Asking for a rent discount, outdoor dining goes year-round, & more

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Sara Lind, a candidate for City Council from the UWS, says building affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods is the solution to the homeless crisis (amNewYork via The City)

Mayor Bill de Blasio finally decided that the city’s outdoor dining program will extend through the winter months and be permanent in NYC (Eater)

NYC landlords are showing a willingness to lower rents at renewal time—but you need to speak up (The New York Times)

How a new construction boom could create jobs and belatedly address the legacy of racist housing policies (Vox)

Complaints about missed garbage pickups are on the rise but the city's sanitation workers are hauling record volumes of trash (The City)

Tips on finding a new rental or renewing your lease (The New York Times)