No sign of pandemic rent relief, the eyesore of Queens, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | July 16, 2021 - 10:30AM 

With seven weeks before the eviction ban expires, New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has yet to cut a single check (City Limits)

A couple decorates the front yard of the Bayside house with a rotating cast of inflatable figures, inspirational messages, and holiday decorations (New York Post)

A growing number of mid-sized landlords are selling their properties in a down market (The Real Deal)

Traditional heat-absorbing building materials can make urban areas feel an average of nine degrees warmer than their surroundings (CityLab)

Airbnb hosts in NYC saw a drop of 31 percent in listings during the pandemic (The Real Deal)

The city plans to spend $52 million to raze all of the old buildings on Hart Island (The New York Times)


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