Building violation map, in-person school numbers grow, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
April 13, 2021 - 10:30AM

The New York City Department of Buildings has a new interactive map where you can check if your landlord has building violations or is restricted from obtaining new construction permits (press release)

In the past year, rents fell 14 percent in the New York metro area, according to data from roommate service SpareRoom (press release)

There are worries about overcrowding at the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The popular pier area is getting a new ferry stop and an oyster bar (Brooklyn Paper)

How design review boards are failing residents in historic neighborhoods (Slate) 

The many struggles of Brooklyn's Chinatown in Sunset Park (The New York Times)

An additional 51,000 students opted to return to in-person learning at NYC public schools (Gothamist)


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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.

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