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By Emily Myers  |
January 6, 2022 - 10:30AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground 

Governor Kathy Hochul's State of the State address outlines plans to offer free access to tenant lawyers as well as repeal 421-a property tax breaks (The Real Deal)

The governor's plan also includes a $25 billion investment in affordable housing and an initiative to increase urban density (press release)

An unused freight rail line that runs from Brooklyn to Queens could be used to create train service in areas that lack mass transit options (Gothamist) 

A former tenant of a house in Flatlands is accused of attempting to steal the building through deed theft (Brownstoner)

New York City is among the areas with the highest growth in property prices (amNY)

Subway service continues to suffer as MTA staff call out sick amid the Omicron surge (The New York Times)


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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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