Emergency grants for back rent, fighting for a building ramp, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
December 22, 2021 - 10:30AM

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The City Council votes to approve access to emergency grants for tenants who owe back rent. The legislation takes effect January 15th, the same day the eviction ban expires  (The Real Deal)

Tenants in Crown Heights protest their management company's refusal to add a ramp and increase building accessibility (Brooklyn Paper) 

Mayor-elect Eric Adams cancels plans for an inauguration due to the city's Covid surge (Gothamist)

A 14-room hotel at 431 Broome St. in Soho could be converted into a single-family home. It hits the market for $20 million (New York Post)

Thousands of homeless New Yorkers are forced to switch shelters due to a contract dispute (abcNY)

What it's like living in Downtown Brooklyn where high-rise towers are springing up like mushrooms (The New York Times)



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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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