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Another lawsuit challenges the new rent laws, MTA responds to hate crimes, & more

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A second lawsuit has been filed against the amended rent laws—this one arguing it benefits wealthy tenants, hurts minorities, and violates the Fair Housing Act (The Real Deal)

NYC ranks 15th on a list of cities with the highest rent hikes in the past decade—rents rose 35 percent according to the listing site PropertyClub (press release)

There are calls for lawful permanent residents and green card holders in New York City to be able to vote in municipal elections (Brooklyn Eagle)

A study of migration trends finds the New York-Newark-New Jersey metro hub tops the list of areas with the most incoming residents—with over 400,000 newcomers annually (press release)

After an uptick in hate crimes, the MTA is putting kindness center stage with a new campaign against harassment and graffiti (Gothamist)

Michelle Williams and her theater director husband have closed on a $10.8 million townhouse in Brooklyn Heights (Brownstoner)