Tag Archives: New York City

New York City’s Rent-Regulated Tenants Excluded From Amenities

And if you’re a landlord, vice versa From the NYT: What’s Next, a Bouncer? Let’s see Rent Control for what it really is: a forced subsidy from landlords to tenants, a gift from politicians to renters in return for their votes … Continue reading

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You’re Not Helping: New York City and Affordable Housing

Rent Control:  The Solution to, and the Cause of, New York City’s Housing Shortage From the NYT: New York’s Affordable Housing Shortage The New York Times is one of the world’s great English language newspapers and I hope customer demand (or … Continue reading

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New York City Sets Rents By Political Process. It Goes Badly.

From the NYT:  Rent Board Approves Higher Increases Than in ’12 No free market here, please (Previous posts on rent control here and here.) New York City’s nine-member Rent Guidelines Board annually sets the maximum rent increases permitted for some one million apartments.  The … Continue reading

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