The cost of aging infrastructure, NY Botanical Garden plans affordable housing, & more

By Emily Myers | February 13, 2020 - 11:00AM 

NYC spends $400 million a year repairing 7,000 miles of aging water mains (New York Times)

The New York Botanical Garden is hoping to build senior and affordable housing next to a property it owns in Bedford Park (Norwood News)

A group of residents in the South Bronx is taking legal action to stop the construction of a jail in Mott Haven (NY Post)

Toxic chemicals would need to be dredged from Coney Island Creek—potentially harming marine life—for a planned high-speed ferry dock (The City)

Plans to build additional housing around Staten Island’s historic Kreischer Mansion are moving forward with reviews by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (NY Yimby)

Couples in NYC can save $30,000 a year by choosing to live together and share housing costs, according to research (StreetEasy)


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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