Sidewalk seating solutions, antibody testing for MTA workers, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
May 19, 2020 - 10:30AM


More than 1,200 NYCHA residents have died from coronavirus with Grant Houses one of the city's hardest hit complexes (New York Post)

The city is examining its sidewalk seating policies to allow restaurants to serve more customers outdoors (Real Estate Weekly)

The MTA is expanded its partnership with healthcare facilities to provide free antibody testing for employees (press release)

Plans to put a new observation deck on the upper floors of the Chrysler Building are up for review by preservation experts (NewYorkYimby)

There's a push to create composting and electronics drop-off sites after the city's compost and e-waste recycling programs were shelved (Gothamist)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering proposals to create two acres of additional park space under Brooklyn Bridge (Brownstoner)


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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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