Prospect Park to go car-free, a proposal to factor on-time rent payments into credit scores, more

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By Mimi OConnor  |
October 23, 2017 - 11:00AM

Comptroller Scott Stringer has joined an increasing number of proponents nationwide advocating that tenants who pay their rent on time be rewarded for their punctuality, in the form of a positive effect on their credit scores (The New York Times) 

Rapper Redman still lives in the modest Staten Island condo famously featured on MTV Cribs back in 2001 (Gothamist)

The Real Affordability for All coalition is putting pressure on Mayor de Blasio to oust Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, who they peg as favoring middle- and high-income development over deeply affordable housing (The Real Deal) 

Twenty-eight houses in Staten Island and Brooklyn are benefiting from the $9.3 million Project Uplift, a program to raise buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy but ineligible for other aid because they were outside of the official flood zone (DNAinfo)

Prospect Park will go car-free starting January 2nd, 2018 (Bklyner)

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Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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