Toll hikes on the Verrazzano Bridge, tar balls on the Long Island coast, & more

By Emily Myers | April 2, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Toll hikes on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge make it the most expensive in the country—at $19 without E-ZPass (New York Post)

The battle within a Brooklyn co-op over a free apartment and a beloved caretaker (New York Times)

There are calls to boost superfund clean up efforts, including sites in Queens and Brooklyn, to the tune of $300 million (Brooklyn Eagle)

A court ruling paves the way for a landmarked Tribeca clock tower to be converted into a private penthouse (Curbed NY)

A fuel leak from a container ship has left oil and tar balls in the waters off Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach (Gothamist)

Alibaba co-founder, Joseph Tsai, is in talks to buy Brooklyn’s Barclays Center from the Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov (The Real Deal)

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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