Control the lights of NYC’s towers, sound off on Open Restaurants, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | November 19, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Nearly 70 major corporations and law firms send a letter urging Governor Kathy Hochul to keep its Emergency Rental Assistance Program open to struggling renters (press release)

Renters at a Sven, new Queens tower from the Durst Organization, will get an unusual perk: The ability to briefly control the lights on top of some NYC buildings via an app (New York Post)

The City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection holds a hearing on a bill to ban fossil fuels, including natural gas, in new buildings (New York Focus)

Feel free to share your thoughts on the city’s permanent Open Restaurants program (press release)

What it’s like living in the beach community of Long Branch, New Jersey (The New York Times)

Chelsea is the most expensive neighborhood in Manhattan to rent a one bedroom, followed by Tribeca, according to data from Zumper (amny)

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.