Biden’s fair housing face-off

For decades, New York City has offered communities an enticing deal: Approve new housing and locals will get half of the affordable units. But in 2014, the Obama administration warned the city that so-called “community preference” might be reinforcing segregation. The city balked, offering to tweak the policy but not to dump it. “Without any promise of local benefits,” wrote Vicki Been — then head of the New York City’s main housing agency — getting

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Zillow is now charging for rental listings

Against the backdrop of a booming housing market, Zillow is upping its fees for agents and for the first time will charge them to post rental listings. As of Jan. 12, the Seattle-based listing giant is no longer syndicating listings from multiple listing systems. Instead, agents will be charged $9.99 per week to post rental listings, according to an email sent to agents. “This encourages our rental owners and managers to remove listings promptly when

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Urbanspace inks lease for Financial District food hall

A new food hall is coming to the Financial District. Urbanspace inked a 14,722-square-foot, ground-floor lease at 100 Pearl Street. The location will have 12,702 square feet dedicated to its food hall operations, along with an additional 2,020 square feet of back of house space. The food hall will take over the dark, somewhat depressing privately owned public space that connects Water and Pearl streets, and bring 16 “chef-driven food concepts” to the neighborhood. It’ll

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