The folks over at DNAinfo have some great information on how to find seemingly non-existent rent-stabilized apartment. In the video, Sam Stein, a rent-regulation coordinator at Tenants and Neighbours, says that finding one is surprisingly possible. In Washington Heights and Inwood, for example, 87% of apartments are rent-stabilized. If you’re looking for housing (and admit it, New Yorkers are always looking for a better apartment) New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board has a list of all rent-stabilized apartments in the five boroughs.

TL;DR – They’re there, you just might have to commute a while. Also, sorry smokers.

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