NYC's surging rents, their mortgage is too big, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
March 8, 2022 - 10:30AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground 

Rents are surging in New York City, increasing at double the national rate and amplifying the city's affordability crisis (The New York Times)

NYC's first net-zero development, on 116 acres of vacant land in Queens, will have affordable housing, a boardwalk, and an urban farm (CityLab)

A couple stretched the truth to qualify for a big mortgage and now regret blowing their budget (Slate)

NYCHA is looking for design ideas for better trash collection, including below-ground garbage containers emptied by specialized trucks (press release)

A lack of enforcement to ensure landlords provide adequate heat makes winter a misery for many NYC tenants (CityLimits)

There's not enough money in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to cover all applicants (The City)


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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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