Airbnbs outnumber available rentals, affordable housing for Brownsville, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | May 18, 2022 - 10:30AM

Hundreds of renters rallied in Albany yesterday to demand passage of Good Cause legislation and 51 were arrested for blocking the doors of the Senate and Assembly chambers, according to tenant advocacy group Housing Justice for All.

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New York City's Airbnb listings now outnumber available rental apartments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens by 10,572 to 7,669 (Curbed)

There are only four New York City neighborhoods with an average rent below $1,000 according to a SpareRoom survey (press release)

Construction is set to begin on an affordable housing development in Brownsville (press release)

Long Island City, Ridgewood, and Jamaica were the Queens neighborhoods that saw the largest rent increases according to a MNS report (

The mayor's office suggests tenants email their landlords to prevent housing voucher discrimination (Curbed)

Marin Architects files permits for a 78-unit, mixed-use building in Mount Hope, the Bronx (press release) 

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