Brooklyn tenants fight investor landlord, a terrible case of mold, & more

By Emily Myers | May 17, 2022 - 9:35AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground 

Residents on the Lower East Side face a battle with Related Companies, the developer of 265 South St. over plans to turn a playground into a parking lot (Bowery Boogie)

Black mold covers the walls of a Washington Heights apartment, demonstrating the limits of housing court to correct unsafe conditions (City Limits)

How real estate investors pitted Brooklyn tenants against the Texas public school system (Mother Jones)

Initial findings from the New York City's housing and vacancy survey puts the vacancy rate for homes listed below $1,500 at less than 1 percent, the lowest in 30 years (press release)

In an effort to guard Battery Park City against flooding, there are plans to raise Wagner Park by 10 feet (The City)

Be careful when charging an e-bike: Fires involving e-bike batteries are on a pace to double over last year (Gothamist)

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