An end to NYC's classic glass and steel skyscrapers, Pier 35 opens on the Lower East Side, & more

By Emily Myers | April 23, 2019 - 11:00AM 

An end to classic glass and steel skyscrapers in NYC: de Blasio wants to ban these energy inefficient buildings in order to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 (New York Post)

Pier 35 park, part of the East River Waterfront Esplanade on the Lower East Side has opened after years of planning and false starts (Curbed NY)

A long-delayed plan to rezone North Brooklyn has hit another roadblock (The Real Deal)

Staten Island is a step closer to getting its own dockless bike-share program (Crain's)

Protesters are demanding Cuomo reject a pipeline off the Coney Island coast (Brooklyn Paper)

A housing lottery is open for newly constructed apartments in Brooklyn's Crown Heights (Housing Connect)

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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