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New anti-harassment protections for tenants, an affordable housing lottery in Bed-Stuy, & more

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Newark officials are suing the de Blasio administration over a program that sends the city's homeless to live elsewhere. Over 1,000 families have been placed in Newark (NJ.com) 

Governor Cuomo signed a bill making it easier to incarcerate landlords who harass rent-regulated tenants (The Real Deal)

An affordable housing lottery in Bed-Stuy is now accepting applications for 55 units (Brownstoner)

The widow of American Express CEO Ed Gilligan has sold their four-story Upper East Side townhouse for $21 million (The Real Deal)

Designers of a monument honoring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton want benches in front of the statue removed (NY YIMBY)

The Empire State Building has officially completed its $165 million revamp with the debut of an 80th-floor observatory (Curbed)