Vacant apartments spike in NYC, opposition to Gowanus development, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 17, 2020 - 10:30AM

A trio of roommates came very close to having Mayor Bill de Blasio as their landlord (The New Yorker)

The city saw a 122 percent increase in vacant apartments last month over July 2019, according to The Elliman Report (New York Post)

Some Gowanus residents want a park instead of the city’s plans for a mixed-use development on a site near Smith and Fifth streets (Brooklyn Paper)

Construction slows: NYC expects 16,000 new apartments this year, a drop of 18 percent from 2019, according to RentCafé (press release)

Rent-stabilized tenants prevailed in a lawsuit filed in 2016 against the owners of an SRO hotel over illegal short-term stays (The Real Deal)

Kingston, NY, is seeing a Covid-fueled real estate boom that is quickly reshaping the small upstate city (The New York Times)


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