Record drop in available rentals, extending Manhattan's tip, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
January 20, 2022 - 10:30AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground 

Demand for rentals in New York City drives a record drop in the number of apartments available according to StreetEasy (press release)

Co-ops and condos with non-union staff need to increase their employees' pay or face losing their property tax abatements (Habitat)

A Rutgers professor argues for extending Manhattan's southern tip to deal with housing issues and climate threats (The New York Times)

Governor Kathy Hochul's replacement of the 421-a tax abatement for developers looks more like a tweak than an overhaul (City & State)

A video captures a Bronx house explosion that killed a 77-year-old woman and injured eight others (New York Post)

New pedestrian safety initiatives include raised crosswalks to slow traffic, speed bumps, and more protected bike lanes (abc7NY)


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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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