The rise of short-term leases, median prices jump for Belle Harbor, Hunters Point, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | October 15, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Median prices cross the $1 million mark in Belle Harbor and Hunters Point, Queens. Both are on PropertyShark’s list of the 50 most expensive neighborhoods in NYC (press release)

The new work-from-anywhere lifestyle makes short-term leases more attractive. Startups like June Homes, Sonder, and Blueground are raising funds to meet demand (New York Post)

Elected officials and tenants at 70 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn rally against Greenbrook Partners, accusing the private-equity-backed owner of displacing and harassing renters (Patch)

Cities like New York face an uphill battle to streamline compost collection (Bloomberg)

Legal Services NYC receives two grants totaling over $640,000 to help low-income renters apply for emergency rental assistance or seek essential housing repairs (press release)

Renovations are underway on more than 1,700 NYCHA apartments in Upper Manhattan (amny)

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