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Renters: Finding a Way to Stay in Harlem

One Harlem resident was determined to remain, even as the area gentrified and rents rose around her.

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Holding Out, Despite the Demolition

Even as his landlord tears down the East Harlem building he lives in, Ray Tirado has stayed put in his apartment. “Harassment by construction” is a critical part of how gentrification takes hold in neighborhoods like this, experts…

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Renters: Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

October 16, 2017 By KIM VELSEY Like many young actors, Erik Heitz, who moved to New York in 2011, has largely lived in sublets. There were six-floor walk-ups that had hot water only a few days a week;…

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Renters: Upsizing to a Two-Bedroom

October 2, 2017 By KIM VELSEY After six years together, four storage units, three cities and almost two years of sharing a 442-square-foot studio apartment, Karen Trivette and Geof Huth finally finished unpacking. The milestone came in March,…

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The Hunt: In Harlem, a Home Without Wheels

Two self-employed artists and their dog left Durham, N.C., hoping to find a home in New York City.

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