The MTA vs. the new coronavirus, discounts for median-priced NYC apartments, & more

By Emily Myers | March 3, 2020 - 11:00AM 

Concerns over the novel coronavirus have led to an ambitious plan to disinfect the entire MTA system every night (abc7ny)

Buyers in NYC are currently getting 5 percent off the asking price on median-priced apartments according to data from StreetEasy (press release)

Public hearings are planned, starting next week, on proposals to reform the city's property tax system (Habitat Magazine) 

NYC properties priced at $1 million or higher represent more than 37 percent of all Brooklyn MLS listings and are up 12 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the Brooklyn MLS (press release)

Sunset Park residents want action against truckers taking illegal detours with their big rigs through residential side streets near the Gowanus Expressway (Brooklyn Paper)

A BQX information session is taking place in Williamsburg in a push to bring the streetcar near the waterfront from Queens to Brooklyn (Greenpointers)

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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