Subpoenas issued in housing discrimination probe, farewell to pay phones, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 2, 2020 - 11:00AM

Major New York real estate firms have been subpoenaed in connection to State Senate hearings on discrimination against minority house hunters on Long Island (The Real Deal via Newsday)

East New York homeowners want the neighborhood designated a “cease-and-desist” zone to prevent harassment from real estate speculators (The City)

New York state’s plastic bag ban is now in effect, with limited exceptions. Bring your own bags, or pay 5 cents for a paper shopping bag (EV Grieve)

The city is taking down over 3,000 aging public pay phones. Some will be replaced by revenue-generating LinkNYC kiosks (Gothamist)

The MTA is reminding New Yorkers to stay home when you are sick (press release)

The Bronx is getting two newly built YMCAs: One will be at the new La Central development at The Hub in Melrose, and the other in the neighborhood of Edenwald (Welcome2thebronx)


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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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