L train shutdown already hurting the East Village, Brooklyn Detention Complex expansion, & more

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Aaron Carr, founder of the watchdog agency Housing Rights Initiative, considers it his mission to make sure landlords are telling the truth (The New York Times)

The L train shutdown doesn’t start until April, but East Village residents and businesses are already feeling negative effects (New York Post)

Brooklyn residents denounced the city’s plan to expand the Brooklyn Detention Complex at 275 Atlantic Avenue as part of its plan to close Riker’s Island (Curbed)

Sales began this month for Tishman Speyer’s first NYC condo building, a 57-story tower with 481 apartments located in Downtown Brooklyn (The New York Times)

A 23-story housing complex with more than 380 affordable apartments in Jamaica, Queens, has broken ground (Curbed)

Ten shorter, sleeker sofas that are meant to make a small room feel larger (Apartment Therapy)