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May 2018 Archives

NYC renters thinking about Airbnb listings need to be in the know

Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph attorneys provide strong and proven representation to NYC tenants, condo unit owners and co-op shareholders across the virtual universe of housing-related concerns. We note on our Manhattan law firm's website that HMGDJ advocates on behalf of our valued clients "in disputes over evictions, rent increases, rental-owner conversions and other issues."

Strong adverse spotlight targets Facebook in housing lawsuit

Any article discussing Facebook might reasonably lead off with reference to its size and clout. A recent New York Times piece refers to the company as an "advertising behemoth," which is certainly the case. Reportedly, Facebook users total more than two billion a month. The globe's largest social network site took in an estimated $40 billion in ad revenues last year.

New Chance For Rent Laws As IDC Members Rejoin Democrats

Last month after 6 years of caucusing with the NY State Senate Republicans, the "Independent Democratic Conference" or "IDC" dissolved and their 8 members have rejoined the New York State Senate Democrats. With the reunification of the Senate Democrats there is new hope that pro-tenant legislation that has been blocked by the Republicans will be passed.

NYC rent regulation about fairness, stability - not affordability

It makes sense why real estate groups and developers' lobbying entities have long pushed - consistently and insidiously - the argument that New York City rent stabilization is all about affordability for the metro's most cash-pressured tenants.

NYC apartments: from undesirable to in demand

With millions of apartment units in New York City, it's hard to imagine that there was ever a time when the city didn't have them. Today, nearly 70 percent of NYC residents rent an apartment, which is twice the average nationwide. But that wasn't always the case.