Housing

David Brooks installs Desert Rooftop exhibit in Times Square

Urban sprawl art exhibit near Times Square

Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Artist David Brooks created an art exhibit of rooftops by Times Square to create awareness of “desertification.”

PRICED OUT: Subsidized housing in New York City can be found in new multifamily buildings, and in older buildings.

The subsidized housing maze

Featured Posts, Housing, New York November 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but it can be particularly vexing for those seeking subsidized apartments.

"We just want women to feel safe when they are walking home."

Group escorts women home from subway

Brooklyn, Housing November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

In the wake of recent sexual assaults, many women in Brooklyn can now rely on an escort service. Although they are not directly involved with the NYPD, the 12 civilian volunteers offered their services for free starting in September.

Demonstrators gather in Chinatown to call for a new zoning plan.

Chinatown gathering protests development

East Asian, Featured Posts, Housing October 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Protesters want a new zoning plan to meet the interests of Chinatown residents and business owners.

Report charges rampant rent fraud

Report charges rampant rent fraud

Housing, In the News, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Almost half the rent-stabilized apartments in New York City may have illegally high rents, according to a study released in August by the housing activist group Make the Road New York.

Latinos survive however they can

Latinos survive however they can

Economy, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

One thing that Latinos who have lived in New York City over the past 10 years miss is high enough salaries to be able to make purchases and save money. Many of them have directly experienced the effects of the economic crisis, which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.

Residents wait early morning in the lobby of the Washington Heights and Inwood Coalition for the housing assistance officer to start work.

Cuts cripple housing help

Featured Posts, Housing, Manhattan October 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Groups that once offered residents help with housing disputes have trimmed their programs to a bare minimum.

Bollywood music for sale in Jackson Heights, Queens.

What you never knew about Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Housing, Immigration, Queens October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A tour of the city’s most diverse borough, complete with photos and sound bites.

Freezing. Some family spend the winter with only the low heat of the stove.

Campaign for heat in El Barrio

Housing, Manhattan, Mexican October 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Movement for Justice in El Barrio has started the “Hogares Helados” (“Frigid Households”) campaign, an initiative to help low-income families get hot water and heating in their homes during the oncoming cold season.

Mayor Bloomberg and other officials pictured in 2010 as they celebrated the completion of the 100,000th unit of housing under his 2003-2014 housing place.

Fear for city’s housing plan

Housing, New York September 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious affordable housing initiative is three-quarters to completion. But reshaped by fiscal woes, complicated by other city policies and often outgunned by the private market, what will the plan’s long-term impact be?

This stretch of Delancey between Pitt and Ridge has looked the same for half a century, but not for much longer. Photo © www.thelodownny.com.

Chinese-American condos planned

Housing, Manhattan September 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Fifty-three Chinese-American investors have put down $8.5 million to construct a 12-story condominium building on a plot of land that abuts the Williamsburg Bridge. The project means the imminent closure of T & J Auto Repairs, a neighborhood fixture that has occupied a garage on Delancey St. since 1954.

A view of the mural on 105th Street and 3rd Avenue

East Harlem group looks to restore murals

Featured Posts, Housing September 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

New York’s blazing summers, icy winters and leaky 100-year-old bricks have taken a toll on East Harlem’s colorful, iconic murals.  Now, as part of a plan to preserve East Harlem’s rich cultural history, a group has begun an effort to restore some of them, starting Saturday from 12 to 8Read More