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Legalizing basement dwellings, invasion of the suburbs, & more

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More places to live: A new state bill aims to legalize accessory dwelling units such as a converted basement, attic, or garage (The Real Deal)

Surbanites feel invaded by New Yorkers who are moving for more space—and immediately launching disruptive renovation projects (New York Post)

NYC renters have an average credit score of 716, the third highest city in the U.S. after San Francisco and Boston, according to a report from RentCafé (press release)

Why would one Underground Railroad site in NYC receive landmark status—while another possible site is scheduled for demolition? (WNYC)

Nine pop-up vaccination centers are planned for Brooklyn and the Bronx as part of a statewide effort to speed up the vaccine’s rollout (amNewYork)

The percentage of New York City families deemed eligible to live in homeless shelters dropped to an seven-year low (Gothamist)