Tag: landlords

Proposed City Council bill would force landlords to pay broker fees

Jun. 23, 2023 By Adam Daly

Brooklyn Council Member Chi Ossé recently introduced legislation aiming to alleviate the financial burden of broker fees on renters, forcing landlords who hire brokers to pay the associated costs. 

Seven months after Bushwick fire, tenants tally to oust ‘negligent’ landlord, get back home

Mar. 23, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith

On August 12, 2022, Mercedes Toribio woke up early to feed her elderly mother and was hit by the smell of smoke in her Bushwick apartment. She immediately got her mother out of bed and onto the street and called 911. She then frantically alerted her neighbors to get them out of the building, she said.

Op-Ed | Crystal’s Corner: Protecting Black Futures is a Moral Obligation to Expand and Fully Fund Right to Counsel

Feb. 28, 2023 By Councilmember Crystal Hudson From 2010 to 2020, New York City saw a 9% decline in its Black population. In just the last decade, the District I represent – which includes the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy – has experienced a 20% loss in its Black…
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