Flouting rent-control laws in Jersey City, buyers lured with private dinner parties, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 6, 2019 - 11:00AM

In an effort to lure buyers to view properties, brokers are getting even more creative with upscale events like private dinners and shopping parties (New York Times)

There's a new affordable housing lottery for 143 apartments at 475-510 Vandalia Avenue, part of the Nehemiah Spring Creek project in East New York (NYC Housing Connect)

A Jersey City council member says landlords who own rent-controlled apartments have been ignoring rent-control laws (Next City)

A new website names the worst evictors in certain neighborhoods and maps NYC evictions in 2018 (press release)

The Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance calls attention to the impact of illegal home conversions (

Brownsville rent-stabilized tenants file suit to block landlord’s plan to use facial recognition technology (


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