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Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Over the last two years, some 75,700 people applied for asylum in Berlin. About half of them received it. Where do they live now? What does the future hold for them? more

Jan 25, 2017 3:00 PM , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

John's Hausverwaltung may be illegally charging him more money for a relatively common practice among tenants here. And, with regret, he's just going to let it happen... more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

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Photo by Clemens v. Vogelsang (Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

John loves East Berlin's Tierpark – a zoo that was created after an aristocratic house had their palace confiscated by the GDR. Are there any other things we could confiscate? Here's a few suggestions. more

Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

Mar 3, 2014 2:20 PM Zeitgeist

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