The NYC Housing Market Is Now So Bleak That People Would Happily Live in a Bar Bathroom

We’ve all heard stories about friends of friends who have braved New York City’s steep real estate prices by living in a walk-in closet, or a 200-square-foot water tower, or a converted brick pizza oven. Last week, bartender Alana Reali came face-to-face with the depressing shit show that is the New York housing… »10/12/15 11:30am10/12/15 11:30am

New York City to Finally Provide More Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims 

For the first time since 2009, New York City is planning to add more beds in emergency and transitional shelters for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is believed to be one of the driving forces behind the city’s skyrocketing homelessness problem, along with mental illness and unemployment. »9/21/15 11:50am9/21/15 11:50am

HIV-Positive People in China Hired to Harass Residents Out of Homes

A real estate company in China is accused of hiring six HIV-positive people to "harass" residents into leaving a housing compound so it could be destroyed, paving the way for a profitable re-development. The HIV-positive people were apparently told to wave their "AIDS identity cards" at the residents to frighten them… »12/31/14 10:50am12/31/14 10:50am

Of Course the Most Annoying Craigslist Ad Ever Is from San Francisco

Once upon a time, a long long time ago (ok, a year and a half), I lived amongst the techies and burners of San Francisco. I'll always love that beautiful city for its breathtaking views and burritos, but Christ did all that chillness stress me the fuck out. I never felt more like a neurotic high-strung misfit than the… »2/07/13 4:30pm2/07/13 4:30pm

Should Your Landlord Dictate Who Ends Up In Your Bed?

Has your landlord ever banned you from having your significant other sleep over, and if so, was it legal? Depends where you live, but in the case of one redditor who rents a basement from a home owner who told him his girlfriend wasn't welcome, it's against the law — probably. (In Alberta, where he lives, tenant's… »9/10/12 5:20pm9/10/12 5:20pm

A Weekend Of Talks For Obama, And Decisions For Clinton?

  • Officials are confirming that Hillary Clinton met with Barack Obama in Chicago to talk about a potential Cabinet slot. Two "senior Democratic officials" confirmed to the Huffington Post that Clinton was offered Secretary of State and asked for time to consider it, but she didn't admit to anything at a press…
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