$2.2 billion for back rent, indoor dining to resume, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 1, 2021 - 10:30AM

State Senator Michael Gianaris and tenant groups called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to set aside $2.2 billion in the state budget to clear back rent (New York Daily News)

Indoor restaurant dining can resume at 25 percent capacity in New York City in two weeks (The New York Times)

NYC is going to have to work harder at attracting newcomers, not just with cheerleading, but by boosting the rewards of living here (Curbed)

A Brooklyn attorney is accused of swindling real estate investors out of at least $4 million in a home-flipping scheme (The Real Deal)

Some YouTube influencers post videos of themselves cleaning their apartments—and they have a big following (The New York Times)

And if you feel inspired to tidy up: Here the best disinfectants for cleaning surfaces in your apartment (Business Insider)


Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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