A plea for common sense in Gowanus, FDNY shuts down several escape rooms, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 3, 2019 - 11:00AM

Gowanus residents demand the government finish its cleanup of the canal before the city rezones the area (Brooklyn Paper)

Frightening: The FDNY investigated escape room party venues in NYC and shut several of them down for safety violations (Gothamist)

Missing apartments: More than 300 NYC buildings are renovated each year, resulting in a loss of units (Slate)

Apply now: Here’s a round up of affordable housing lotteries in Brooklyn (brokelyn)

Median income households in NYC need to spend over 84 percent of their income on housing costs, according to RealtyHop’s Housing Affordability Index for April (press release)

The opening date of Empire Outlets in Staten Island, NYC’s first outlet mall, has been delayed for the fifth time (Staten Island Advance)


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