The city’s voluntary inclusionary housing program, which encourages developers to build affordable units, had a very good year. More than 3,000 apartments were created in FY2015, triple the number built the previous year. Uncertainty about the mayor’s housing policies and a booming market are two reasons for the spike (Politico New York).
Local 138 bartender Alana Reali posted a fake Craigslist ad for a $30/week “hip artist loft” on the Lower East Side, alongside a photo of the Ludlow Street bar’s graffiti-adorned bathroom. She was flooded with inquiries (Post).