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Natasha Creese relaxing with family and friends after a Sunday lunch. She recently faced a 112 percent rent hike.
(Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Some Crown Heights Rents Soar

Brooklyn, Housing January 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

New landlords in Crown Heights are revoking “preferential” rents and imposing staggering increases on residents, City Limits reports.

Scenes from NYCHA developments around the city. Clockwise from top left: Red Hook, Wagner, Bushwick, Castle Hill, Ravenswood, Kingsborough. (Photo collage via City Limits)

NYCHA: Some Progress, but Not Enough

Housing, New York January 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Tenants at a recent forum conceded that NYCHA has begun to address a backlog of work orders, but made clear there’s much still to be addressed, reports City Limits.

The church at 1255 Bushwick Ave., where apartment units will soon be built. (Photo by Ian Marsh via City Limits)

In Bushwick, Churches Converting to Apartments

Brooklyn, Housing February 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Two churches in Bushwick are slated to be turned into apartments, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

The Talking Transition tent is located on the corner of Canal and 6th Avenue. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan / Voices of NY)

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Elections 2013, Government, Housing, In the News, New York November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

(Photo by Squirrel83, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Chinese Students Drive Up Flushing Rental Market

East Asian, Education, Housing, In the News, Queens July 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The increasing number of international Chinese students moving to New York for school and looking to live comfortably in apartments, instead of dorms, is driving up rents and lowering inventory in Flushing, much to the chagrin of local Chinese residents, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Long-shot mayoral hopeful Sal Albanese talks about why his campaign doesn’t take money from developers and why he thinks Mayor Bloomberg hasn’t done a good job in one of his pet causes, education, in this article originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 30.

Elected Officials Rally for Humane Housing Conditions in Sunset Park

Elected Officials Rally for Humane Housing Conditions in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration June 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Tired of the horrific living conditions on 46th Street in Sunset Park, three immigrant women launched a rent strike. Years later, their voices have reached local officials, including Christine Quinn, reports Home Reporter News.

The piles of trash in the photo taken on November 6, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy may be gone from the streets in the Rockaways, but life still struggles to go on for many still displaced. (Photo by Larry [larryosan], Flickr Creative Commons License)

Still Not Home Six Months After Sandy

Business, Environment, Housing, In the News, Queens April 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With yesterday marking the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway-based publication The Wave and Gotham Gazette report on the impact that displacement has had on residents, neighborhoods and government.

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Chinese Descend on New York Housing Market

East Asian, Housing March 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Chinese buyers are making a splash on the New York real estate market and brokers have caught on to this trend, reports The Brooklyn Ink. The Chinese now rank second when it comes to international buyers in the U.S. housing market.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, volunteer efforts have sometimes been more visible than official government recovery work. From feeding the hungry to treating the sick to doing clean-up work in flooded houses, neighborhood groups and grassroots collectives have coordinated a multifaceted response to the storm. At left, teachers from central Brooklyn pass out batteries and other supplies to Coney Islanders in the MCU Park parking lot. (Photo by Neil deMause via City Limits)
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Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment, Housing, In the News November 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community groups are filling the void.

Comptroller John Liu helped bring a warm meal to seniors at Hamilton xx House (Photo via

Knickerbocker Village Residents May Be Without Heat Until Thanksgiving

Asian, Environment, New York November 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village, a complex of 13 buildings in the Lower East Side, are most concerned about when the power and heat will return, the Sing Tao Daily reported. But in the meantime they got a break from the unappetizing food they have been getting recently.

The meeting focused on the creation of shelters in Greenpoint (Photo by Eryka Volker via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint to Add Two More Homeless Shelters

Brooklyn, Housing September 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

It looks like Greenpoint is going to get two additional small homeless shelters in November, reports Nowy Dziennik. Last Monday, volunteers, representatives from Common Ground, and the Department of Homeless Services met to discuss two new shelters — one for women, the other for men.

(Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

With Greenpoint Gentrifying, Poles Look for Other Neighborhoods

Housing September 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

As rents in Greenpoint reach prices similar to Manhattan levels, Poles have turned to other places. Demographics in the once heavily Polish neighborhood are changing as young professionals from Manhattan turn to the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Residents of 11 Allen and supporters protest outside Manhattan Housing Court calling for their building to become affordable housing. (Photo from CAAAV’s Facebook page via The Lo-Down)

Tenants Stand Up to Landlords

Housing September 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The Lo-Down and the Manhattan Times report on separate cases of tenants standing up to antagonistic landlords. In Chinatown, close-knit residents are still battling their case in court, while in Northern Manhattan, a mother was evicted after speaking out against her landlord.

The entrance to the homeless shelter in Greenpoint

Greenpoint Homeless Shelter Quietly Opens Despite Local Opposition

Brooklyn, Housing August 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

With the homeless population citywide soaring, a controversial homeless shelter has opened in Greenpoint ahead of its planned start date next month, much to the chagrin of those in the Polish neighborhood who oppose it, fearing a rise in crime, Nowy Dziennik reported.