You don't even know what you're talking about. There are many laws that regulate NYC apartments so that crap you're spewing can be easily addressed. Also, rent control keeps people in their homes. The very same middle class people that you claim it is hurting were allowed to stay in Manhattan after WWII because of rent control. Look at places like Stuyvesant Town. It was a bastion of nurses, soldiers returning from war, and others who would have been kicked out of the City had it not been for rent control. Without it, many of the poor and middle class would have been priced out of the City. You keep ignoring this fact.