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Renters across the city have been dealing with uncertainty since the height of the pandemic. more
Some New York residents hoping to see relief during a time of rising costs and inflation may be in for a major disappointment. more
The average rental price over the past month in the Bronx has increased by nearly 1.5 percent from $2,144 to $2,175. That’s according to a report from MNS Real Estate New York City. more
Elected officials across the state are joining Gov. Kathy Hochul in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to dole out $1.6 billion in additional funding to stave off the eviction of 174,000 families in New York. more
As the deadline to file draws near, a number of Bronx politicos are openly considering running for the state senate seat Alessandra Biaggi is vacating. Even some who already have jobs in Albany. Some like Kenny Burgos, who was just elected in 2020 to the Assembly. But he’s not quite ready to commit. more
Christmas. Hanukkah. The holiday season is gone, but some are still feeling the pinch well into January. Not because they spent too much on gifts, but instead because Con Edison dropped a lump of coal into their monthly utility bill. more
Jordan Dewbre wants to help as many people as possible during these difficult times. BronxWorks has joined a consortium of nonprofits to form the Bronx Rental Assistance Network — or BxRAN — to help connect those renters in need with the state’s emergency financial assistance program. more
New York City is starting to breathe a sigh of some relief as it moves into the fourth phase of its economic reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as more people head back to work. But there are still many who stay awake at night worrying about one thing that is likely their largest monthly expense: rent. more
There may be 525,600 minutes in a year, but for many who have had to stay home through the coronavirus pandemic, it might feel more like 525,600 years. Few have probably felt that deeper than the young actors of the Riverdale Rising Stars program who, up until the beginning of spring, were in the final stretch to bring their version of the rock musical “Rent” to stage. more
Since before the Obama administration ended, unemployment has been so low, at below 4 percent, it seemed anyone who wanted a job could get one. The coronavirus changed that, however, with figures jumping to more than 14 percent in April — its highest since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, and even with financial help from the federal government, many still can’t pay bills — like rent. more
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