Landlord broker fee ban is back, a plan for Gowanus, & more

By Emily Myers | May 18, 2021 - 10:30AM 

There's a new attempt to clarify the intent of the 2019 rent law changes: New York State Senators Jabari Brisport and Julia Salazar introduced a bill that would ban landlords from forcing tenants to pay their broker fees (The Real Deal)

A plan for Gowanus calls for denser commercial development, relaxed parking rules, plus infrastructure and street upgrades (Commercial Observer)

Plans to rezone Soho and Noho are moving forward in spite of a lawsuit from local residents claiming they were wrongfully denied in-person hearings (The Real Deal)

Brooklyn's tallest building, Brooklyn Point, unveils the country's highest infinity pool (BK Mag)

New trash management, park improvements, and volunteer opportunities are coming to Prospect Park after excessive wear and tear throughout the pandemic (Bklyner)

How to navigate a hot housing market (The New York Times)

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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