Astonished by the hidden, $10,000 fees when searching for her Manhattan apartment, Phillips posted a series of TikTok videos which garnered media attention.
“It started out basically just venting on TikTok, but the more I looked into the policies and regulations surrounding the NYC apartment search, it started to make me really upset.
There’s a clear power dynamic favoring the landlord, which makes it really hard for young working people to find housing in the city. The dream of “starting your career in New York City” is becoming increasingly inaccessible, and these fees are just the shameless cherry on top”- Piper Phillips, 2023
Her story was covered by Daily Mail and both the online and print edition of the NY Post.
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