More city streets are opened, delivery apps must cap fees, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
May 14, 2020 - 10:30AM

The city is halfway towards its goal of having 40 miles of open streets for better social distancing (Curbed NY)

A waterfront estate at 54 Byram Dr., in Greenwich, Connecticut, just sold for $17.1 million, a record price for the state (press release)

In a win for NYC restaurants, fees for third-party delivery apps like GrubHub and Uber Eats are capped at 20 percent during the pandemic (Gothamist)

Pricing and negotiability are among the changes coming to NYC real estate, according to the CEO of Warburg Realty (Forbes)

A group of tenants in Manhattan lost a court battle to bring a class action against their landlord for charging higher rents while receiving J-51 tax breaks (The Real Deal)

A Queens diner transforms into a pop-up drive-in movie theater (The New York Times)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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