Power Is On, but Some Still Shiver

As electricity returned on Wednesday for every New York City public-housing resident, another dangerous impact from superstorm Sandy lingered: More than 15,000 of those residents have no heat with a cold snap descending on the region.

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5 Great Tips for Buying a Home

With great opportunities abounding in the housing market and historically-low interest rates still intact, consumers can secure record-breaking values on a home purchase, according to New York-based real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey.

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How to Win Eviction Case Against Tenant Who Overcharges Roommate, New York Apartment Law Insider

If you discover that a rent-stabilized tenant is overcharging a roommate, you may be able to win the tenant’s eviction in housing court. But winning these types of eviction cases isn’t easy,

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When Churches Face Foreclosure

The story of the church’s problems might seem unusual, if only for the prominence of its subject: Family Christian Center is among the largest congregations in the U.S., and Munsey has been a familiar national presence through commentary and interviews in the mainstream media and by his frequent appearances on the internationally broadcasted program “This is Your Day.” However, the problems facing Family Christian Center are anything but unusual.

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Five NYC Laws Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

As many Zone A inhabitants can surely attest to, knowing your rights as a renter is never a bad thing. But, while the Warranty of Habitabilityis certainly important, it’s not the only law that could come in handy for a renter. Here are five things your landlord doesn’t want you to know:

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“Q & A: Landlord Raises Garage Rent,” New York Times

I have a rent-stabilized apartment with a garage space in New York City. For my upcoming lease, the landlord wants to apply the rent guideline increase of 2 percent or $20, whichever is greater, to the current rent for the garage. A neighbor who rents storage space in the building for $50 a month is also being told that she has to pay the $20 increase on her new lease. Can the landlord do this?

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Are Landlords Really Responsible for Con-Ed’s Inability to Provide Power?

Are you saying that whenever a rent regulated tenant loses power because of a widespread power outage that the tenant is entitled to a rent abatement?

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You’re In Charge Now

Launching a successful business requires talent, the commitment of many people, dedication and of course, a clear cut plan and strategy. Just like launching a business, a co-op or condo needs this kind of support when it makes the transition from sponsor-run to board run.

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Reaching for the Sun: Is It Possible to Own Too Much Real Estate?

When the credit crisis hit and the real estate market all but collapsed, news of disgraced developers became commonplace, their tales more often than not layered with intrigue.

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New York State Bar Association Hosts Webcast for 2,000 Attorneys on How to Assist Superstorm Sandy Victims

More than 2,000 people – including attorneys from 28 states and three other countries – participated in a webcast for lawyers seeking to provide legal assistance to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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