Tenants, Landlords Unhappy with Approved Apartment Rent Hikes

Alice Apolinaris was not celebrating on June 29, the first day of her retirement after 25 years as a public schools paraprofessional. She burst from her apartment on 3rd Street in Carroll Gardens for a walk, which is how she manages stress. Lately, her anxiety has been growing.

Gov. Hochul Takes On The Supreme Court

Gov. Kathy Hochul appears to be taking action as if she has more power than the U.S. Supreme Court. Hochul — who is Catholic — chastised the Supreme Court because it overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Gov. Hochul Signs New Tougher Gun Laws

Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to sign recently passed legislation Monday that will further toughen New York state’s already strict gun laws, most notably raising the legal age for someone to buy or possess a semi-automatic weapon from 18 to 21. 

Affordable Housing Advocates Fret Over Proposed Stabilized Rent Hike

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board will vote June 21 on the biggest hikes for stabilized rent rates in nearly 10 years. Landowners say they need the hikes to keep pace with inflation. Tenants, meanwhile, assail the idea, adding that inflation is what keeps them from paying more on rent.