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185 East 85th Street (Google Maps)

Rent overcharge case targets “The Jeffersons” tower

The Upper East Side tower that famously housed a TV family’s “de-luxe apartment in the sky” now faces sky-high...

Rent overcharge case targets “The Jeffersons” tower
Lenox Terrace at 470 Lenox Avenue and Olnick Organization president Seth Schochet (Olnick; Google Maps)

Olnick reaches $1.2M settlement with Lenox Terrace tenants in rent overcharge case

The owner of Lenox Terrace — a partnership led by the Olnick Organization — has agreed to pay nearly...

Olnick reaches $1.2M settlement with Lenox Terrace tenants in rent overcharge case
Assemblyman Harvey Epstein and Senator Brad Hoylman (Epstein by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images; Hoylman by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Lawmakers introduce bill to keep rent regulation alive

Two state lawmakers have introduced bills aimed at ensuring the pandemic does not unravel rent regulation in New York....

Lawmakers introduce bill to keep rent regulation alive
Councilman Mark Levine (Credit: Getty Images)

Council moves to free co-op owners from rent-reg bureaucracy

Certain co-op owners will soon be spared from a law requiring them to register their apartments with the city’s...

Council moves to free co-op owners from rent-reg bureaucracy
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City board freezes rents for stabilized apartments

For the next year, landlords cannot automatically increase rents on stabilized apartments. The Rent Guidelines Board voted 6-3 Wednesday...

City board freezes rents for stabilized apartments
One year later, New York is still figuring out key questions over its new rent stabilization law. (iStock)

Rent law’s unanswered questions vex landlords, tenants

When state legislators set out to change New York’s rent law, Two Trees Management was not concerned about its...

Rent law’s unanswered questions vex landlords, tenants
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Lynn Kotler (inset) and 230 West 147th Street (Credit: NY Courts; Google Maps)

Landlords notch win as judge denies tenants in overcharge case

A Manhattan judge has denied tenants class-action status in a rent-overcharge lawsuit — a decision that landlord attorneys hailed...

Landlords notch win as judge denies tenants in overcharge case
Landlord petition for a property tax strike in response to rent strikes used a Black Lives Matter slogan (Credit: background via ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Property tax strikers: “We can’t breathe”

The backers of a petition pledging to withhold property taxes say they plan to file a class-action lawsuit against...

Property tax strikers: “We can’t breathe”
A Brooklyn tenant hangs a sign from his roof in May 2020 (Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Rent board casts preliminary vote in favor of freezing rents

In a preliminary vote, the Rent Guidelines Board approved a proposal that would freeze rents on stabilized apartments and...

Rent board casts preliminary vote in favor of freezing rents
From left: Senator Julia Salazar, Time Equities CEO Francis Greenburger, Housing Justice for All's Cea Weaver and Belkin Burden LLP's Sherwin Belkin

Real estate pros and foes clash on rent strike, Covid response

Real estate professionals and tenant advocates agree that the federal government needs to provide more relief. But that’s where...

Real estate pros and foes clash on rent strike, Covid response
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