What New York can learn from the Grenfell Tower fire, whether landlords can fine tenants for trash problems, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | June 19, 2017 - 11:15AM

Our fire codes may be better, but a lot of the factors behind London's Grenfell Tower fire also hold true in New York (NY Mag)

When can—and can't—a landlord bill tenants for trash violations? (NYT)

New audit indicates that the MTA isn't doing much to repair "crumbling" subway stations (AM NY)

How well can you visually identify a bed bug? (NYT)

Trump's troubled childhood home in Queens is now available as a rental, apparently (NYP)

Disputes over affordable housing are raising long-standing racial tensions in Williamsburg (DNAinfo)

Thumbs up or thumbs down on this technicolor new development in Bushwick? (Bushwick Daily)

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