New laws against housing discrimination, phony contractors steal $93,000, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
December 23, 2021 - 10:30AM

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Governor Kathy Hochul signs a package of bills to combat housing discrimination that will increase training for brokers and raise the maximum fines for misconduct (press release)

Five years after the rezoning of a large part of East New York in Brooklyn, just over 100 affordable apartments were created (Gothamist)

Two people are charged with scamming customers out of $93,000 by posing as licensed contractors (Caribbean Life))

Finalists are announced in an architectural contest to build a new climate change hub on Governor's Island (The City)

One of the Bronx's oldest and largest public housing projects, Edenwald Houses, will get $445 million in upgrades in 2023 (Bronx Times)

The best renovation projects of 2021—from upcycled furniture to room makeovers (Apartment Therapy)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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