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 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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