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A Harlem Voice For Tenants In Albany?

Feb 13, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Assemblyman Keith Wright has resided at the same apartment at the storied Riverton Houses in Harlem for all of his 58 years. “Not many people can say


Who Will Live In Bloomberg's Micro-Apartments?

Jan 21, 2013

  NEW YORK — Nicole Guzzardi's first experience living in Manhattan was, to say the least, cramped. She had gotten herself a sub-300-square-foot studio in the Lower East Side, but space was


NY tenant groups gear up for another round

May 29, 2012

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted it as “the greatest strengthening of rent laws in decades” when the state Legislature approved a package of bills last year that renewed the city’s rent


Council Acts on Foreclosures

Feb 02, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste First your heat is turned off. Then the leaks start. Mold is growing and harmful lead paint begins to peel. Countless calls to the landlord go unreturned,