A daily tour around the web through the eyes of a NYC vertical dweller.
- The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the effect of the new bedbug disclosure forms landlords are required to complete. "You are going to put a scarlet B on a lot of apartment buildings and make tenants afraid to rent," says Sherwin Belkin, a lawyer who represents many landlords.” And a poll shows that 30% of NYC residents “sought advice about bedbug protection” in the past year. (Wall Street Journal)
- “[L]imiting tenants to two guests per day? Charging $15 each for friends #3 and #4? Banning groups of five or more without a reservation made five days in advance? So not chill!” So says Curbed, posting a copy of the new house rules for luxury rental building 2 Cooper Square. (Curbed, EV Grieve)
- Open house attendance as a hobby? Crain’s reports “a quarter of attendees say they have no interest in buying anything but value the food, decorating tips; serious house hunters turn search into a science.” (Crain's)
- A poster on the StreetEasy forum asks for assistance estimating how much it will cost to do a high-end gut renovation of a Greenwich Village 2 bedroom, 1 bath co-op. There is no consensus, but the answer seems to be quite a lot. (StreetEasy)
- Looking for an inexpensive way to add art to your home? Apartment Therapy lists 10 affordable print shops. (Apartment Therapy)