NYPD investigates basement flooding deaths, wrong rent relief checks, & more

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

Landlords of the basement apartments where renters lost their lives in last Wednesday’s storm could potentially face criminal charges (Gothamist)

Wrong amount: Pandemic rent relief checks being sent to landlords don’t match what their tenants owe (The Real Deal)

Renters at 96 Orchard St. on the Lower East Side say the building was badly damaged by Hurricane Ida and the owner has been unresponsive (Bowery Boogie)

A New York landlord group is suing over the state's extension of the eviction ban for renters facing pandemic hardships (New York Post)

A look at how Lower Manhattan rebounded after 9/11 (The New York Times)

As land value skyrocket, Hamptons buyers are tearing down mansions faster than ever before to build their dream homes (New York Post)


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