Tenants near Prospect Park pushed out, property tax reform, & more

By Emily Myers | June 3, 2021 - 10:30AM 

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Tenants living around Prospect Park say they're being pushed out by a private equity firm that's buying up properties, hiking rents, and refusing to renew leases (Brownstoner)

Three new virtual hearings are being held to discuss reforming New York City's property tax system (press release) 

At the first in-person debate for eight Democratic mayoral contenders, crime, police power, education, and housing were in the spotlight (The New York Times)

The city's vaccination program at the Javits Center will soon close to make way for summer events at the convention center (abc7)

You can find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone via an updated map from the city's Emergency Management Department (Brooklyn Paper)

Covid vaccine clinics are coming to four schools in the Bronx to give students the Pfizer shot (Gothamist)


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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