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Is New York City turning a blind eye to lead poisoning?

When you think of lead poisoning, you might think about the recent news from Flint, Michigan. The city was in the news for months after its citizens learned their water…

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The Difference a Day Can Make

On September 11, tenant Lareese Williams asked the owners of the East New York apartment building to install railings in the apartment where his family resided. It was not the…

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New laws helping protect NYC renters with Asthma

Over 25 million individuals in the United States suffer from Asthma, a common lung disease that causes a person to experience difficulties breathing. Unfortunately, for many people, the quality of…

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Lead poisoning: A hidden hazard for unwary New York renters

How many apartments in New York carry the threat of possible lead exposure to occupants? No one has a solid number. What we do know, because the city recently admitted…

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Renter safety is a landlord’s obligation

The news has been filled lately with sad stories of death and injury due to fires in rental housing in New York. One story making headlines involves a Buffalo family…

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3 tenant rights you might not have known you had

If you are a tenant in the Big Apple, there are several rights that you have. These rights can vary from city to city and state to state, so it’s…

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What should you do to address a landlord-tenant dispute?

Your living situation is an incredibly important part of your life, obviously. Everyone expects a peaceful, warming and welcoming home to live in. So when a landlord fails to live…

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Criminal charges filed against landlord and accomplices in East Village gas explosion

New York City residents likely remember seeing images of the aftermath of a gas explosion that rocked the city’s East Village neighborhood last March. As a result of the explosion…

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Why are so many rent-controlled buildings and units falling into disrepair?

Residents of New York City are all too familiar with the rising costs of living in the city. Among the most expensive of all living costs are those related to…

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Revisiting the 2010 Brooklyn apartment building fire that killed 5, injured 1

In New York City, space is in high demand and landlords readily exploit every opportunity to attract more tenants and increase rent prices. Some landlords have even gone so far…

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