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MTA plans two fare hikes by 2021, real estate drops from first to third as investment choice, & more

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New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development launched a pilot program, Partners in Preservation, to help tenants in four neighborhoods in Manhattan and the Bronx who are vulnerable to harassment and displacement due to high rates of speculative investment and rising rents (City Limits)

The MTA plans for two more fare hikes by 2021 in an attempt to boost revenue as riders find alternatives to buses and the subway (Curbed)

For the first time in four years, U.S. respondents to an annual survey on preferred investment choices did not favor real estate, which instead came in third (Bankrate)

The EPA began its final study of its dredging and capping pilot program for the Gowanus Canal, but that means the actual cleanup won’t start until 2020 (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

The City Council approved rezoning for a Fort Greene parcel where a church wants to erect a 13-story tower of below-market housing (Brooklyn Paper)

Want to know where the noisiest bars are in the city? Localize.city’s new report shows which spots to avoid ... or beeline toward (New York City Patch)