Category: Rent control

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 […]

Groundhog day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 1, “A historic Low”

15 July, 2014 (11:18) | Affordability, Apartments, de Blasio, democracy, Housing, Markets, mobs, New York City, Politics, Rent control, Rent Guidelines Board, Rent Stabilization, Rental, Takings | No comments

By:David A. Smith Phil: Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean that we’re up here at Gobbler’s Knob waiting for the forecast from the world’s most famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who’s just about to tell us how much more winter we can expect.  – Groundhog Day Walking into the wrong multiplex theater […]