More pollution flows into Newtown Creek, Bay Ridge could get its first historic district, & more

By Emily Myers | May 21, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Three waterside facilities are discharging oil into Newtown Creek, further polluting the already toxic federal Superfund site (Brooklyn Eagle)

Bay Ridge could get its first historic district—the designation would protect 54 limestone Renaissance and Colonial Revival townhouses dubbed Doctor’s Row (City Land)

The debate heats up over shade thrown across Brooklyn Botanic Garden by a new residential development (Gothamist)

Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped in to ask the city to reconsider proposed NYC library funding cuts (NY Daily News)

The NYC Ferry service expands with a new Brooklyn Navy Yard stop (Crain’s)

Students in NYC may get full-fare MetroCards under a new MTA proposal (Curbed NY)

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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