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KUSHNER HAD TO KNOW UNITS WERE STABILIZED

Brooklyn Heights Tenants Sue Kushner Co. For Allegedly Hiding Rent-Stabilized Status BY DAVID COLON IN NEWS ON AUG 16, 2017 10:48 AM Inside 89 Hicks Street. ( Kushner Companies ) A group of tenants in ...
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WEST VILLAGE BUILDING RESTORED TO REGULATED STATUS

Rudd Realty agrees to bring West Village apartments back into rent stabilization Following a J-51 lawsuit, the company will also refund tenants' rent overcharges By Will Parker | 28 Bedford Street ...
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LANDLORD WRONGFULLY HIKED RENT

Many Sunnyside and Woodside tenants bilked by Bronstein Properties, lawsuit claims illegal rent hikes 42-09 47th Avenue July 31, By Jason Cohen Nearly 70 tenants—many of whom live in Sunnyside ...
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BEDFORD STREET TENANTS SUE RUDD

West Village tenants sue Rudd Realty for alleged J-51-related rent overcharges 29 apartments at 28 Bedford Street have been illegally deregulated, plaintiffs allege By Will Parker | June 22, 2017 ...
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THEY'VE HUNG US OUT TO DRY!

Dozens Of Tenants Sue Big-Time Landlord Over Alleged Systematic Illegal Rent Increases BY NATHAN TEMPEY IN NEWS ON APR 19, 2017 1:35 PM 701 West 177th Street, a Washington Heights building owned by ...
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TRUMP VILLAGE NEEDS TO PAY UP MORE

Trump Village Loses Utility Claim Trump Village at 2940 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. Image Credit: GoogleMaps. Residents of Trump Village challenged size of rent reduction when Trump Village switched to ...
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WHY THE PUBLIC HOUSING CONSTRUCTION DELAYS?

Audit Finds Construction Delays in Public Housing Program Across New York State Problems with the administration of the public housing modernization program run by New York State Homes and Community ...
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THE GOOD NEPHEW

After his relative passed away, the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal awarded Jerome C. succession rights to his aunt’s rent-controlled apartment. When the landlord ...
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TENANTS RISING

Friends, Too often, landlords in New York City get away with subjecting tenants to horrible living conditions by ignoring necessary building maintenance and constantly violating housing laws. ...
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ANDREW GIVES MONEY TO WESTCHESTER

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.1 Million in Federal Community Development Grants Available Competitively to Westchester Communities Local Governments Have Access to HUD Funding For First Time Since 2010 ...
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HEATED DEBATE?

Sol Goldman Investments LLC, owner of a two-building apartment complex, submitted an application for a $537,358.33 major capital improvement rent-increase to the New York State Division of Housing and ...
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IF RENT REGULATIONS EXPIRE, DON'T PANIC

Rent regulated units make up 47% of New York City’s housing stock, and unless the state legislature passes new legislation, the laws that protect them expire on Monday, June 15. Renewing and ...
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NO REST FROM THE LAW

Because Lillie R. filed her Petition for Administrative Review (PAR) more than 35 days after a rent-overcharge order issued, the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal found her ...
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NO MORE LUXURY APARTMENTS?

MAYOR DE BLASIO CALLS FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS De Blasio: End vacancy decontrol, eliminate vacancy bonus, make improvement rent increases temporary instead of permanent Affordable housing for more than ...
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EXTENDING RENT REGULATION

Council Committee Holds Hearing on Rent Stabilization Extension Council Member Jumaane D. Williams hears testimony on strengthening rent regulation laws. Image credit: William Alatriste/New York City ...
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CALL THE TENANT HARASSMENT PROTECTION TASK FORCE

Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Bill De Blasio Join Forces To Combat Landlord Harassment Of Tenants Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force Will Protect Tenants Against Displacement, Confront ...
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ONLY 9,363 UNITS?

Governor Announces $7.3 Million in New Funding Awards House NY Commitment on Track to Reach More Than 14,300 Affordable Housing Units By 2018 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that New York ...
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TENANT COMPLAINTS TAKE TOO LONG

DiNapoli: Audits Recommend Fixes to Affordable Housing Programs Latest Audit Finds Tenant Complaints Unanswered for Months, Sometimes Years New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today released ...
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LANDLORDS ZONKED FOR UNPAID WAGES

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Agreements With NYC Building Owners That Return More Than $460,000 In Back Wages To Workers And Enforce Rent Regulations For Those Taking Property Tax Incentives Agreements ...
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DID YOUR LANDLORD MAKE THE LIST?

Friends, Too many landlords in New York think they can ignore their responsibility to provide reasonable living conditions to their tenants. And far too many tenants in New York are forced to live in ...
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BREAKING GROUND IN AMSTERDAM

Governor Cuomo Announces Mitchell-Lama Renovation to Break Ground in Amsterdam $1 Billion House NY Initiative Reaches Major Milestone as Woodrow Wilson Townhomes Begins Major Improvements As Part of ...
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NO FUNDING BAD HOUSING PROJECTS

DiNapoli: Delays, Questionable Choices Impact State-Funded Affordable Housing Projects New York State’s Low Income Housing Trust Fund program is meant to help alleviate New York’s ...
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$190 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Governor Cuomo Announces $190 Million for Affordable Housing On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $190 million for both building and preserving affordable housing, available by application to ...
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ENDING A PREFERENTIAL RENT

Real Estate Q & A By JAY ROMANO Understanding ‘Preferential Rent’ Q. I moved into an apartment and signed a rent-stabilized lease, which has a “preferential rent” ...
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JARRED IN THE TIMES: ABOUT ELECTRICITY

When Rent Includes Electricity by Jay Romano Q. Is electricity included in the rent in New York City apartments? A. Not typically, said Jarred I. Kassenoff, a Manhattan real estate lawyer. Although ...
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