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Undercover renters to test for racial bias in NYC, join your local community board, & more

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Rent-stabilized tenants at 1074 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights are suing their landlord for an estimated $2 million in illegal rent overcharges, according to Brooklyn Legal Services (press release)

The city will use undercover testers to see if New York City brokers and owners are discriminating against apartment hunters who are minorities (The Real Deal) 

Apply now to join your local community board in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, or the Bronx and have a say on zoning changes and development issues. Most have early February application deadlines (press releases)

Over 100,000 New Yorkers signed up for the City’s Fair Fares program, which provides a 50 percent discount on subway and eligible bus fares to low-income residents (press release)

Selling your apartment? Here are the top words and phrases used in real estate listings (The New York Times)

Professional organizers on how to tackle the worst areas for clutter (New York Post)