Steeper fines for landlord neglect, 1,300 apply for rent relief, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
January 18, 2022 - 10:30AM

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After the deadly apartment fire in the Bronx, the City Council plans steeper fines for landlords who fail to maintain self-closing doors (New York Daily News)

At least 1,300 households that owe back rent apply for rent relief aid through the reopened application portal (CityLimits)

Mayor Eric Adams vetoes a provision in the Soho rezoning plan that would have hiked fines on non-artists buying lofts reserved for artist residencies (Gothamist)

Carlo Scissura, CEO of the New York Building Congress, has been doing some consulting with developers as a side gig (The City)

Lessons learned from a pre-pandemic loft renovation—hint, soundproofing matters (The New York Times)

A judge issues guidance on evictions as the ban comes to an end for New Yorkers (press release)

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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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