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Landlords Lose Fight Against Rent Protections, Hotel Chelsea’s Latest Tenant Battle, and Other News

Here’s what’s going on around town this week.

City Hall Park Is Still Under Lockdown, the MTA Has a Man Cave, and Other News

Here’s what’s going on around town this week.

Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Is Crumbling

A judge’s ruling is the latest bad news for the mayor.

NYC Delays In-Person Learning (Again) for Most Public-School Students, Sky-High Yoga, and Other News

Here’s some of what happened around town this week.

Bloomberg Keeps ‘Tribute in Light’ Shining Through the Pandemic, Cops Save Opossum, and Other News

Here’s some of what happened around town this week.

Rents Are Down in Manhattan, But Up in Neighborhoods Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Yes, it’s a good time to get a deal in Manhattan. But in areas hardest-hit by COVID-19, rents are actually going up.

Century 21, the Beloved Fashion Discount House, Is Closing

New Yorkers mourn the loss of "our closet."

A Sidewalk ‘Sleep-Out’ in Support of the Homeless on the UWS, Weed-Eating Goats, Fairy Doors in Queens, and Other News

Here’s some of what happened around town this week.

What’s the Trump Eviction Moratorium All About?

A broadly popular, if calculated, new policy and how it will work.

That Infamous Trio of Two Bridges Megatowers Inches Toward Construction

Three new luxury skyscrapers — one set to be 100 stories tall — got the go-ahead from an appeals court, but two more lawsuits are pending.

Community Gardens As Classrooms, Love on the Gowanus Canal, and Other News

Here’s everything that’s been happening around the city this week.

Upper West Side Anti-Homeless NIMBYs Raise Money, Threaten to Go to Court

One group has hired Giuliani–crony Randy Mastro, and the Legal Aid Society threatened to sue the city if the homeless are moved out.

Unless the State Intervenes, New York’s ‘Eviction Floodgates’ Will Open on October 1

"We’re going to have to muster the political will to dream big on our solutions."

Broker Fees Just Won’t Go Away, the Rat Epidemic, and Other News

Here’s everything else that’s been happening around the city this week.

As New York Hurtles Toward an Eviction Crisis, These Are the Tenants Most at Risk

Just six weeks to go before the first 14,500 get the boot. Thousands more are right behind them, unable to pay their rent.

The Retail Apocalypse, Multi-Mansion Compounds, and Other News 

Here’s everything else that’s been happening around the city this week.

These Are The Protections New Yorkers Have From Eviction

Evictions are on hold in New York at least until October 1.

What’s Really Happening at Homeless Shelters on the Upper West Side

Contrary to what tabloid stories might have you believe, many neighbors welcome the homeless residents staying in hotels temporarily.

New York Renters Cannot Be Evicted Until at Least October

New court guidance gives residential tenants a two month reprieve from eviction.

A New Yorker’s Guide to Renegotiating Rent

Everything you need to know about renegotiating the terms of your lease as demand for NYC rentals plummets and new listings flood the market.

New York’s Hurricane Dilemma: Shelter From COVID-19 or a Storm

Isaias is no Sandy. But how do you keep a superstorm from being a super-spreader event?

New York’s Emergency Rent Relief Program Is a Mess

Technology and linguistic barriers are emerging that may make the rental aid inaccessible to those who need it most.

Court Quashes Push for Racial Equity in NYC Neighborhood Planning

The city’s embattled 2018 rezoning of Inwood will now move forward.

Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening

Here’s what you need to know during the novel coronavirus outbreak in New York City, from mass transit provisions to major closures.

The Ins and Outs of Applying for New York Rent Relief

The application period has been extended through August 6.

Congestion Pricing Delayed As New Car Owners Threaten to Slow New York to a Crawl

The tolling system won’t be up and running for "roughly a year."

Little Clarity and More Fear for New York City Tenants on The Brink of Eviction

"I lost my dad, my best friend, and the person who paid our rent."

It’s Easier Than Ever to Find a Short-Term Rental in NYC

Flexible leases have surged to accommodate uncertainty.  

What NYC renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

Your questions about renting during the coronavirus pandemic, answered.

What It’s Like to Not Pay Rent, According to Striking Tenants

Inside a rent strike in the Bronx.

Coronavirus and Extreme Heat Are ‘on a Collision Course’ as NYC Summer Begins

Among the initiatives to combat extreme heat, the de Blasio administration launched a program to provide free air conditioners to vulnerable New Yorkers.

New York Housing Courts Reopen to Confusion and Protests

"I feel like I’m on the edge of a cliff, and I’m just waiting for a push to send me over."

Here’s how NYC plans to keep New Yorkers cool this summer

Spacious cooling centers, misting oases, open hydrants, and more.

American Museum of Natural History to Remove Racist Theodore Roosevelt Statue

NYC activists have long called for the removal of the monument.

This Lawsuit Could Change How NYC Plans Neighborhoods

"If we don’t have planning that is focused on racial equity, it’s essentially complicit in segregation."

Manhattan Apartment Deals Plummet 80 Percent in May

Newly signed contracts nosedived in the borough last month.

Nearly 1 Million NYC Rent-Stabilized Apartments Get Rent Freeze

After three years of increases, the city’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to approve a rent freeze for one-year leases.

Homeless New Yorkers in Shelters Face Higher Coronavirus Death Rate

Thousands of New Yorkers sleeping in shelters face a disproportionately high mortality rate during the pandemic, according to a Coalition for the Homeless report.

The Plan to Reopen New York City’s Real-Estate Industry

Here’s how the industry is preparing to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.