A small, rectangular lot on College Avenue that until two years ago sat vacant in the shadow of tall buildings is now on its way to becoming an oasis, thanks to the efforts of neighborhood volunteers and a citywide nonprofit.
The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is considering an increase of 0.75% and 2.75% for one-year lease renewals, and 1.75% to 3.75% for two-year renewals. Tenants packed a public hearing at Hostos Community College on June 11 to tell the nine-member board that that those hikes are too high, and they may not be able to pay them.
Demonstrators voiced their anger in front of the Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Oct. 28, saying the city auctioned a commercial building in Port Morris without local input.
A proposal for a noted nonprofit housing group to take over a troubled Melrose apartment building was scuttled at the last minute, upsetting beleaguered tenants – including some on the verge of eviction.