Bushwick rezoning halted, a deed theft task force, & more

By Emily Myers | January 14, 2020 - 11:00AM 

Plans to rezone Bushwick have been shelved after years of heated community debate (Curbed NY) 

Attorney General Letitia James has announced a new task force to educate property owners in gentrifying neighborhoods about deed theft (Bklyner)

The city wants to transfer three vacant lots in Bedford-Stuyvesant to developers so they can build 85 affordable apartments (Brooklyn Paper)

Activists have won a new round in their legal fight to stop mature trees being chopped down in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn Eagle)

In less than nine months, NYCHA residents filed nearly 60,000 bedbug and roach work orders, according to data from the Legal Aid Society (Gothamist) 

The MTA has been cleaning up after a massive water main break spilled 500,000 gallons of water into the subway system, causing floods and delays (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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