Agent settles discrimination lawsuit, a 'shrieking' condo building, & more

By Emily Myers | April 1, 2021 - 10:30AM 


A Staten Island real estate firm and agent will pay $17,500 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit that said Black renters weren't shown places in white neighborhoods (The Real Deal)

Upper East Side residents opposed to a towering new construction are making a final legal bid to make the developers shrink the project (New York Post)

Cobble Hill residents are dealing with a "shrieking" sound coming from the balcony railings of a new luxury condo building (Brownstoner)

After a year of cuts, NYC restores funding for trash collection and sanitation services (amNewYork)

There's a backlash against several new towers planned as part of massive upgrades to Penn Station and the surrounding area (The Real Deal)

NYC's chief demographer says his biggest concern for the city's future is a loss of immigrants coming here in search of opportunity (The New York Times)

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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