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On left: photo from inside a tenant's apartment on Flatbush Ave. On right: image from an Airbnb advertisement in one of the apartment buildings. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Legal Services.

Airbnb removes listings from three PLG buildings after tenants sue landlords

April 19 | Noah Goldberg

Airbnb removed all listings from three Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment buildings just days after the landlords who own them were sued for allegedly harassing and terrorizing rent-regulated tenants. Ten tenants filed the suit against their landlords — Miriam, William, Richard and Michelle Shasho, along with their companies First Kings Management LLC and 611 Flatbush Ave. […]

An NYC Ferry pulls into DUMBO. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

Double duty: How an overseer of NYC Ferry became an investor

April 17 | Rosa Goldensohn, THE CITY

This story was originally published on April 17 by THE CITY. In early 2018, the company that runs the city’s ferry system scored a major investment from a deep-pocketed firm. Onboard that deal was Mark Patricof, a member of the board of directors that governs the New York City Economic Development Corp. (EDC) — the […]

Left to right: State Sens. Diane Savino and Andrew Gounardes, Councilmember Justin Brannan and Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus said they will fight to bring Brooklyn residents the same benefits enjoyed by their neighbors on Staten Island. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Lawmakers demand Verrazzano toll discount for Brooklyn drivers

April 16 | Paula Katinas

State Sen. Andrew Gounardes announced he is introducing legislation to give Brooklyn motorists who frequently travel over the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge the same discount that Staten Islanders enjoy, calling the recently imposed $19 toll “highway robbery.” Under Gounardes’ proposal, Brooklyn residents who drive over the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge 10 times or more a month will pay $5.50 […]