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Fixing package delivery chaos, house hunting in the metaverse, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | December 6, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Despite a lot of chatter, New York City has not converted a single, struggling hotel into permanent affordable housing during the pandemic (The New York Times)

A pair of high-powered brokers think buyers will spend real money to buy virtual mansions in the metaverse (Curbed)

Last try: An advocacy group files suit with the New York Court of Appeals to fix NYC's discriminatory property tax system (The Real Deal)

If your building’s system for managing package deliveries is a mess, here are some suggestions (The New York Times)

Nearly 20 percent of NYC buildings 25,000 square feet or larger receive A grades for energy efficiency, compared with about 16 percent in 2020 (The City)

A penthouse at a new Robert A.M. Stern-designed building at 200 East 83rd St. goes into contract for $27 million (Mansion Global)

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