Bill bans criminal record checks, tallying NYC's vacant units, & more

By Emily Myers | November 29, 2022 - 10:30AM

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Do you live next to an unoccupied apartment? The housing organization Open New York wants to crowdsource information to get a clearer picture (City Limits)

New York City landlords could be banned from getting criminal background checks on prospective tenants under a proposed new City Council bill (abc7)

An investigation is underway after a worker died falling from scaffolding at a building on the Upper West Side (Gothamist)

City Council members could be forced to disclose whether their primary residence is a rent-stabilized apartment (The Real Deal)

Tantrums and meltdowns: The problem of badly-behaved kids tagging along to open houses (The New York Times)

Brooklyn's Culver El affordable housing development finally opens 20 years after the planning began (amny)

Emily Myers

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Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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