City Council Passes New Bill Requiring Landlords to Provide Advance Notice to Tenants of Any Repair Work

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

It’s pretty crazy, but as the law currently stands, landlords in New York City aren’t required to provide prior notice to tenants ahead of repair activity. That means notorious building owners can easily harass residents without warning. We’ve seen these predatory landlords around the Lower East Side exploiting the loophole for years. But that soon […]

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This Beat-up ‘Mad Max’ RV Near the Williamsburg Bridge has Locals Guessing

Posted March 12, 2015 at 9:16 am

Locals are seemingly in a frenzy over this beat-up RV – with its corrugated siding and fire escape security system – which is often parked outside the Baruch Houses. The dark horse, so to speak, generally takes up residence on Baruch Drive and has instilled a sense of intrigue (nay, suspicion) among the population. Its […]

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Tonight: Seminar on Rent Stabilization Around the East Village and Lower East Side

Posted December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

Those wanting to learn more about rent stabilization and the like should take note. Tonight (6pm-8pm), The Actors Fund, Cooper Square Committee, Fourth Arts Block, and La MaMa present a two-hour seminar that addresses rent stabilization and privately-owned, government subsidized housing city-wide. There will be a particular focus on artist housing within the Lower East Side/East […]


Saga at 143 Ludlow: Converting Apartment Numbers to Erase Rent History

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 6:48 pm

143 Ludlow Street is a textbook example of how some landlords try to deregulate buildings for the purposes of luxury conversion.

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Unique Living Opportunity Available

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:28 am

Exclusive Boogie real estate listing: An exciting new living opportunity in the Lower East Side has just hit the market.  Located at the northeast corner of Grand and Suffolk Streets, this 20′ x 10′ x 10′ steel space will have you foaming at the mouth.

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Giuseppe Uomo Calling it Quits

Posted August 19, 2009 at 6:06 am

More sad news to report.  Another Orchard Street haberdasher is calling it quits – Giuseppe Uomo at #130, mere steps away from the recently shuttered Bonnie’s. Draped insultingly across its maroon awning is the tell-tale evidence.  The 1,600-square-foot store, which specializes in “high fashion for men,” is currently having a fire sale on all its […]