MTA ramps up cleaning efforts, activists want ban on evictions, & more

By Emily Myers | March 12, 2020 - 11:00AM 

To slow the spread of Covid-19, the MTA will be disinfecting stations twice a day while it continues to clean trains and buses at least every 72 hours (press release)

NYC's affordable housing crisis means closing schools to limit the spread of Covid-19 would increase the vulnerability of the city's 114,000 homeless students (Real Estate Weekly)

Tenant activists are asking for a ban on evictions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic (The Real Deal)

Lawyers argue unsafe conditions caused by renovations to The Chelsea Hotel amount to tenant harassment (The City) 

Five city employees and a former Trump Organization employee claim the president's company paid bribes to lower building assessments and reduce taxes in the '80s and '90s (WNYC)

The city has begun long-planned accessibility upgrades to the Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza Park (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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