Landlord: 'Times up' for BLM protest signs, complaints about illegal fireworks, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 22, 2020 - 10:30AM

A Brooklyn landlord asked tenants of his Bushwick loft building to take down Black Lives Matter and anti-police signs from their windows (Gothamist)

New York City enters Phase 2 today. Here’s a list of types of business that are now open (

The number of U.S. homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments has surged to the highest level since November, according to a report from Black Night (Business Insider)

How a family of five manages to work and do online school in a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn (The New York Times)

Complaints about illegal fireworks are escalating, however Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says calling the cops is not the solution (amNewYork)

Tips for staying safe while apartment hunting (StreetEasy Blog)


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