Airbnb's crackdown on party houses, banning garbage truck parking, & more

By Emily Myers | November 5, 2019 - 11:00AM 

New Yorkers are voting today for city's public advocate, the Queens district attorney, and revisions to the NYC charter (Bklyner)

Lawmakers want to ban garbage trucks from parking overnight on the city’s residential streets (The Villager)

Airbnb is banning "party houses" from its platform after five people were fatally shot at a Halloween event at one of its rentals (LA Times)

Plans to do away with the city's cap on street food trucks kicks off a debate about how we use our streets (Streetsblog)

The beloved children's bookstore, Books of Wonder, in Greenwich Village faces an expiring lease and is crowdsourcing funds to move to a nearby location (The Villager)

The iconic Flatiron Building is shrouded in scaffolding and netting ahead of an $80 million renovation and refit (New York Yimby)

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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