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As Vote Looms, Tenants Ask Rent Guidelines Board to Give Them a Break

RGB public hearing attendees protest embattled landlord Steven Croman. (Photo: Karissa Gall)

RGB public hearing attendees protest embattled landlord Steven Croman. (Photo: Karissa Gall)

How many landlords does it take to change a lightbulb? Metropolitan Council on Housing volunteer Mary Crosby posed the rhetorical question to members of the Rent Guidelines Board at last night’s public hearing at Cooper Union. “None, because everyone knows landlords don’t do repairs anymore,” she said. Here’s another one for you: how many owners does it take to change a lightbulb? You’ll never guess… it’s also “none,” she said, “because the owners have removed the light sockets during an eviction.”

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Save Huge On Rotary Phones as Miss Hoe Leaves the Bowery

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Miss Hoe is the perfect place to shop for a person who doesn’t need anything (flamingo-shaped lamps! owl backpacks! mushroom pillows!). But a rent hike is forcing the little box of cute overload across from the New Museum to leave the corner of Bowery and Prince at the end of the month.

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