Category: Markets

Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 6, “A different situation by law”

22 July, 2014 (08:56) | Affordability, Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, Rental, Takings | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By:David A. Smith Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest […]

Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 5, “No Airborne Chairs”

21 July, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, Rental, Takings | No comments

[Continued from last week's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By:David A. Smith                        Psychiatrist: I think we should meet again. How’s tomorrow for you? [Phil begins punching himself in the head through pillow] Psychiatrist: Is that not good? – Groundhog Day Every year without fail, New York City’s Rent […]

Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 4, “Off the wall, off the wall”

18 July, 2014 (10:00) | Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, Rental, Takings | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By:David A. Smith                               Larry: People just don’t understand what is involved in this. This an art-form! You know, I think that most people just think that I hold a camera and point at stuff, but there is a *heck* of a […]

Groundhog day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 3, “Scores of screaming tenants”

17 July, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, rental, Takings | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By:David A. Smith Rita: Do you ever have déjà vu? Phil: Didn’t you just ask me that? —Groundhog Day Through Part 2 of this grimly lengthy post on Rent Stabilization and the Rent Guidelines [sic] Board, we’ve seen that it is among the worst possible approaches […]

Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 2, “These Horror stories”

16 July, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, Rental, Takings | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By:David A. Smith Phil: [to Rita] I’m reliving the same day over and over. – Groundhog Day Yesterday’s Part 1 of this potentially-recursive post introduced the mechanisms of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, whose mandate results in process without principles, where members can choose for themselves what goal […]