Brooklyn penthouse rents for $40,000, open house thieves, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | May 23, 2022 - 10:30AM

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Well-heeled renters sign a lease for a penthouse at 67 Livingston St. for $40,000 a month—the highest rent for Brooklyn property ever (The Real Deal)

Sticky fingers: Real estate brokers say open houses bring out the kleptomaniacs (The New York Times)

The estates of Long Island’s Gold Coast are back in vogue with New York buyers (The Hollywood Reporter)

The State Senate passes the NYCHA Utility Accountability Act, which pro-rates rent for NYCHA tenants who experience long-term water, gas, electric, and heat outages (press release)

Tenants say a Bronx landlord returned funds from the state’s emergency rental assistance program in an effort to push them out (Daily News)

Whimsical terra-cotta sculptures on the facades of Parkchester’s brick apartment buildings need preservation (The New York Times)

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