Sunset Park rezoning objections, High Line won't be walled off, & more

By Emily Myers | January 16, 2020 - 11:00AM 

Concerns about gentrification and displacement are at the heart of objections to Sunset Park's rezoning (Bklyner)

The developers of the next phase of Hudson Yards say they won't build a wall along the High Line, but preliminary drawings reportedly included one (Gothamist)

City neighborhoods with higher temperatures often have a history of race-based housing policies and subsequently more concrete and less greenery (NPR)

Lawmakers want to increase the value of rent vouchers given to homeless people who are transitioning to affordable housing (The Real Deal)

According to a study, NYC is the eighth most affordable large city in the U.S. when you consider transport and housing costs relative to income (Curbed NY)

The hassle-free home-selling process known as iBuying is on the rise in the U.S. but has not found a foothold in NYC (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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