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

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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)

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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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