Almost 600 city apartments sit vacant, squaring off at a Rent Guidelines Board meeting, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 29, 2019 - 11:00AM

What housing crisis: Almost 600 city-owned apartments are vacant after the city ended an expensive rehab program (NY1)

Landlords testifying Thursday at the city’s Rent Guidelines Board meeting say it’s not the board’s responsibility to solve the housing crisis (Curbed)

Co-living means paying $1,700 per month for an 152-square-foot room, plus a lot of perks (New York Post)

It’s hard to believe, but five years after Amazon closed its sole Bronx location, the borough is getting its only bookstore (The New York Times)

Apply now for an affordable housing lottery for 56 new apartments at 409 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, two blocks from the Brooklyn Museum (NYC Housing Connect)

In a challenge to Airbnb and other companies, hotel giant Marriott say it will launch a home-sharing business (The Real Deal via the Wall Street Journal)


Jennifer White Karp

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