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Live in a co-op for 60 years, one might expect that if something breaks, management will be there to fix it immediately. When water flooded the kitchen of Murray and Rita Hyman at 3720 Independence Ave., they thought repairs would be quick and easy. They were wrong. more
Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
Hal Dorfman designed a three-story single-family home for College Road a little more than a year ago. But even as winter continues on, potential construction is at a standstill while the property’ owners try to wade through some of the red tape put up by the Fieldston Property Owners Association. more
While many hope to find solace in their own home, Rosario Ramon has grown weary of hers. “As much as I love my home, I’m also tired of fighting these battles with this building’s landlord,” Ramon said, in Spanish. “There’s just so much to deal with that I don’t even know where to begin.” more
Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to ensure families in danger of experiencing homelessness get a fresh start to the new year. more
For some families impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19 these last two years, it’s been hell. More so if that same family struggles to make monthly mortgage payments. more
The new year started in the 20s with a threat of snow that never came. But for many living at Fort Independence Houses, the fear wasn’t about getting to work or school — it was about simply staying warm. more
The coronavirus pandemic has been rough on many. But if you’re a co-op owner who’s struggled to make ends meet during these up and down economic times, there may finally be some relief. Reverse mortgages have been available to just about any homeowner. Except those in co-operatives. more
Bring up the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway during a Community Board 8 meeting, and prepare for fireworks. But it was a much different tone during a recent town hall involving one of the shelter’s supporters, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. There was less focus on the complaints, and ultimately more of an opportunity to ask questions. more
It’s been 1,548 days since Hurricane Maria ravaged her home of Puerto Rico. Yet, Janet Torres still lives with devastating effects — but not from the storm. more
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