The LandlordsNY Briefing for August 8th

LandlordsNY will be covering a public meeting held by the City Planning Commission this morning. Consequently, today's briefing will be shorter than normal.

Lower Manhattan commercial leasing had its strongest quarter in seven years. [Commercial Observer]

Tariffs could make new apartments more expensive. [New York Times]

Staten Island’s new express bus network will come online in two weeks. [Staten Island Advance]

Private sleeping pods that rent by the hour may become a hit in the city that never sleeps. [Wall Street Journal]

The New York City Council will vote on caps for the number of Lyft and Uber drivers on the city’s streets. [Curbed New York]

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) hopes that MBWE-certified businesses will receive up to $3 billion in contracts during the $10 billion JFK expansion. [Times Ledger]

Five states had primaries last night. Early results indicate that the suburbs will once again be key to the midterms. [Politico]

New York City does not have that many nice days each year. [Washington Post]

Germany is developing a solar car that can charge while you drive. [Advanced Press]

You can fail a drug test from eating too many poppy seed bagels. [Washington Post]

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