Manhattan rents hit record low, Nextdoor tackles racism, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 23, 2021 - 10:30AM

Nextdoor says it will add an "anti-racism notification" for users after years of criticism that its site breeds racism (Vice)

Frenetic real estate sales are sparking fears of a housing market crash (The New York Times)

In the first quarter, Manhattan rents fell to a new low of $2,700 a month, the cheapest on record for StreetEasy (press release)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces that the city's curbside compost collection program will resume in October (press release)

The first Passive House for sale in the Hamptons, at 7 Candace Dr. in East Quogue, is asking $4.5 million (The Real Deal)

Young adults moving in with their parents are redoing their old bedrooms to avoid embarrassing themselves on Zoom (New York Post)



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