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Tenants of Manhattan Complex Irate Over Mid-Lease Rent Hikes

Tenants of a New York City apartment complex are fuming after its owner raised their rents -- some by more than $1,000 a month -- in the middle of their leases, WABC-TV in New York reported. Residents of the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village complex on the east side of Manhattan got the surprise rent hikes when... Continue Reading »

Woman, 62, Adopted by Man, 85, Fights Eviction From His Apartment

A woman meets an elderly man, moves in with him, and inherits his rent-controlled New York apartment -- except 62-year-old Pamela Becker was not 85-year-old Nicholas DeTommaso's wife or lover. Just weeks before DeTommaso died, he adopted Becker -- as his daughter. According to the New York Post, DeTommaso (pictured with... Continue Reading »

Rent Control: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear NYC Case

The U. S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal contending that New York City's rent control laws are unconstitutional. James and Jeanne Harmon, who own a five-story brownstone building on Manhattan's Upper West Side (pictured at left), had their case rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in... Continue Reading »

Faye Dunaway Leaves Apartment Amid Rent Lawsuit

Never mind the fact that Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway is in a legal dispute with her New York landlord -- the real scoop is that a celebrity of her caliber was paying peanuts for a one-bedroom walk-up on the Upper East Side. The New York Times reported that the 70-year-old star, who made a name for herself in such... Continue Reading »

Rent Stabilized Apartments: A Dying Breed?

Perhaps you've visited a friend's apartment and looked around thinking, "I had no idea Insert-Friend's-Name was a bazillionaire!" But there, in a to-die-for two bedroom in the best neighborhood in one of the most expensive cities in America, how could you think anything less? That is, until they utter the words, "It's rent... Continue Reading »

New York's Stuy Town Tenants Keep Cheap Rent

Thanks to a court ruling last October, about 4,400 renters at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village (Stuy Town) got to pay lower rent and an agreement last week will keep that break in place at least through December. The court had ruled that the owners of Stuy Town - Tishman Speyer and Blackrock Realty - had illegally... Continue Reading »

Rent Hike for New Yorkers; Affordable Housing for Artists

This week brought sobering news for rent-stabilized tenants, a dash of hope for broke artists in the form of affordable housing, and more places to rent, in the future, in Brooklyn's Red Hook. The Rent Guidelines Board -- a nine-person panel that dictates what goes down (or up) in New York's rent-stabilized housing --... Continue Reading »

Millionaire's Cheap Rent for a Park Ave Penthouse

A new lawsuit filed by an unhappy Park Avenue resident with a seemingly charmed life has us wondering: how many millionaires have fantastic rental deals? Or, more to the point, how many of us have a grandfather who will leave us with a deluxe duplex? It's hard to say since people in New York City with cheap rents,... Continue Reading »

Terrible Idea: Trump Eyes Stuy Town

Can Donald Trump handle Stuy Town? The real estate mogul, known for his glitzy towers, is mulling a bid for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, the sprawling New York City apartment complexes that were seized by creditors last week. "People have asked us if we would get involved in running it or buying it," Trump... Continue Reading »

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