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Northwestern Queens rentals experience spike in new leases from March 2023 to March 2024: report
Northwestern Queens rentals experience spike in new leases from March 2023 to March 2024: report

Apr. 12, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of new leases of residential units nearly doubled to the highest on record from March 2023 to March 2024, according to a report by the real estate agency Douglas Elliman. During the same period of time, the median rental price for units in northwestern Queens decreased slightly.

New leases in northwestern Queens, soared 41.6% year-over-year, from 497 in March 2023 to 704 in March 2024. Median rental prices, meanwhile, fell 3% year-over-year, from $3,300 in March 2023 to $3,200 in March 2024.

Every type of unit had an increase in new leases over this period of time. However, while studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units each experienced declines in median rental prices, units of three or more bedrooms ended up increasing in median rental price.

Op-ed: An urgent call for revising NY’s criminal justice reforms to protect public safety

Apr. 11, 2024 By Council Member Robert Holden

In 2019, the State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo embarked on a controversial overhaul of New York’s criminal justice system by enacting several laws, including cashless bail and sweeping changes to discovery laws. Simultaneously, the New York City Council passed laws that compounded these challenges, notably the elimination of punitive segregation in city jails and qualified immunity for police officers. These actions have collectively undermined public safety and constrained law enforcement effectiveness.

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