Rent Control

2010 Chinatown apartment fire (credit: CBS 2)

Chinatown Residents Back In Rent-Controlled Apartments Following 2010 Fire

One of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.

07/18/2013

Demonstrators at the Rent Guidelines Board vote, June 20, 2013. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Rent Increases Approved For A Million Rent-Controlled Tenants

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted rent can go up 4 percent on one-year leases and 7.75 percent on two-year leases on rent-stabilized apartments.

06/20/2013

Tenants hold signs at the Rent Guidelines Board public hearing, June 13, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Landlords, Tenants Face Off At Rent Guidelines Board Public Hearing

Under the proposal, a one-year lease could see a rent increase from 3.25 percent to 6.25 percent. A two-year lease could go up from 5 percent to 9.5 percent, according to the rent board.

06/13/2013

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Actress Suing MTA After She Was Forced Out Of Her Home For Second Ave. Subway Construction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A commercial actress said she was forced out of her apartment by the MTA and now wants them to pay her what they promised. Sally Ardrey was in the Wisk commercials […]

09/03/2012

New York Senate

Wednesday Appears To Be D-Day For Gay Marriage In New York

The 32 Republicans meeting will decide, maybe as soon as Wednesday, whether to send a bill approving same-sex marriage to the floor for a full vote.

06/21/2011

Housing Advocates protest rent regulations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Senate Temporarily Restores New York City’s Rent Control Law

All 2.5 million people living in 1 million rent controlled apartments will be protected from any rent hikes or eviction landlords might have sought at least until Monday.

06/17/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Threatens Special Session For NY Legislature Over Rent Control Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Senate’s failure to renew the New York City rent control law before it expired Wednesday night is “unacceptable.”

06/16/2011

New  York State Senator Bill Perkins (L) (credit: AP)

State Troopers Arrest NYC Lawmakers At Rent Control Rally

Sen. Bill Perkins, a Manhattan Democrat and the first escorted out, said they are trying to get rent laws renewed or reformed. Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera also was arrested.

06/14/2011

New York Senate

Poll: New Yorkers Want Property Tax Cap

A poll said the New York Legislature’s top priority heading into the final weeks of the 2011 session should be passing a property tax cap. The Siena College poll said the next priorities should be an ethics reform law followed by extending rent control laws in New York City.

05/20/2011