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A new 'gentrification tax,' how NYC can scavengers scrape by, & more

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City council members want to tax new owners on the actual market value of their properties. The proposal would not touch tax rates for existing owners (New York Post)

In the shadows of some of the most expensive real estate in the world, canners scavenge for a 5-cent deposit on a discarded bottle (The New York Times)

If your new year’s resolutions was to declutter your apartment, here are the charities that will come pick up your stuff (Brownstoner)

Affordable housing lotteries opened at two new buildings in Brownsville and East New York. The developments have supportive housing for formerly homeless and disabled tenants, and Section 8 housing (Brooklyner)

A tale of moving in with a boyfriend in his Greenwich Village loft and his 30-odd years of clutter and baggage (The New York Times)

Want to brush up on the history of iconic NYC buildings? These are the books every real estate fan should read (The Real Deal)