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Landlords hit with class actions, new co-living flagship in Crown Heights, & more

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Class-action lawsuits filed yesterday claim some landlords—including billionaire developer John Catsimatidis—are abusing the city’s 421-a tax abatement program to get around rent stabilization rules (Bklyner)

A Belgium based co-living company, Cohabs, will open its U.S. flagship in Crown Heights next month. Rents start at $1,160 (press release)

Renderings are available for the sleek 14-story condo building that will replace 212 West 93rd St. in Manhattan, the former home of Shaare Zedek Synagogue (West Side Rag)

NYC hotels saw sales tax plunge a shocking 90 percent over the summer (The Real Deal)

A Carroll Gardens resident is on a mission to remove plastic bags snarled in trees in some Brooklyn neighborhoods (Pardon Me For Asking)

The contemporary arts destination of Beacon, NY, is turning into a refuge for pandemic-weary New Yorkers (The New York Times)