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News & Features State Senator Marty Golden (Photo By Erica Sherman)
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The state’s laws regulating rent increases and eviction policies for the more than two million New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated housing — including thousands of our neighbors — expired Monday night after Albany lawmakers could not reach an agreement to extend them. The move has been met with vehement condemnation from city officials, including…

Real Estate
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We all know that looking for new apartments is a horrible soul-deadening experience. Just ask Sheepshead Bites editor Ned Berke. Finding a decent new apartment is a maddening, expensive affair that usually ends with you crammed into a closet with three strange roommates who never clean out the drain in the bathtub. The task has proven…

Real Estate
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Gentrification is one of the most emotionally loaded words in Brooklyn. Some welcome it with open arms, embracing all the artisanal cheese and organic coffee shops left in its wake. Others detest it like a virus, decrying the loss of the “real” Brooklyn, horrified by the hipster harem left in its wake. Those less concerned with the…

Business
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New York City marshals evicted Paradise Garden Restaurant and Nightclub from the property at 2814 Emmons Avenue on Monday for failure to pay rent. According to neighbors, the owners of the restaurant failed to pay rent and taxes for two years. The Marshal’s office was unable to confirm this information by press time due to…

Real Estate
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Tuesday Tips is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future. A reader sent Sheepshead Bites the following letter this week: I live in a two bedroom apartment in a Voorhies Avenue co-op. I wanted to discuss unfair rents where some people…