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Interested in saving money on rent? Ha ha. Talk about your rhetorical questions, right? Right. Of course you are. Rent consumes a ridiculous amount of our incomes (some estimate that it eats up as much as 60%, which sounds about right) and so we're always interested in hearing about affordable housing—particularly when it happens to be not only affordable, but also chock full of amenities. But that kind of real estate unicorn doesn't really exist,...
If you're a frequent reader of this site, you may have picked up on a theme: Brooklyn housing prices are skyrocketing, forcing people out of neighborhoods. Letitia Jams, Public Advocate and former Brooklyn City Councilman, has written a scathing letter to the CEO of Airbnb blaming the company for escalating the affordable housing shortage to emergency levels. "By helping turn a portion of our scarce housing supply into short-term rentals, Airbnb and the illegal...
Sara Cullinane lives in a five-building complex on Park Place in Crown Heights, just off a strip of Franklin Avenue that has transformed dramatically over the past few years. Nearby, pricey restaurants, oyster happy hours, charcuterie, and vintage furniture are increasingly dominating the terrain, though a few bodegas (the kind without organic produce), members-only clubs, and grungy looking Chinese take-out spots remain. Cullinane's building, the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital Complex, where she has lived for seven...
Facing rising operating costs and shrinking congregations, the leaders of more than fifty Brooklyn churches met with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently to learn about opportunities to ride the wave of Brooklyn's real estate boom and create a sustaining profits for their churches. A key point of conversation was the creation of affordable housing, which would align with many churches' overt social mission. With a focus on working with developers, the conference on "faith-based...

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