Senior Writer/Podcast Producer
Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California. In spite of her itinerant background, she has been living in the same Brooklyn rental since 2016.
Posts by Emily Myers:
Is there any chance Good Cause eviction will pass in this legislative session?
June 2, 2023 - 09:30 AM
There's just a few days left for New York lawmakers to pass the Good Cause eviction bill, making it increasingly unlikely these major tenant protections will become law this year. The legislative session ends on June 8th.Read More
A housing lottery launches for 80 apartments in Mott Haven
June 1, 2023 - 09:30 AM
A housing lottery opens for 80 new apartments at 2455 3rd Ave. in Mott Haven, in the Bronx. NYers earning $80,572 to $187,330 are eligible based on household size. Rents start at $2,350 for studios.Read More
12 tough co-op board interview questions—and how to answer them
May 31, 2023 - 14:30 PM
Tricky co-op board interview questions include: "What do you do in your spare time?" and "Are you planning a renovation?" Here's how to answer them.Read More
What to do when your NYC neighbors make lots of noise—Brick Underground's best advice
May 30, 2023 - 15:30 PM
If you're struggling to stay sane over your NYC neighbor's noise, you are not alone. For more suggestions to specific neighbor noise scenarios, read on.Read More
Your rental checklist: 18 things to watch out for when signing a lease in NYC
May 30, 2023 - 13:30 PM
When you are signing a lease for a NYC apartment, make sure the rent amount and the dates are correct. Check you’re not being overcharged for the security deposit. Also confirm the renewal policies and who pays for utilities.Read More
How does a debt-to-income ratio affect your mortgage rate?
May 30, 2023 - 10:00 AM
Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is the total of all your monthly expenses divided by your gross monthly income. The lower your DTI is, the better the terms of your mortgage loan.Read More