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                                    USEFUL ARTICLES FOR TENANTS

July 16, 2019 "Landlords Strike Back, Suing to Dismantle Rent Regulation
" NY Times

Dec 26, 2018 - "Leaks, Mold and Rats: Why NYC Goes Easy on Its Worst Landlords." NY Times

Dec 14, 2018 - "New York City Can Protect Tenants Now" NY Times

Nov 28, 2018 -  "18 Bills with One Goal: Bad Landlord CrackdownNY Times

May 21, 2018 - "When Renovations Lead to Relocation"  NY Times


May 20, 2018 The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City 


May 20, 2018 - Unsheltered: What You Need to Know as a New York Tenant


Chelsea Now Articles:
Dec 20 2017 - Naughty Landlord Limbo is Coal for Chelsea Tenants [Link]
Nov 29 2017 - Tenacious Tenants Seek Solutions as Gas Outages Goes On [Link]
Oct 4 2017 -  New Laws Give More Muscle to Tenant Safety [Link
Feb 23 2017 - Penn South Resident’s Website Charts Change in Chelsea [Link]


Aug 19 2015- Tenants Turn the Corner at W. 23rd and 11th [Link]

Jul 15 2015- Momentum Building to Confront Construction Permit Fraud [Link]

Apr 23 2015- Report Exposes Lying Landlords, Devious Developers [Link]

Apr 30 2015- Enforcement Must Follow City’s Address Permit Fraud Promise [Link]

May 7 2015- CRP Pressing for Promised Building Fraud Action [Link]

Housing Resources


Compiled by Save Chelsea Board Member Cher Carden


The Metropolitan Council on Housing [Link]

Anyone who wants to be on Met Council's e-mail list for notifications of actions, hearing and other pertinent events can send a e-mail to:

Their counseling hotlines are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, 212 979-0611


Housing Notebook [Link]

Weekly Radio show, Monday Nights 8:00 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM


Housing Conservation Coordinators [Link]

NYC Rent Guidlines Board, DHCR Fact Sheets [Link]


Tenant's Rights Guide [Link to PDF]


NYS Tenants and Neighbors [Link]


Free Legal Advice at Hudson Guild

Thursday nights weekly at 7:00 PM  

Held at the Fulton Center at the corner of 17th Street and 9th Avenue.

Led by Rosa Marie Del LaTorre.  Group question and answer sessions assisted by a different tenant lawyer volunteer who will answer each individual question and concern.


Free Housing Clinic Service at Corey Johnson's District Office

Second Tuesday of every month 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Held at 224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206 (Phone Number: 212 564-7757)

Housing Attorneys will be available on site. Individuals will be seen on a first come first serve basis, so it is recommended to arrive early!


*Note: NYS Tenants and Neighbors and The Met Council on Housing both offer information and advice on all matters concerning tenants including how to start a tenant association in your building and will include your email on their list for updated newsletters and political movements and news affecting tenants.  They also provide a list of elected officials whom tenants can contact with their housing concerns.


Chelsea Coalition on Housing

Housing Rights Initiative

Stabilizing New York 

Goddard Law Project


Westside Neighborhood Alliance

Housing Justice for All  


Tenants and Neighbors

Housing Conservation Coordinators


Local Politicians

Councilmember Erik Bottcher

District Office

(212) 564-7757

224 W 30th St, Suite 1206

New York, NY 10001


New York State Senator Brad Hoylman

District Office

(212) 633-8052

322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700

New York, NY 10001


Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick

66th Assembly District Office

(212) 674-5153

853 Broadway, Suite 2007
New York, NY 10003


Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried

75th Assembly District Office

(212) 807-7900

242 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001


Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal

67th Assembly District Office

(212) 873-6368

230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F
New York, NY 10023


Community Board 4

(212) 736-4536

330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Historic images of Chelsea can be found in the GVSHP image Archives.
Ruth E. Cushman Collection

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