New bill requires rentals for homeless, faulty pipe to blame for Queens sewage mess, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
December 20, 2019 - 11:00AM

The City Council approved a bill that would require developers who receive city funding to reserve 15 percent of new rental buildings with over 40 units for the homeless (New York Post)

Unfairly blamed: A collapsed pipe, not kitchen grease, caused the sewage backup that swamped 100 houses in Queens (New York Times)

A look at the danger of NYC’s terra cotta facades, linked to this week’s deadly accident (Gothamist)

A case for getting life insurance along with a new mortgage (Business Insider)

Three buildings with 348 rental units that will be affordable, supportive housing, are coming to the Brownsville section of Brooklyn (Bklyner)

New York Supreme Court put the kibosh on the Inwood rezoning (The Real Deal)


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