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New York City Rent

New York City Just Took A Huge Step To Tackle Obscenely High Rents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact

Two significant components of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) affordable housing plan won the approval of City Council Tuesday after months...

New Yorker’s Street Art Is Now Helping Others Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

New York City street artist Ann Lewis and other activists protested gentrification and rising rents last week, as the Brooklyn Museum hosted a real es...

NYC Is Completely Unaffordable, But New Yorkers Are In Denial

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

Here’s more evidence that New York City is unaffordable for most people -- but that they'll probably keep living there anyway. Just over half of New...

Oscar-Winner Dianne Wiest Says She Is Struggling To Pay Her NYC Rent

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Rent in New York City is too damn high, even for Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Wiest said she has been...

How New York City 'Sucked The Life Out Of Me'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

New York City has housed some of the most prominent screenwriters of our time, but for aspiring screenwriter Gregory Tapscott, the Big Apple proved to...

Millionaires Are Hogging NYC's Affordable Housing

| Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

By James Fanelli NEW YORK CITY — It’s affordable housing — for the 1 percent.A polo-playing multimillionaire who allegedly broke up Gov. Andre...

The $21 Million Problem

Brian Chesky | Posted 06.15.2014 | New York
Brian Chesky

Unlike many companies who go to government officials to ask for tax breaks, Airbnb has done just the opposite and asked leaders in Albany to change the law to let our community pay taxes.

There's Something Familiar In This 1853 Article About NYC Rent...

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

It's no secret that New York City rent is too damn high.

Over Half Of New York Can't Afford To Pay The Rent

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

A new report confirms what New Yorkers have known for years: the rent really is too damn high. Over 50 percent of New York state residents pay ren...

Why I Left New York City

Alecia Lynn Eberhardt | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Alecia Lynn Eberhardt

Here is what many people don't discuss when they are talking about young creatives. It may sound trite, but the personal identity of many young people who come to the city to flourish creatively is slowly crushed by the reality of affording the lifestyle.

This Will Make You Want To Move To Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to cost of living, there might not be two cities that better show the huge spectrum in the United States than Detroit and New York. It's...

Rising Rent In The Income Inequality Capital Of The USA

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York

Inhabitants of the City That Never Sleeps may find themselves spending quite a few more evenings tossing and turning after reading a new report detail...

NYC Rent Average Reaches All-Time high

Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

New data confirms what everybody already knows about living in New York City: The rent is too damn high. The average rent on an apartment in New Yo...

Brooklyn Rent So High, Residents Move To Manhattan

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

The days of moving to Brooklyn to escape Manhattan's ridiculously high rent are no more. Skyrocketing rental prices in Brooklyn could be leading re...

Man Seeks Fake Girlfriend In Bizarre Craigslist Ad

Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

With soaring rent prices said to be scaring Brooklynites back into Manhattan, it's not surprising to see people calling for roommates to keep down the...

New York Property Taxes Unfair To Renters, New Evidence Shows

Ben Hallman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money
Ben Hallman

New Yorkers don't agree on much, but the 68 percent of us who rent our homes or apartments can usually find common cause on at least one issue: The rent we pay each month, as one perennial political candidate often says, is too damn high.

'Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23' And 'Girls' Make Me Realize My Life Is A TV Cliché

Alexandra Gekas | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Alexandra Gekas

Young post-college women come to New York City to live the "dream," only to find out it's more of a pizza-and-scuzzy-guy-filled nightmare of long subway rides to low-paying (or no-paying) jobs.

Little Things Done Every Day Produce Extraordinary Results

Toni Haber | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

Rising rents, low mortgage rates and bolstered consumer confidence in our fragile, yet seemingly slowly recovering economy has created a perfect storm of buyer enthusiasm. So, how do you find the perfect apartment?

Rents Fell Last Year, But In Many Cities Still 'Too Damn High'

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Rents fell across the United States last year, but landlords got choosier. Overall average rent in the U.S. dropped to $820 in the fourth quarter ...

Landlord Raising Rent On 90-Square Foot Apartment

Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

It's been a little while since we last checked in on writer Felice Cohen and her adventures living in her 90-square foot apartment on the Upper West S...

Manhattan Is Getting Even More Expensive

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

After years of falling prices, the average rent of a Manhattan apartment rose to $3,309 last year, just one dollar shy of the pre-recession record set...

Mike Sacks

NYC Landlord To Supreme Court: The Rent Is Too Damn Low | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A New York City landlord has taken his fight against the city's rent control laws up to the Supreme Court, where at least one justice ap...

Albany Stalemate: NYC Rent Laws Set To Expire Tonight

Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

New York City rent laws are set to expire at midnight tonight as Democrats in Albany push to strengthen rent regulations and Republicans seek to simpl...

NYC Prices Up By 14% Since Last Year | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

The price is not right. In addition to skyrocketing rent and gas prices, New Yorkers are being nickel and dimed to death, shelling out 21 cents mor...

Average Manhattan Apartment Rents Jumped 8% Last Year

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan residential rental market managed to weather the cold in February, according to a report released Tuesday. Rents rose an average 8% l...