Posts Tagged ‘Rising Rents’

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

Landlord Raised Rents for Renovations Never Done, Lawsuit Says | NY Times

By KIM BARKER Randy Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about $1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records. Eventually she asked the state for a history of rent increases on the apartment. She learned that […]


Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

Why Don’t We Ever Hear About Commercial Rent Policy? | Gotham Gazette

by John Surico Mid-June, it was a block in Washington Heights that was poised to be the next to close up shop. The landlord, Coltown Properties, looked to evict the mostly Latino-owned stores on the street, which included a barbershop, restaurant, and income tax service. The store proprietors faced the same issue as many other […]


Uptown Bar Known for Arts and LGBT Events Shutters | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A local bar known for its arts programming and for providing a home for Uptown LGBT community events — including one inspired by extravagant drag balls held in Harlem 80 years ago — has closed its doors due to financial struggles, its owner said. The Red Room Lounge, located […]


MAP: Highest Percentage of Manhattan’s ‘Worst’ Landlords Are Uptown | DNAinfo

MAP: Highest Percentage of Manhattan's 'Worst' Landlords Are Uptown | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong UPPER MANHATTAN — When it comes to Manhattan’s worst landlords, Uptown has more than any other area in the borough — with dozens of buildings beset by mold, chronic leaks and the lack of heat and hot water. According to a landlord watch list recently released by Public Advocate Letitia James, 69 […]


Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A Dyckman Street deli that has been part of the neighborhood for more than a quarter of a century will close its doors next week due to an increase in the cost of its space, the owner said. The Dyckman Seaman Grocery, located at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue, […]


indiegogo Spotlight: El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA

indiegogo Spotlight: El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA

Short Summary My name is Andrew J. Padilla and I am the creator/director of the award-winning documentary El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem. Despite it’s problems, East Harlem has always had a true sense of community. You always knew the butcher, the baker, and the coquito maker. They looked out for you. But a […]


With a Virtual Tour, Preserving the History of East Harlem | NY Times

With a Virtual Tour, Preserving the History of East Harlem | NY Times

By MICHAELLE BOND Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, two legendary Latin musicians, may not have had superpowers, but an artist from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, plans to tap the popularity of comic book heroes to celebrate the significance of these and other figures in the cultural history of East Harlem. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, an artist specializing in comic-book-style […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Washington Heights Journal – Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Washington Heights Journal - Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences | NY Times

By EVAN ABRAMSON Published: March 20, 2009 As he does two Tuesdays a month at 7:30 p.m., Gregory Nuñez lugged a small soundboard and a mic stand down the stairs of his fourth-floor apartment on Post Avenue in Inwood, east of Broadway. Outside, his gray-flecked mohawk was barely noticeable under the street lamps, as young […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

By MANNY FERNANDEZ Published: March 4, 2007 STANDING behind the cramped counter of Los Guarinos, his bodega in Washington Heights, Joel Olivo deals not in big money but in small change. Jolly Ranchers candies, at a nickel apiece, are among his biggest sellers. Los Guarinos also sells cold beer and cigarettes, but on most days […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Changing Face of Harlem

indiegogo Spotlight: Changing Face of Harlem

About The Film: Changing Face of Harlem is a film told from the voices of longtime residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy about the dreams and struggles of a neighborhood. The film explains Harlem’s intricate history so you can comprehend the complexity and height of emotions that Harlem citizens express today. If you weren’t […]

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