CNET reports that NYC officials have determined that Warren should pay $2,400 for “violating the city’s illegal hotel law” and that apartments “may only be used as private residences and may not be rented for transient, hotel, or motel purposes” essentially making Airbnb illegal in New York (except for stays of 30 days or longer).
The percentage of your take-home pay you spend on housing.
The staff at Tumblr linked to some of their favorite blogs of the moment, and one of them is called “THE WORST ROOM”—a blog about “trying to find affordable housing in New York City” but is really a blog about some of the saddest rooms for rent on the market for crazy amounts of money. One thousand dollars a month to live in someone’s walk-in closet! Is there any air circulation? Who knows!? My stars.
Jumping off from my previous WWYD column, I woke up this morning to find a bunch of messages on Twitter from some fine folks discussing what percentage of their income they spend on rent.
Three years of student housing to coincide with my last three years of undergrad. We were packed in like sardines and the walls were so thin we could hear the people across the hall sometimes, but it was a ton of fun.
The Stranger has a nice in-depth, 6,000-word story on the developers who are building affordable microhousing units in Seattle, and the residents who are fighting against it.
The Verge has a great story about New York apartment rentals and a new startup that is trying to disrupt the market.
The Morning News has a collection of New York neighborhoods and their equivalents in cities around the country and the world submitted by some excellent people around the web. This list was all I ever wanted every time I moved or travelled.
In Harvard Magazine, the architects who won New York City’s “microstudio” competition explain how they came up with their concept.