An activist takes on landlords who overcharge, a Bushwick native fights to reopen a historic theater, more

By Alanna Schubach  | October 12, 2017 - 11:10AM

A New York City activist has made it his mission to organize class action lawsuits against landlords who overcharge rent-regulated tenants (Wall Street Journal) 

Locals voiced their displeasure about the city's plan for rezoning East Harlem at a City Council hearing (Curbed) 

A Bushwick resident is fundraising in hopes of turning what's left of historic Ridgewood Theatre into a performance space (Bushwick Daily) 

Malfunctioning MetroCard machines have been charging New Yorkers without issuing them cards (Gothamist) 

Starchitects Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu are overseeing an expansion of the New Museum (Bedford + Bowery)

Housing advocates complain that a planned affordable housing development in Williamsburg unfairly favors the neighborhood's Orthodox Jewish residents (DNAInfo) 

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