Monthly Archives: September 2016

Displacement Map?

An interactive map showing the percentage of units deregulated in every building since 2007; the number of building permits issued for each building since 2013; and buildings purchased in 2015 for more than the average price per unit in a … Continue reading

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Squeeze

The City Council, Wednesday, passed legislation requiring residential building owners to allow bicycles in elevators, and to allow foldable bicycles in commercial and residential building elevators. The bills, which do not address space or safety concerns raised by the industry, … Continue reading

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No Small Area Fair Market Rents, For Now

HUD has issued new 2017 Fair Market Rents, effective October 1st. The maximums are about a 4% increase over 2016: $1352 for a studio, $1419 for a one bedroom, $1637 for a two bedroom, $2101 for a three and $2267 … Continue reading

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Lawyers Reduce Evictions, Or Maybe It’s The Economy…

Mayor de Blasio, this week, bragged that increased City spending had increased the number of tenants represented by lawyers in Housing Court from 1% in 2013 to 27% in 2015. The report he based the claim on, however, also noted … Continue reading

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