Little Clarity and More Fear for New York City Tenants on The Brink of Eviction

Little Clarity and More Fear for New York City Tenants on The Brink of Eviction Tenants marched the streets of Bushwick demanding the state cancel rent. | Erik McGregor/Getty Images “I lost my dad, my best friend, and the person who paid our rent.” At the height of the pandemic in New York, Julio Peña woke up early each morning and rode the bus to his job stocking shelves and cleaning at a C-Town supermarket in the Bronx. In April,…

Best Short-Term Rentals in NYC — All Under $3,000

Best Short-Term Rentals in NYC — All Under $3,000 Courtesy of Node Living Consider these one-bedrooms, which offer short-term rental options in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Bushwick, and Hell’s Kitchen. These are uncertain times for New Yorkers. With hundreds of thousands of the city’s residents facing unemployment as a result of the coronavirus — and some considering moving out of the city altogether — short-term rentals are on the rise. In response to renters’ uncertainty, landlords and property…

A Dutch Farmhouse With a Barn in Midwood Wants $3.25M

A Dutch Farmhouse With a Barn in Midwood Wants $3.25M Photos: Dan Brody/Courtesy of Delton Cheng, Century 21 Homefront The historic home served as quarters for Hessian officers during the Revolutionary War. Price: $3,250,000 Location: Midwood, Brooklyn This 18th-century Dutch Colonial farmhouse, known as the Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead, stands on an otherwise unassuming street in the Madison section of Midwood in Brooklyn. The home is located at 1669 East 22nd Street, between Avenue P and Quentin Road, near a wide variety…

Ditmas Park Victorian With Wraparound Porch Asks $2.5M

Ditmas Park Victorian With Wraparound Porch Asks $2.5M Photos: Allyson Lubow/Courtesy of Compass And there’s space for a home office. Price: $2,495,000 Location: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn Built in 1930, this Victorian house at 241 Stratford Road isn’t part of any of the nearby historic districts, but its architectural style and tree-lined surroundings are consistent with Ditmas Park’s characterful suburban vibe. The home is walking distance to the southern tip of Prospect Park and just up the block from the Cortelyou…

What It’s Like to Not Pay Rent, According to Striking Tenants

What It’s Like to Not Pay Rent, According to Striking Tenants Getty Images Inside a rent strike in the Bronx. Defective locks make for dubious building security. Walls sag with water damage and look as if they’re melting. An infestation of vermin plagues apartments. These are the conditions that some tenants in an apartment building on Sheridan Avenue in the South Bronx have endured for years. But it was the outbreak of COVID-19 in March that was the final straw.…

In the East Village, a Two-Bedroom Duplex with a Garden Wants $995K

In the East Village, a Two-Bedroom Duplex with a Garden Wants $995K Photos: Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Prewar details include a wood-burning fireplace and exposed brick. Welcome back to the Six-Digit Club, where we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tip line. Price: $995,000 Location: East Village, Manhattan This two-bedroom co-op is in a five-story prewar building at 103 East 10th Street,…

Coronavirus and Extreme Heat Are ‘on a Collision Course’ as NYC Summer Begins

Coronavirus and Extreme Heat Are ‘on a Collision Course’ as NYC Summer Begins Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Among the initiatives to combat extreme heat, the de Blasio administration launched a program to provide free air conditioners to vulnerable New Yorkers. It was a hot summer morning in the Bronx on Tuesday, June 23, with temperatures climbing into the high 80s. Jose Batista, an 81-year-old tenant in the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Mitchel Houses, was getting ready to…

For $625K, a Pocket-Size Scandinavian-Inspired Studio in Soho

For $625K, a Pocket-Size Scandinavian-Inspired Studio in Soho Photos: Nick Glimenakis/Courtesy of Yesim Ak, Compass The space was overhauled by Norwegian model Sophia Lie and is selling furnished. Welcome back to the Six-Digit Club, where we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tip line. Price: $625,000 Location: Soho, Manhattan The rare Soho apartment for well under $1 million (even studios in the area…

New York Housing Courts Reopen to Confusion and Protests

New York Housing Courts Reopen to Confusion and Protests Stephanie Keith/Getty Images “I feel like I’m on the edge of a cliff, and I’m just waiting for a push to send me over.” Daniella Vega has called every tenant hotline she could find, but she still doesn’t know if she’s on the cusp of being evicted. The 27-year-old artist shared a three-bedroom apartment in Bushwick with two roommates, but they both moved out due to the pandemic, saddling the freelancer…

American Museum of Natural History to Remove Racist Theodore Roosevelt Statue

American Museum of Natural History to Remove Racist Theodore Roosevelt Statue Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images NYC activists have long called for the removal of the monument. For several decades, activists have fought for the city to remove the statue of Theodore Roosevelt from the American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) entrance. The bronze monument shows the former president on top of a horse with two figures standing below him: an African man on one side and a Native American…