Retailers Rethink Pandemic-Battered Manhattan

Starbucks has closed more than 40 stores, while adding mobile-order pickup counters in others. Other chains like Sonic are taking advantage of vacancies to establish themselves in New York.

#bluestone-lane-roasting-llc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #pret-a-manger, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #starbucks-corporation

Moving to the Theater District and Finding His Community

A musical theater educator and audition coach discovers how great it can be to live across the street from “Wicked.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #gershwin-theater, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater, #work-life-balance

Always Pay the Rent? It May Help Your Mortgage Application.

For decades, regular payments to a landlord haven’t counted for much for many tenants trying to get a mortgage. Fannie Mae aims to change that.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #content-type-service, #credit-scores, #equifax-inc, #federal-home-loan-mortgage-corp-freddie-mac, #federal-housing-finance-agency, #federal-national-mortgage-assn-fannie-mae, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Fannie Mae Will Review Borrowers’ Rental Payment History

For decades, regular payments to a landlord haven’t counted for much for many tenants trying to get a mortgage. Fannie Mae aims to change that.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #content-type-service, #credit-scores, #equifax-inc, #federal-home-loan-mortgage-corp-freddie-mac, #federal-housing-finance-agency, #federal-national-mortgage-assn-fannie-mae, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New Development Returns, Along With New Holdouts

After a pandemic lull, colorful tenants and homeowners are once again tangling with developers over megaprojects.

#buildings-structures, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #condominiums, #demolition, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

As national eviction protections lapse, much of the rental assistance sits unspent. Aid was slowed by red tape, resistance from landlords and the difficulty of navigating an informal market. Does a lease on a napkin qualify?

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #house-financial-services-committee, #landlords, #local-government, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #sperling-gene, #states-us

Navigating Today’s Rental Market

Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.

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How Ida Turned Basement Apartments Into Death Traps

At least 11 people were found dead in basements after torrential rains flooded New York City — nearly as many as those killed by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, where the storm made landfall.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #basements-and-cellars, #buildings-department-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New York Passes Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium to January

New York is the first state to pass a new measure to protect struggling renters since the Supreme Court whittled away at existing shields against eviction.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

A Quarter-Century Ago, She Landed a Brooklyn Unicorn

Her comfortable apartment on a tree-lined street was a special find, but the real gem turned out to be her community-focused landlord.

#content-type-personal-profile, #prospect-heights-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Supreme Court’s Decision Opens Door to Millions of Evictions

The ruling late Thursday ending a new moratorium leaves the White House with few options to help renters at risk of losing their homes.

#evictions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium

The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York City Rents Rise, Even as Thousands Struggle to Pay

One report found that rents in the city were now the highest in the nation, surpassing San Francisco. At the same time, tens of thousands of people are millions of dollars behind on rent.

#hochul-kathleen-c, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Most Rental Assistant Funds Not Yet Distributed, Figures Show

Just $1.7 billion in funds intended to prevent eviction were disbursed in July as the White House braces for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down its eviction moratorium.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #evictions, #landlords, #local-government, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Can I Avoid Large Rent Increases

Renters are reeling with sticker shock as they discover just how aggressively New York’s housing market is bouncing back.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

What to Know About Evictions and Rent Relief in New York

After the Supreme Court blocked the central component of New York’s eviction moratorium, pressure is building on the state to dole out pandemic rent relief.

#evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Why Some in This Neighborhood Oppose a Museum Dedicated to Their Culture

In Chinatown, anti-gentrification protesters are furious over funding granted to a museum that they say doesn’t represent their community.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #jing-fong-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #maasbach-nancy-yao, #manhattan-nyc, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rikers-island-prison-complex

Finding a Home that Can Accommodate a Disability

When he found himself hobbled by a nerve problem, he knew he couldn’t stay in his walk-up. Moving to a new building near a transit hub was the solution.

#content-type-personal-profile, #prospect-heights-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

How to Host an Airbnb and Be a Good Neighbor

You can start by making rules, and then enforcing them.

#airbnb, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

How About Renting My Pool for an Hour or Two?

As people look for ways to spend time with friends outdoors, some homeowners are sharing their private outdoor spaces — for a price.

#mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #swimming

Her Latest Trick: Finding an Affordable One-Bedroom in Manhattan

After a year in New Jersey, a fashion designer who moonlights as a magician discovered to her surprise that she could afford to move back to the city.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #magic-and-magicians, #mckittrick-hotel-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

A New York City Home for Less Than $350,000

Housing prices in New York are notoriously high, but if you look carefully, especially with an open mind on location, you can find something affordable.

#billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #condominiums, #cooperatives, #corona-queens-ny, #grymes-hill-staten-island-ny, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #riverdale-bronx-ny, #tudor-city-manhattan-ny, #yorkville-manhattan-ny

Is the Hamptons Party Moving to Springs?

The artsy and quieter hamlet of the Hamptons has seen an influx of Manhattanites, buzzy restaurants and even celebrities.

#celebrities, #hamptons-ny, #parties-social, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #springs-ny

Burned by Hot Housing Market, Some Buyers Back Off

Tired of sky high prices and losing out in bidding wars, some buyers are giving up and putting their house hunt on hold.

#boise-idaho, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #salt-lake-city-utah

Moving Back to Brooklyn and Upgrading

After a year in Florida with his parents, he missed New York and he needed a place big enough to launch a vegan cookie business.

#cookies, #gowanus-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can’t seem to quit its gravitational center.

#austin-tex, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #cisco-systems-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #google-inc, #hewlett-packard-company, #musk-elon, #oracle-corporation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #twitter

Moving Downtown, to the Center of the Action

A breakup during the pandemic sent him home to Long Island, where he recharged and decided the Upper East Side was just too quiet.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #little-italy-manhattan-ny, #nolita-manhattan-ny, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Office Vacancies Soar in New York, a Dire Sign for the City’s Recovery

Nearly 19 percent of all office space in Manhattan has no tenants — the highest on record — as companies shed leases and embrace remote work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #facebook-inc, #manhattan-nyc, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #telecommuting

A Covid Epicenter Hustles Back to Life: ‘What You See, It’s Survival’

The neighborhoods in Queens that reeled during the pandemic are buzzing. But recovery feels very far away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evictions, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Lift Federal Ban on Evictions

The C.D.C. had imposed an eviction moratorium, saying it was needed to address the coronavirus pandemic.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

There Are Jobs in the Hamptons. If Only Workers Could Afford The Rent.

Unable to staff shifts, some restaurants and shops, already reeling from lockdown closures, are suspending service during the lucrative summer season.

#affordable-housing, #almond-bridgehampton-ny-restaurant, #bobby-vans, #bridgehampton-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #hamptons-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #long-island-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #summer-season

Modest Rent Increases Approved for 2.3 Million N.Y.C. Tenants

The Rent Guidelines Board voted to allow 1.5 percent increases for the second six months of one-year leases. Tenants had pushed for rent reductions.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #rent-stabilization-assn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Co-Working from Your Apartment Building

Rental and condo buildings have increased the amount of shared work spaces and also introduced private offices and conference rooms.

#brooklyn-nyc, #co-working, #condominiums, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #telecommuting

Rising Housing Costs Leave Homebuyers Struggling

A moratorium on evictions did little to address the bigger problem: The country is running out of affordable places for people to live.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #landlords, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

For Lease: Windmill Space in the Atlantic Between Long Island and New Jersey

The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #wind-power

Finally Making It to Manhattan

For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.

#landlords, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #turtle-bay-manhattan-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #west-village-manhattan-ny

Renting Is Cheaper Than Buying, Almost Everywhere

According to a new study, renting costs less per month in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

#mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

Falling in Love With Weehawken

The New Jersey town felt like home right away, and the pandemic made it even more so.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #weehawken-nj

Can the Pandemic Rescue Britain’s Shopping Areas? This Town Hopes So.

In a British coastal town, a major landlord is giving away free rent for two years as part of a redevelopment plan.

#bournemouth-england, #buildings-structures, #debenhams, #great-britain, #legalgeneral-group-plc, #poole-england, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York

The state plans to distribute more than $2 billion in emergency rent relief. Here are some details on who is eligible and how to apply.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater

The End of the C.D.C. Eviction Moratorium Means Trouble

We need more time for rental assistance to reach tenants.

#evictions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Bright Spot for Small Businesses: Deals on Manhattan Rents

Commercial landlords are negotiating, and many entrepreneurs see this as the perfect time to expand.

#cbre-group-inc, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail

NYC and Homelessness: Lawmakers Take Dramatic Step to Stem Rise

The City Council overwhelmingly passed a measure to increase a city housing subsidy, in hopes of making tens of thousands of apartments more affordable to those who are homeless or facing eviction.

#city-council-nyc, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

N.Y.C. Broker Fees Are Here to Stay. Why Do They Exist in the First Place?

Many renters seeking to move in New York City have to pay up to 15 percent of an annual lease to brokers — regardless of whether they helped find the apartment. After a legal battle, the state affirmed this week that broker fees were legal.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #real-estate-brokers, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Philadelphia Is Preventing Evictions Without a Moratorium

Philadelphia is demonstrating how cities can help tenants and landlords.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Vets Go Upscale to Care for Pets (and Their Owners)

The pet boom spurred by the pandemic has brought more attention to care for our four-legged friends. Veterinary companies are opening clinics, drawing more investors to vet real estate.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #veterinary-medicine

When No Landlord Will Rent to You, Where Do You Go?

How extended-stay hotels and motels became the last housing option for thousands of low-income Americans.

#affordable-housing, #evictions, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

How Do I Stop Children From Playing on My Property?

A private lawn or patio is not a public playground, but some people need the obvious explained to them.

#children-and-childhood, #privacy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate