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City Councilmembers Stephen Levin, Annabel Palma and Jumaane Williams sharply criticized the city's plan to tighten eligibility requirement for homeless adults to gain access to the city's
"I'm paying over 71 percent of my check toward rent. A lot of times I struggle to make it to a medical appointment because I don't have transportation money," said
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Tenants rallied for stricter rent laws last month.
On Monday Sen. Bill Perkins and Assemblymember
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Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg created a firestorm when he told reporters, "There aren't many panhandlers left" on the subways.
Bloomberg expanded on this the
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At midnight on June 15 the state's rent laws, which keep thousands of apartments across the city affordable, will expire.
Tenant advocates didn't want to be here. They
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In his various runs for public office, Jimmy McMillan has famously declared the rent "is too damned high." But, with rent regulation set to expire this year,
One of the buildings that made the city's list in 2009.
Taking aim at the city's worst landlords, the City Council expanded a housing program Wednesday that forces property owners to
Christine Nieves clung to a child-sized coat slung over her chest just outside of the Auburn Family Shelter.
It was one of the first December days where a conversation would
Photo (cc) 2010 Courtney Gross. HPD Commissioner Rafael Cestero, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Gale Brewer announce new legislation Tuesday.
Clutching a sign splashed with the slogan, "No More Asthma,"
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In his third and last term, Mayor Ed Koch, shown here at a parade in Brooklyn in the mid 1980s, focused on finding ways to build