Pol wants to stop real estate trend for neighborhood nicknames

A Brooklyn politician says he wants to stop real estate groups from changing or making neighborhood nicknames.Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries says real estate groups sometimes label

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn politician says he wants to stop real estate groups from changing or making neighborhood nicknames.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries says real estate groups sometimes label a section of the borough by a different nickname to sell or rent property.

He is putting forth the neighborhood integrity act, which would require a series of approvals before a neighborhood name can be changed. The bill would also punish real estate groups who promote property with a made-up name.

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