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A flooded basement apartment in Queens (Getty)

NYPD probing flooding deaths in basement apartments

Landlords could face consequences after Tropical Storm Ida killed 11 people in flooded basement apartments last week. Gothamist reported...

NYPD probing flooding deaths in basement apartments
Wednesday’s storm has reignited a debate over whether the city should legalize basement apartments. (Getty)

Epic storm Ida was reckoning for New York City real estate

When water started seeping into Jackeline Franco’s East Elmhurst home on Wednesday, she called the company that had just...

Epic storm Ida was reckoning for New York City real estate
Assembly member Harvey Epstein and Sen. Pete Harckham (NY State Senate, NY State Assembly, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)

Bill would legalize “granny flats” in New York

During his State of the City address last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched legalizing basement apartments citywide. That...

Bill would legalize “granny flats” in New York

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