uphill battle.