Broker fee guidance update, average back rent jumps, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
May 27, 2021 - 10:30AM

The Department of State updates its guidance on broker fees to reflect a recent ruling saying landlords' brokers can continue to collect the money from tenants (The Real Deal)

The average back rent owed by the city's low-income households jumped 66 percent in the past year and the share of households owing $10,000 or more went up 140 percent (press release)

Visitors to the reopened Vessel at Hudson Yards will be charged $10 to enter and won't be able to climb the structure alone (Gothamist)

Time is running out to register to vote in NYC's June primaries (The New York Times)

A developer is looking to rezone and replace a Greenpoint warehouse to build a nine-story waterfront apartment building (Brownstoner)

What it took to get rid of 30 items, including a kitchen, from an Upper East Side renovation. Answer: Nine months of online postings and two road trips (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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