Protection from predatory buyers, gas ban for new NYC buildings, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
December 9, 2021 - 10:30AM

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To help Brooklyn homeowners avoid aggressive solicitations to sell, there's a plan to turn the entire borough into a real estate cease-and-desist zone (Brooklyn Paper)

A new law banning natural gas in new buildings by 2027 appears likely to pass the City Council (The Real Deal)

Loft tenants get the right to sue landlords in housing court when essential services like heat and water are denied (Bushwick Daily)

A judge halts construction in East River Park—again—as work gets underway on the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency project (EV Grieve)

Legislation increasing the value of the state’s rental subsidy program could automatically be vetoed without Governor Kathy Hochul's signature (City Limits)

The City Council is expected to approve a bill allowing non-U.S. citizens vote in citywide elections for positions like mayor and borough president (amNY)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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