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The Silver-Lined Truth About Airbnb and You, New York

Mary Adkins | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Mary Adkins

I am one of the many New York City residents who has hosted people in my apartment through Airbnb. Ever since we Airbnb hosts started winding up in court earlier this year, the "illegality" of it in New York has made headline after headline.

NYC Homes For Addicts Are In Horrible Condition

ProPublica | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

By Jake Bernstein, ProPublica Beds in closets. Vermin infestations. Drug-dealing hou...

Gas Outage Hits NYCHA Complex Third Time In 18 Months

DNAinfo | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — Dozens of public housing residents are struggling to get by without gas, in the third sustained outage in just 18 months at Sou...

PHOTOS: 'Worst Room' Blog Documents The Absurdity Of NYC Housing

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York

"Are you f**king serious?" That's the question Ryan Nethery, 25, says he would often ask himself while searching Craigslist ads for apartments in ...

Quinn Vows to Build 40,000 New Middle-Class Apartments

DNAinfo | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

CITY HALL — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn vowed to build 40,000 affordable, middle-class apartments over the next 10 year during her final St...

Christopher Mathias

WATCH: The Other Pennsylvania Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

While President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vie to occupy a certain address on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., those who live on or near a di...

The Subsidized Housing Search 'Maze'

NYCity News Service | Posted 01.22.2012 | New York
 NYCity News Service

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but the task can be particularly vexing for those seeking government-subsidized apartments. There ...

Understanding Homelessness in New York City

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Homelessness is not simply a result of the bad economy; it is also caused by the shrinking number of affordable housing options available to poor and working people in New York City.