Fighting a landlord in video court, erupting sink sludge, & more

By Emily Myers | April 15, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Online housing court hearings are challenging to tenants without internet who are taking on their landlords (The City)

A tenant's kitchen sink erupted with putrid black sludge when a plumber used pressurized air to clean the pipes of a building in Queens (Gothamist)

New mortgage applications and refinance requests are down, suggesting buyers are reconsidering whether it's the right time to buy (The Real Deal)

Condo owners in a Downtown Manhattan building win a legal fight against the sponsor, limiting her involvement with the board (press release)

Trees will be coming down in Brooklyn's Fort Green Park to make way for a redesign (amNewYork)

A new summer education program is designed to help kids catch up after pandemic (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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