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Housing

  1. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  2. the city politic
    Hundreds of NYCHA Residents Are Facing the Polar Vortex With No HeatWith temps dropping and a potential federal takeover looming, tenants are being hit with trouble on all sides – and some are talking rent strike.
  3. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  4. racism
    Racism’s Cost to Black Homeowners Is About $48,000, Study FindsIt’s more proof that the notion that generational poverty is linked to moral inadequacy, particularly in the black community, just isn’t true.
  5. new york city housing authority
    Don’t Expect Ben Carson to Fix New York City’s Housing WoesNew York City’s public housing is in shambles, but a federal receivership probably won’t help.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  7. jared kushner
    Kushner’s Company Fined $201K for False Housing DocumentsThe company submitted fraudulent construction applications, in an alleged bid to force rent-regulated tenants out of its buildings through harassment.
  8. california
    California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  9. business
    Is New York Cracking Down on Airbnb to Help Local Residents or Hotels?Supporters of new Airbnb regulation argue that it drives up rents, but opponents say the hotel industry–backed law will only deprive locals of income.
  10. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  11. GOP Congressman: Refusing to Sell Your House to a Gay Person Is a RightDana Rohrabacher suggests that Christians have a right to know that the people buying their house will never engage in sexual activity they dislike.
  12. DI Politics Chat: Upzoning the American DreamDaily Intelligencer writers chat about the urban housing crisis and progressive politics.
  13. select all
    Montreal Man Trapped in Airbnb PurgatoryHe’s the only permanent resident in his building.
  14. pottery burn
    Pottery Barn Brutally Negs MillennialsApparently our homes are not big enough for their furniture.
  15. Airbnb Could Be Making Your Apartment More ExpensiveIt makes finding an apartment harder.
  16. The Weird Socialist Logjam That Gives Stockholmers 20-Year Apartment WaitsMaybe Scandinavia isn’t the best at everything after all.
  17. How to Live in a Micro-Apartment Without Going CrazyA psychologist has a few tips for staying happy in tiny spaces.
  18. Brutal Sign Shames Airbnb-Using NOLA Tourists: “Enjoy Our Former Homes Y’all!!!”Short-term rentals are driving out longtime residents.
  19. from the archives
    The Trump Voter, Before TrumpFrom Pete Hamill’s 1969 New York feature, “The Revolt of the White Lower Middle Class.”
  20. Brooklyn Real Estate Continues to Skyrocket But the rental market is showing some weakness.
  21. real estate
    Buyers Are Getting Priced Out of Manhattan“I don’t see any relief, outside of a recession where people have to sell.”
  22. first person
    4 People, 650 Square Feet: A Love StoryHow I came around to family life in a one-bedroom New York apartment.
  23. The High Cost of Expensive TownhousesHow building restrictions in New York and San Francisco are strangling the whole economy.
  24. Davidson: How the de Blasio Housing Plan Is Good, If Wishful, Thinking“The city’s most urgent problem: The rent is too damn high.”
  25. worst landlords
    Bronx Tenants Sue After 113 Calls to 311 Fail to Restore Heat, Hot WaterThey want their landlord to address 194 open violations.
  26. landlords gone mad
    UWS Building Won’t Let Low-Rent Tenants Use GymThey’re pissed.
  27. the third terminator
    Mayor Bloomberg Sees Lack of Affordable Housing As a ‘Good Sign’It is, for some people.
  28. hurricane sandy
    The Last Hotel-Bound Sandy Victims Face EvictionThere are 350 or so still relying on city funds.
  29. You Still Can’t Afford a House, ProbablyLuckily, you’re not alone.
  30. hurricane sandy
    Officials Try to Solve Post-Sandy Housing CrisisWith a plan to place displaced families in vacant apartments.
  31. horrible inconveniences
    Entire Bronx Building Wins Worst Hotel Trip EverEveryone’s getting kicked out of their homes because the fire escapes were removed.
  32. Coming Soon
    Amsterdam Falafel: In Need of HousingYour chickpeas depend on it.
  33. jobs
    New Jobless Claims Hit Four-Year LowGood signs in some new economic data.
  34. housing
    The Housing Market May Already Be in a Double DipThat’s not good news.
  35. managing expectations
    Freddie Mac Posts $4.1 Billion Loss, Asks Treasury For $100 Million To Tide It OverAnd don’t expect the mortgage giant to become solvent anytime soon.
  36. housing
    The Government Is Not Happy With the Banks and Their Third-Quarter ProfitsThe New York Fed tells the banks to take back their crappy mortgages, while the White House finishes one big investigation and starts another.
  37. housing
    Banks Get Slapped Around By Fannie, Freddie, and 40 Attorneys GeneralNext time you kick thousands of people out of their homes, make sure not to make stuff up on the foreclosure documents.
  38. real estate
    New York Real Estate Market Reports: ‘People Feel Like It’s a Good Time to Buy’The city’s brokerages released their second-quarter numbers today.
  39. real estate
    Manhattan Real Estate Market Reports: Closings Up, Prices DownGood news for buyers!
  40. the greatest depression
    Give Us Your Poor, Your Tired, Your Entire CountryAll of England could fit in our McMansions.
  41. developing
    The New York Real-Estate Boom: R.I.P.The ‘Times’ and the ‘Post’ both ran obituaries for the city real-estate bubble today.
  42. the morning line
    Murder at Deutsche Bank? • The deaths of two firefighters in the Deutsche Bank blaze this weekend may be classified as homicides — and it could be negligent contractors, who disabled a critical standpipe, and chain-smoking Eastern European immigrants, who started the fire, who are accused of murdering them. [NYP]
  43. the morning line
    756* • Juror Bloomberg is back at his day job — and he’s brokered a deal with Albany that will require more developers in more neighborhoods to include low-income housing in their projects. Spitzer’s likely to sign. [NYT]
  44. atlantic yards watch
    Ratner, Lopez Do Business the Old-Fashioned Way Major decisions and policy changes often seem to come out of nowhere in Albany, thrown together in the late-night rush to beat the close of a legislative session. But when it comes to Bruce Ratner and Atlantic Yards, the foundation for such maneuvers has been quietly in the works for years. And last night, the savvy stroking paid off for him yet again. It’ll cost you, though.
  45. photo op
    Location, Location, Location Next month, Christie’s will auction a 1951 prefab aluminum house designed modernist icon Jean Prouve, but, for now, it’s on display on the Long Island City waterfront. The auction house estimates the Maison Tropicale, as it’s called, one of only three constructed, will sell for $4 to $6 million; the winner bidder will receive simply a kit, a collection of metal parts. (“Like an Ikea piece, but bigger,” as the Times described it this week.) Which is a shame: $6 million for these views is a steal. Related: From Africa to Queens Waterfront, a Modernist Gem for Sale to the Highest Bidder [NYT]
  46. the morning line
    Bloomberg Goes for Mexican • The mayor is visiting Tepoztlán, Mexico — the site of the slightly kooky, yet reportedly very effective, cash-for-good-behavior program that he’s hoping to implement here. Hey, if it’s good for Tepoztlán …NYT] • NYU Student Council president Meredith Dolgin, 21, is in hot water for (a) tampering with elections, (b) using school funds for a personal trip, and (c) getting her own grandmother a paid speaking engagement at the university. [NYP] • We may get to read more by former journalist Peter Braunstein. His journal has been deemed admissible at his trial, and it reportedly contains detailed plans for the costumed kidnapping and assault that made him infamous. [NYDN] • It’s not all luxury condos for Brooklyn: A blockwide affordable-housing complex will be built in Fort Greene, the city says. More than 300 apartments of the 434 total units will be subsidized. [amNY] • And, here’s an idea how to save Little Italy: high-end Italian boutiques! A neighborhood activist, working with the Medici Foundation, wants Armani, Fendi, et al, to give Mulberry a “Little Milan” tinge. Too bad they’re all five blocks away, on West Broadway. [MetroNY]
  47. in other news
    Bubble Island The housing bubble has become a geographical concept — and we’re literally living in it. According to the first-quarter figures for 2007, as the national real-estate market chokes on unsold inventory, Manhattan prices continue to climb. An average apartment on the island fetched 6 percent more this year than in the last quarter of 2006, say Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property (the ultra-upbeat Corcoran reports a 12 percent jump). But wait, there’s more. Not only the prices, but also the number of sales rose. It appears that Manhattanites, or newcomers determined to live in Manhattan, tend to treat sky-high property prices as a kind of dare: the higher they go, the more we buy. Why such ostentatious, and growing, disconnect from the rest of the country? We’ve got Wall Street, that’s why. The upward trend is especially evident in the upper reaches of the market, where bonus-happy financiers are seen shelling out more than ever (and 20 percent more than last year) for four-plus-bedrooms. Market Strong for Apartments in Manhattan [NYT]