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Community Housing Improvement Program director Jay Martin, RSA president Joseph Strasburg and Mayer Brown’s Andrew Pincus with the US Supreme Court (Credit: iStock and Wikipedia)

Behind real estate’s scramble to fight the new rent law in court

The real estate industry was always going to fight the tenant-friendly rent laws to the bitter end. On Monday,...

Speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

City Council approves package of 17 bills to strengthen tenant protections

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a package of tenant protection bills, including one that requires landlords...

Clockwise from top: Related chairman Steven Ross, Mactaggart Family & Partners CEO Philip Mactaggart, a rendering of 456 Greenwich Street, and Caspi Development's Joshua Caspi (Credit: Getty Images, Mactaggart, and MHA Westchester)

Developers of bankrupt Tribeca hotel project think Related might be colluding with their landlord

One block away from the Related Companies’ luxury condominium project 70 Vestry, home to the likes of Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton, sits an...

“If you love your children, leave the building”: Simon Baron accused of harassing tenant over $3.5M buyout

Simon Baron Development, a prominent New York landlord and developer, allegedly threatened a rent-regulated tenant at 166 West 75th Street in the Upper West...

It may soon get easier to hit landlords with criminal harassment charges

The state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would make it easier for rent-regulated tenants to file criminal harassment...

City Council seeks to ramp up oversight of vacant property

Six proposed bills seek to ramp up oversight of vacant property in the city, including one that would charge...

Here’s how de Blasio will “take” buildings from bad landlords

When Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he would “take” buildings from landlords who threaten the well-being of...

Money for nothing: Landlords are accused of overcharging tenants for poor renovation work, but is state law to blame?

When Clem Chan and his husband Matthew Haensly signed the lease for their Sunnyside apartment, they thought the landlord was giving them a deal....

The city goes easy on bad landlords: report

Residential landlords often get off easy for failing to provide basic services for their tenants or fix violations at their buildings. The New York Times reviewed 126 housing court cases from last year involving...

Tenants at Ebbets Field Apartments blast landlord for glacial pace of elevator repairs

 Tenants at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field Apartments tore into their landlord during the first day of testimony in a housing...

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