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  1. housing
    The NYCHA Chair Position Is Likely Getting a $255,000 Pay CutGood-bye, inflated salary, and good luck with all the repairs and back rent.
  2. the housing market
    New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much?Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
  3. street view
    Two Supportive-Housing Projects Make the Case for Building Many MoreThey’re cheaper than the alternatives, acceptable to the neighbors, and successful among people who were living on the street.
  4. street fights
    ‘We Were Called Gentrifiers, and We Were Called NIMBYs’Councilmember Julie Won on how the largest private affordable-housing development in Queens history was won.
  5. migrant crisis
    Eric Adams Closes His Big Tent on Randall’s IslandMigrants are moving to hotels, which is what many advocates asked for in the first place.
  6. space
    We’re Getting Closer to a Martian Housing MarketNine subterranean caves have been identified as potentially suitable habitats, if you’re into that kind of thing.
  7. crime
    The Bees of WrathRorie Woods knew foreclosure all too well. And when her friend was evicted, she rushed over with a venomous posse.
  8. migrant crisis
    The Randalls Island Migrant Shelter Is Looking a Lot Less Temporary“There is no limit to how long people that are seeking asylum can stay in this facility.”
  9. street fights
    13 Years, 3 Mayors, Countless Community Board Meetings, and Just One BuildingThe tortured saga of turning a Hell’s Kitchen parking lot into 112 affordable apartment units.
  10. curbed glossary
    The Helicopter Landlord Lives DownstairsAnd wonders if the guy who was over last night is your new boyfriend or just a friend.
  11. housing
    ‘I Don’t Think Anyone Should Buy Land in Any Metaverse Right Now’Chatting with Jessica Stocker, Winter House’s skeptical virtual real-estate agent.
  12. the housing market
    New York City’s Rent and Wage-Growth Gap Hits Record HighWe’ve hit another miserable milestone.
  13. celebrities
    Grimes Is a YIMBYShe says she needed Elon Musk to help her buy a house in Austin.
  14. housing
    Unsurprisingly, Dwell Magazine is Now Selling Its Own Prefab ADUsFor just $389,000.
  15. the city politic
    New York’s Leaders Are Sleeping Through a Housing EmergencyThe political response should reflect the size and speed of the worsening crisis. It hasn’t even come close.
  16. the city politic
    Why Are So Many of New York’s Basement Apartments Still Death Traps?It’s been a year since floodwaters drowned 11 New Yorkers in their homes, but nothing has been done to stop it from happening again.
  17. housing
    Landlords Are Trying to Make ‘Tenantsplaining’ a ThingOur housing providers are having a little fun.
  18. housing
    A Woman in the Bronx Fell Through Her Bathroom FloorA new addition to your list of tenant nightmares.
  19. housing
    To Keep Its Ancient Equipment Going, NYCHA Makes Its Own PartsWith so many obsolete boilers and elevators out there, there’s no other way.
  20. housing
    Rat Infestation? Leaky Ceiling? Good Luck in CourtTenants say judges are taking too long to order landlord repairs since the pandemic began.
  21. the housing market
    Manhattan Rents Broke Another RecordAverage rents reached more than $5000 in July.
  22. upstate
    Kingston Becomes the First Upstate City to Adopt Rent ControlThe move will probably set the stage for other cities upstate to follow suit.
  23. housing
    The Regulars Rooting for a Crash at Brooklyn’s Foreclosure AuctionsHope springs eternal for the small-time hustler.
  24. housing
    Obama Blames Liberal NIMBYs for the Housing Crisis TooAt the American Institute of Architects’ 2022 convention, he criticized “bipartisan resistance” to affordable, mixed-income housing.
  25. the rent is too damn high
    Rent-Stabilized Apartments Are About to Get More ExpensiveThe Rent Guidelines Board voted, tenants booed, landlords cleaned up.
  26. the housing market
    Somehow, the Rental Market Is Only Getting WorsePrepare for a hellish summer.
  27. housing
    Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches for Good Cause EvictionTenant activists released a swarm of the noisy bugs into an Albany courtroom.
  28. emergency housing
    For Fire Victims, a Year of Bedbugs, Mold, and Takeout at the Airway InnThe Jackson Heights tenants displaced by a major building fire are still waiting to return home.
  29. debt
    A Long, Strange Year of Rent ReliefIt was a tedious, administrative nightmare. It also (mostly) worked.
  30. semantics
    The Landlords Embarrassed to Be Called Landlords“I cringe when I hear it, and when I say it.”
  31. curbed glossary
    The Apartment Mayor Is the Roommate Who Never LeavesThese long-term tenants can set your rent and tell you how long the buzzer’s really been broken.
  32. housing
    Landlords Can Now Screen Your Pet’s ‘Credit Score’And charge you accordingly.
  33. housing
    Housing Court Is BreakingWatching the quiet chaos unfold in a Queens courtroom.
  34. housing
    More Luxury Developments Are Apparently Falling ApartWe are spotting a trend.
  35. street fights
    ‘I’m Not Sure Whether I Wanted It to Go This Far’A fight over garden-bed rotations and democratic living at one of the city’s most storied co-ops.
  36. housing
    The Cruel Theater of Encampment SweepsAdams’s task force cleared hundreds of sites. Five people accepted a bed.
  37. housing
    Is This a Boat?Miami officials say no.
  38. crime
    What Made the ‘MoMA Stabber’ Snap?And why do so many people want the reason to be homelessness?
  39. housing
    How Airbnb Reinvented Itself As the World’s Crisis-Housing ProviderIn times of disaster, from war in Ukraine to wildfires in California, the platform is hoping to become something closer to critical infrastructure.
  40. bad landlords
    Can New York Really Ban a Nightmare Landlord From Real Estate?Yes, and Raphael Toledano learned that the hard way.
  41. disaster
    Twin Parks Tenants Are Stuck in Housing Limbo“My daughter is petrified and can’t even look at the building without crying.”
  42. housing
    AOC Is a YIMBY NowAnd she wants to flood local, state, and federal campaigns with pro-housing candidates.
  43. election 2022
    Vax Daddy Is Totally Serious About HousingHuge Ma is challenging a 37-year incumbent to represent Queens in the Assembly.
  44. housing
    Congratulations, Jason Korn! You’re No Longer the City’s Worst LandlordBut the apartments are still pretty terrible.
  45. developing
    A Family of Three Making $42,000 Will Be Able to Live in SohoThe neighborhood rezoning, expected to pass Wednesday, will prioritize affordability.
  46. architecture
    Yes, Build the Windowless, Bathroomless Dorm in My BackyardSure, let the dilettante billionaire have a crack at it.
  47. housing
    There Are 30,000 Basement Apartments the City Doesn’t Know AboutMore than 5,000 are in East New York.
  48. housing
    Should Landlords Be Required to Pay for Your Internet?A new bill promises to not pass the cost on to renters.
  49. assessment
    Can Eric Adams Really Turn 25,000 Hotel Rooms Into Affordable Housing?Even after all the past year’s closures, that’s a lot of real estate.
  50. podcasts
    At the Threshold of a Private UtopiaEpisode one of Nice Try! Interior invites you into the home.
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