Amazon shops for Manhattan office space, NYC's vanishing diners, & more

By Emily Myers | May 28, 2019 - 11:00AM 

After the deal fell through in Queens, Amazon is shopping for office space on Manhattan’s West Side (NY Post)

Meet the founder of Inside Airbnb, a site which uses the startup’s own data to highlight illegal listings in cities, including NYC (Bloomberg)

A 1880s waterfront factory in Red Hook has been demolished to make way for a UPS facility—in spite of pleas from local preservationists to repurpose part of the building (Gothamist)

New York’s vanishing diners—they're under siege from rent hikes as well as developers who see value in the unused development rights above them (New York Times)

The city is facing a legal challenge after taking over the long-delayed Willoughby Square Park remodel in Downtown Brooklyn from a developer (Brownstoner via Crain’s)

Get ready for Wednesday’s Manhattanhenge (EV Grieve)

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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