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04.10.13 Marina Galperina

Known as the Warhol superstar, beloved as a poet and LES legend, 88-year-old Taylor Mead is leaving the city. The Anthology Film Archives moved up his talk before the screening of Cleopatra with Nico from the weekend to last night to accomodate his scheduled departure. If you hadn’t caught him, you won’t see him for awhile. You won’t hear recite […]

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09.19.12 Marshall Katheder

While prime Manhattan real estate has long been a forbidden fruit of sorts, a study by New York City’s Comptroller (the elected CFO of NYC) found that Big Apple rent is increasingly out of reach. John C. Liu — Sir Comptrollah to you — found that 66% of all New Yorkers rent rather than own, which is roughly twice the […]

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07.26.12 Joshua Rivera

Let’s play a game. When someone brings up Brooklyn, guess whether they’re actually talking about the borough itself, or merely its thoroughly gentrified waterfront. Take rent prices, for example. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that rising rent prices are causing some Brooklyn residents to move back into Manhattan. And the rates are showing no […]

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06.22.12 Allison Burtch

Last night, the Rent Guidelines board voted to increase rents on New York City’s 1 million rent-stabilized apartments by 2% or $20 for one year leases, whichever is greater, and 4% or $40 for two year leases, whichever is greater. It’s the lowest increase in at least 7 years, according to City Comptroller John Liu. […]

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06.08.12 Joshua Rivera

Margaret Maugenest has managed to not pay rent in nine years- and yesterday the State Court of Appeals ruled that her landlord could not evict her. The reason? Her Brooklyn loft is one of the buildings covered by the 1982 Loft Law. The law made it possible for landlords to rent out former manufacturing and […]

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04.23.12 Bucky Turco

Good news rent controlled tenants, the Supreme Court isn’t going to fuck with your living situation. Earlier today, the court refused to hear a case that could’ve had huge ramifications for those rare species of people lucky enough to be occupying rent stabilized apartments in NYC. It all stemmed from a dispute filed by James […]

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02.09.12 Bucky Turco

According to new report by brokerage giant CitiHabitats, the average rental price of a Manhattan apartment is ridiculously expensive or $3,352 a month. That comes out to about $40,000 a year, which is remarkable when you consider that the average Manhattanite only makes a pinch over $50,000 a year. (Photo: Joe DeRenzo/flickr) […]

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08.04.11 Marina Galperina

To anyone gloating about Faye Dunaway being forced out of her rent stabilized apartment in NYC after asking to have it repainted: No, she couldn’t paint it herself. The owners are required to do it every three years. […]

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01.18.11 Marina Galperina

After selling John Lennon’s white suit from the cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album for $46K, Braswell Galleries was sued by the suit owner’s former NYC landlord for outstanding rent debt of $21K. That’s what you get for bragging. Whenever you score, everyone wants some money. The memorabilia collector and psychic Biond Fury must […]

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