Dangerous facades threaten NYC, reimagining Rikers Island, & more

By Emily Myers | January 30, 2020 - 12:00PM 

The city is about to embark on a planning process to reimagine Rikers Island, with sustainability high on the agenda (Curbed NY)

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer laid out a housing plan as a mayoral candidate that calls for all new developments with more than 10 units to set aside 25 percent as affordable (The Real Deal)

A third of the new protected bike lanes built this year will be in Brooklyn—where the majority of cyclists died in 2019 (StreetsBlog NYC)

A report on the square footage of NYC apartments shows Brooklyn offers the widest options—the same money can buy a 477-square-foot unit in Cobble Hill or a 2,071-square-foot place in East New York (StreetEasy)

The clean up of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, which is estimated to take more that two years, will get underway by September (Brooklyn Eagle)


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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