Summer Begins with 45 Miles of Open Streets New York

13 more miles of open streets, bringing the total across the boroughs to 45 miles and exceeding his goal of opening 40 miles by the end of May. After stating that this is the largest amount of protected streets in the nation, he assured New Yorkers that “it won’t stop there.” When the mayor first announced the program, he committed to opening 100 miles of streets throughout the pandemic. The latest batch will open tomorrow and includes tons of park-adjacent streets across Queens…

NoHo, Manhattan: A Place to ‘Live and Work and Create’

A once-forgotten part of the city, the neighborhood north of Houston Street now has a vibrant retail and cultural scene — and some of the priciest housing. Living In … NoHo, Manhattan Ara Fitzgerald moved into a spacious apartment in NoHo in 1971, when the area north of Houston Street did not yet have that name and was considered dangerous territory. “It was kind of a no-man’s land,” said Ms. Fitzgerald, 73, a dancer and choreographer. But it was becoming…

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day virtually this year.  The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970.  Since the first Earth Day, New York has:: planted more than 1 million trees with help from the New York Restoration Project, partners, and friends opened more than 200 new parks installed more than 200,000 square feet of green roofs supported gardeners in opening more than 550 community gardens New York continues to create resilient parks and waterfronts, partner with the Natural Areas Conversancy on a 25-year action plan for…

Three Ways to Find a Good Landlord

Finding a good landlord is just as important as finding a good apartment, especially now with unemployment and health concerns.  Apartment Therapy has a helpful article, “How to Find a Good Landlord” with three things renters should look when they want a good landlord-tenant relationship that’s beyond one that’s transactional. Since real estate is a financial investment, tenants should look for these three things: Alignment – Relationship that is a good fit for the landlord and for you Responsiveness –…

New listings plummet in NYC due to coronavirus pandemic

A new report found that new inventory dropped by 89 percent from this time last year. It’s been a little over four weeks since New York City’s statewide pause on nonessential businesses went into effect to curb the spread of COVID-19, and the real estate industry is already feeling the effects. While it’s too early to say if prices in New York will be affected by the pandemic, there’s already one indicator that real estate is on pause: There are fewer transactions…

10 Essential Programs and Resources for Real Estate Professionals and Small Businesses

Overwhelmed with the news and constant updates on resources available to small businesses? GoHomeNY wants to help you navigate the current programs available through the CARES Act to support self-employed individuals, including real estate professionals, small businesses, sole proprietorships and independent contractors.  The programs offered through the CARES Act continue to respond to the current situation.   Below are some helpful resources to see if you are eligible for benefits and to file claims.  We’ll continue to update the resources on…

5 Tips to Help Not Go Crazy in Your Apartment

With the PAUSE order in effect until April 29th, GoHomeNY has 5 Tips to Help You Boost Your Immunity, Calm and Not Go Crazy in Your Apartment.   Visit a Museum Virtually. Spending more time in your apartments is a great opportunity to learn something new – virtually. Experience New York City museums on Google’s Arts & Culture including the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewit.  While other museums have virtual tours or exhibitions on their websites, including…

4 Tips for Renters Affected by COVID-19

There are always unknowables in New York real estate. Now there is infinitely more uncertainty regardless of your individual situation.  That’s what GoHomeNY is here for.  GoHomeNY cares and wants to help you with helpful tips, resources and information for living well through a crisis.    1. Care for Renters in NYC Want to know how you can help or need help?  Any New Yorker’s affected by COVID-19 and needs help or wants to help those affected go to Help…

New York’s coronavirus eviction moratorium, explained

The state has suspended evictions until summer—here’s what renters need to know in the meantime. The novel coronavirus has pummeled New York City’s economy, leaving workers who were gainfully employed only weeks earlier to grapple with the economic fallout. And in a city where renters make up nearly two-thirds of the population, several questions loom large: What happens if I can’t make rent? Will I be evicted? And what rights do I have as a tenant? The good news is that all tenants—residential…

What NYC Renters Need to Know During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in New York City, there’s a looming worry among renters throughout the five boroughs: What happens on April 1? For many tenants, that’s the next date that rent is due; but if people are out of work or have lost other sources of income as a result of the outbreak, they may not be able to pay rent. Other New Yorkers who were planning on moving at the beginning of the month are now…