Rent relief rejections, Airbnb costs tenants millions, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
November 3, 2020 - 10:30AM


More than half of the applications for Covid-19 rent relief between July 16th and August 6th were rejected—leaving 57,000 applicants without aid (Crain's)

Consult an Election Day cheat sheet if you still need to place your vote in today's election (The New York Times)

New York’s tenants suffer a net loss of $178 million per year as a result of rent hikes associated with Airbnb and short-term rentals, a new report claims (The Real Deal)

High winds and winter weather are testing the strength of NYC’s outdoor dining setups (Gothamist)

Getting a mortgage in NYC is becoming slower and more daunting as lenders become increasingly cautious and expect bigger down payments (The Real Deal)

The Port Authority will hand out $50 fines to any commuters who refuse to wear a mask (Gothamist)


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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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