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Section 8 wait list to reopen, rental decor tips, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 2, 2024 - 12:30PM
Brighton Beach, New York, under the elevated subway


This week, readers were interested in new protections for renters announced by Mayor Eric Adams. He plans to create a Tenant Protection Cabinet that would bring together more than 12 agencies and mayoral offices to help tenants who face landlord harassment and other issues.

Mayor Adams also announced that the New York City Housing Authority’s Section 8 voucher waiting list would reopen later this year for the first time in more than a decade.

Also of interest: Brick spoke with the Brownstone Boys, longtime brownstone renovators who recently did the interior design for studio and one-bedroom model units at 595 Dean St., a luxury rental project in Prospect Heights. 

Here are this week's top five posts:

1) Housing lottery offers 110 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in the Bronx

2) State of the city: Adams announces new cabinet to protect tenants, relaunch Section 8 waiting list

3) Why I moved to NYC from Boston: I wanted to be in a place that celebrates LGBTQ culture

4) Housing lottery launches for 86 apartments in Mount Hope section of the Bronx

5) If you have prewar taste but live in a plain white box, the Brownstone Boys have some design tips for you


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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