Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AirBnB is short changing NYC. Read the MFY/HCC Report

Short Changing New York City
The impact of Airbnb on New York City’s 
housing market

Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) and 
MFY Legal Services (MFY) have published a new 
report "Short Changing New York City: The impact of Airbnb on New York City’s housing market.”  

The report analyzes Airbnb’s booking data for 2015
. . . . 
Ninety percent of the NYC  listings on Airbnb are 
located in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and further 
concentrated in a handful of communities.  55% 
of the listings are for entire apartments/homes in 
apparent violation of the Multiple Dwelling Law.  
The report is here: 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RGB Freezes Rents for Second Year in a Row

The Rent Guidelines Board has decided:  

For Rent Stabilized tenants who renew their leases any time from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 :

  • 1-year leases: NO INCREASE.   
  • 2-year leases: 2% increase.

  • Tenants with "preferential rents" (those lower than the Legal Regulated Rent), 
  • Tenants facing Major Capital Improvement (building-wide) or Individual Apartment Improvements increases.
  • Rent controlled tenants who have an annual 7.5% increase(!)

Monday, June 27, 2016

RGB's final vote: Monday, April 27 at 6 PM


Tenants from across the City are coming together to make our voices heard. Rents are too high and the Rent Guidelines Board can change that!


Monday, June 27, 2016

6 PM

The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Trains: No. 6 to Astor Place – Cooper Union