A rent law loophole, wanting to live alone, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
November 17, 2022 - 10:30AM

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Tenants urge New York State to close a loophole in the rent laws that allows landlords to hike asking rents when they combine vacant apartments (The City)

Renters are willing to pay more for studios and one bedrooms in NYC if it means they don't need to have roommates, according to StreetEasy data (press release)

Tribeca is back in the top 20 most expensive U.S. zip codes, ranking 16th according to PropertyShark (press release)

Hundreds of people crash a Department of Buildings meeting to oppose plans to scale back Local Law 97, which is designed to cut emissions (Gothamist)

Migration patterns show that the Northeast, including New York, has the highest share of renters looking to move elsewhere (The New York Times)

NYCHA residents in East Harlem say their apartments desperately need repairs (abc7)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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