Rooftop safety concerns, more Brooklyn ferry closures, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
May 25, 2021 - 10:30AM


Time is running out as states—including New York—struggle to get rent relief into the hands of tenants (Vox)

There are calls for tighter rooftop safety after a woman died after she fell into the space between two buildings in the East Village (Gothamist)

Residents in north Brooklyn, unhappy with their property management, say the company is trying to stop tenants from organizing (Brooklyn Paper)

A third Brooklyn ferry stop on the East River has closed—this time, the Greenpoint Ferry Landing (Greenpointers)

A zoning incentive aiming to bring grocery stores to city neighborhoods also allows owners to build additional residential spaces (Bklyner)

Ingenious and enviable DIY outdoor makeovers—including a renter-friendly privacy screen for a place in Brooklyn (Style by Emily Henderson)


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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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