An artist protests empty storefronts by riffing on Monopoly, John Travolta's back in Bensonhurst, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 14, 2018 - 11:00AM

An artist is putting up poster-sized versions of Monopoly game cards around the city in an effort to highlight empty storefronts and the high cost of commercial rents (Bowery Boogie) 

John Travolta visited Lenny's Pizzeria in Bensonhurst and received a lifetime achievement award for promoting Brooklyn (Gothamist)

May was the 36th month with a year-over-year rise in the number of Manhattan landlords offering concessions (Douglas Elliman)

Manhattan logged the highest number of 311 complaints about rodents on a per-square-mile basis, followed by Brooklyn, according to a new survey (Renthop)

An 1887 mansion in Clinton Hill that just hit the market for $13.5 million is loaded with period detail, including a vintage Otis elevator (Brownstoner)

New York City plans to spend $500 million to build new senior housing on vacant land in NYCHA developments (Curbed via Wall Street Journal)

What’s a hybrid mattress and how does it feel? (Business Insider)


Jennifer White Karp

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