LES tenants protest rent hike, $250 million relief aid unclaimed, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 17, 2021 - 9:30AM

Renters at Tanya Towers on the Lower East Side protest today against a proposed 28 percent rent increase. The majority of tenants there are disabled (press release)

New York may redistribute more than $250 million in rent relief checks not yet claimed by landlords (City Limits)

These real estate investors lost big time on Manhattan luxury deals (New York Post)

Governor Kathy Hochul nominates longtime homeless services administrator Daniel Tietz to oversee New York’s drained rent relief fund (City Limits)

What it’s like to live in Murray Hill, Manhattan, where college grads flock for the nightlife (The New York Times)

The home design trends you can expect to see more of in 2022 (Dwell)


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