Fears for MTA and airport security as the shutdown continues, last remnants of Tappan Zee Bridge to go, & more

By Emily Myers | January 8, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Fears the MTA and New York City airport security could be affected as the government shutdown drags on (New York Daily News)

Tenants say Jared Kushner and other predatory landlords are choking them with lead dust as East Village-area apartments are gut-renovated (Gothamist)

There’ll be road closures next weekend as explosives are used to bring down the final remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge (Crain’s New York)

Lynne Patton, Trump’s pick to head up HUD in NYC, can’t start her job because of the government shutdown (New York Post)

There are plenty of countries where your real estate dollars can buy you a second passport (The Real Deal)

Most agree the billboard boats floating off Manhattan are ugly—they're also probably illegal (Gothamist)


Emily Myers

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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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