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LGBT Homeless Shelter Named After Bea Arthur Breaks Ground

The shelter is named after the "Golden Girls" star, a supporter of the Ali Forney Center.

Lower East Side »

Nearly $150K of City Council Funding Allocated to Prevent Tenant Harassment

City Councilwomen Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez said it was one of the biggest in their districts.

East Village »

Landlord Has Not Fixed Gas and Hot Water Months After Court Order: Tenants

Tenants went back to court after their landlord failed to restore services by a court-ordered deadline.

Lower East Side »

Landlords Must Post Signs Warning of Lead Exposure, City Says

Inspectors will post signs to let tenants know they've collected dust samples and will test for lead.

East Village »

Tenant Coalition Files Four Lawsuits Against Landlord for Harassment

Tenants of four SMA Equities-owned buildings in the Lower East Side and Nolita are suing their landlord.

East Village »

Elected Officials Accuse NY Observer Owner of Tenant Harassment

Local officials called on developer Jared Kushner to address tenants' concerns at 170-174 E. Second St.

Chinatown »

Landlord Forces Out Tenants Who Don't Speak English, State Says

The state filed a subpoena as part of an investigation of Marolda Properties, which owns 70 buildings.

East Village »

Lottery Offers Affordable East Village Co-Ops for 'a Few Thousand Dollars'

Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association has vacancies in about a dozen co-op apartments.

Lower East Side »

LES Residents Still Without Power and Heat Threaten Rent Strike

Residents of Knickerbocker Village are considering a rent strike after two weeks in the dark and cold.

East Village »

Funding Approved to Convert E. Village Building to 'Bea Arthur' LGBT Home

More than $3 million in funding will be used to renovate the building into a home for up to 18 youths.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Salman Rushdie Urges Cooper Union to Save St. Mark's Bookshop

A letter by author Salman Rushdie is among tens of thousands of petitions set to be delivered to the Cooper Union Tuesday asking the school to reduce the St. Mark's Bookshop's rent, organizers said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

St. Mark's Bookshop Facing Uncertain Future in East Village

The nearly 35-year-old bookstore claims it needs a rent break from landlord the Cooper Union.

Manhattan »

Rent Guidelines Board Gets an Earful From Rent-Stabilized Tenants

Tenant advocates still squared off with the board on Thursday while pushing for a rent freeze.