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 real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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