MTA won't rule out a potential food ban, NYC noise complaints soar, more

By Georgia Kral | July 19, 2017 - 12:59PM 

After a fire caused by trash wreaked havoc on subway traffic earlier this week, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota would not rule out a potential food ban (New York Post)

Noise complaints are at an all-time high in the city that never sleeps, and two City Council members are proposing legislation to target "noisemakers" (New York Times)

You can now pay any meter in the five boroughs with your smartphone. Queens, the last holdout, got the service this week (DNA Info)

StreetEasy is now charging rental agents to list apartments on the site, and some brokerage firms are not playing ball (The Real Deal)

Summerhill, a new bar and sandwich shop in Crown Heights, is being called out for insensitive advertising of its business, located in one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods of the city (Gothamist)

For the first time ever, Governors Island will remain open into the fall (Curbed)

The U.S. military is renting space in Trump Tower that costs $130K a month—a figure far above market rate (Wall Street Journal)

Although it's illegal, housing discrimination against people with kids is making it difficult for some New Yorkers to find affordable apartments (New York Daily News)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has stepped into the battle over "Diller Island," weighing in on the re-development of a crumbling Hudson River pier (New York Times)

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