Legalizing basement dwellings, invasion of the suburbs, & more

Headshot of Emily Myers
By Emily Myers  |
February 5, 2021 - 10:30AM

More places to live: A new state bill aims to legalize accessory dwelling units such as a converted basement, attic, or garage (The Real Deal)

Surbanites feel invaded by New Yorkers who are moving for more space—and immediately launching disruptive renovation projects (New York Post)

NYC renters have an average credit score of 716, the third highest city in the U.S. after San Francisco and Boston, according to a report from RentCafé (press release)

Why would one Underground Railroad site in NYC receive landmark status—while another possible site is scheduled for demolition? (WNYC)

Nine pop-up vaccination centers are planned for Brooklyn and the Bronx as part of a statewide effort to speed up the vaccine’s rollout (amNewYork)

The percentage of New York City families deemed eligible to live in homeless shelters dropped to an seven-year low (Gothamist)



Headshot of Emily Myers

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.