Getting landlords to pay the extra costs of vacate orders, a fight for bigger single-family homes in Queens, & more

By Emily Myers | August 15, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Landlords who let apartments fall into disrepair and then force tenants out using vacate orders could find themselves having to pay the cost of a tenant's temporary digs (Crain's)

In spite of NYC's housing crisis, residents of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens are fighting for the right to build bigger single-family homes (The City)

One Manhattan Square leads a new ranking of top-selling condo developments in NYC in the first half of 2019 with 121 units sold and a median sales price of $1,647,651 (PropertyShark)

Five winners of a competition to design buildings for New York City's awkward empty lots are showcasing their ideas through November (The Centre for Architecture)

Cobble Hill is now the fourth most expensive neighborhood in NYC, according to a new report comparing areas by price growth over the past five years (StreetEasy)

114 affordable apartments in Clinton Hill are available through the housing lottery as part of the deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights library (Curbed NY)


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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