Criminal background check ban, squatters in Bayside, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | August 9, 2022 - 10:30AM


New York City is likely to join other cities in banning landlords from screening prospective tenants based on their criminal records (The New York Times)

Neighbors in Bayside, Queens, struggle to get rid of squatters who have been illegally renting out a house on Airbnb (QNS)

Manhattan’s luxury sales market sees its slowest week since 2020 (The Real Deal)

Governor Kathy Hochul signs a package of bills into law to expand tax relief for older New York homeowners and first-time buyers (The Daily News)

Con Ed asks over 100,000 customers to limit energy usage while equipment repairs are made (Brooklyn Paper)

A regional Federal Reserve president says he expects another interest rate hike of 1.5 percentage points or so this year (CNBC)


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