Housing

Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
The governor, with Mayor Eric Adams’ support, wants to help build hundreds of thousands more homes. Getting her controversial plans through the polarized state legislature will be a big test of her power.
Minneapolis-based public housing poobah’s $258,000 job will become a volunteer post, as NYC Housing Authority struggles with basic maintenance.
Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.
The governor’s most politically charged proposal would address housing supply in New York City’s suburbs, while specifics on tax breaks for developers remain elusive.
A handful of private buildings are responsible for a vastly outsized share of heat complaints, according to a new report from the city comptroller’s office.
A lack of heat is illegal in the winter, according to city law. But tenants have to take action to push their landlord to crank up the temperature.
Josefa Bonet of Manhattan’s Riis Houses had four times the normal level of arsenic in her system when she died.
Three years after a 2019 overhaul was supposed to stop landlords from removing most apartments from rent stabilization, thousands are left unaccounted for.
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The drop in rental income appears to imperil NYCHA’s ability to perform repairs to aging properties as required by a recent agreement with the feds.
Chilly residents of one Baruch building are also dealing with holes in the wall and leaks in the ceiling that get plastered over, but not fixed.
Deadly fires at apartment buildings are leading property managers to confront their apparent cause: e-bike batteries.
City planners look to create as many as 6,000 new apartments near future Metro-North stations, among 50,000 homes to come.
“Those that are expecting an improvement in affordability will be disappointed” says Douglas Elliman analyst Jonathan Miller.
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.
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