Revamp for housing lottery, NYPD disbands anti-crime units, & more

By Emily Myers | June 16, 2020 - 10:30AM 

A new application system for NYC's housing lottery is being rolled out to address frequent glitches and delays (The New York Times)

In a major shift, NYPD has disbanded its anti-crime units and reassigned more than 600 officers in an effort to rebuild public trust (amNewYork)

Data from real estate sites suggests cities haven’t lost their appeal, even at the height of the coronavirus pandemic (CityLab)

State lawmakers, angered by the lack of social distancing, are reconsidering to-go alcohol sales for bars (Bowery Boogie)

An internal MTA report says efforts to help homeless people off the subway system and into shelters hasn't worked (WNYC)

What's with the fireworks? There's been a 4,000-percent surge in firecracker complaints during the first two weeks of June (New York Post)

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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