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Rent Wars: $600/Month West Village 'Prison'

The "Soviet-style mechanism" of rent stabilization?



    Rent Wars: $600/Month West Village 'Prison'
    What keeps rents so high in the West Village?

    Love wasn't in the air in the offices of the New York Post on Valentine's Day, that's for sure. On Saturday the paper declared war on the State Assembly-sponsored package of potential new rent regulation laws, and rent regulation itself. Check out this opinion piece on the "Soviet-style mechanism" of rent stabilization that is supposedly keeping NYC rents too high, and then head on over to this piece penned by an anonymous writer "imprisoned" by his $600-a-month West Village apartment. [NYPost]

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