Financial troubles of the MTA keep growing, 14th Street car ban delays, & more

By Emily Myers | August 13, 2019 - 11:00AM 

The MTA is in even bigger financial trouble than previously thought (Gothamist)

There are calls for more oversight of poorly managed post-Sandy repairs at public housing on the Lower East Side after a partial crane collapsed last week (Curbed NY)

Plans to ban cars on 14th Street in Manhattan could be delayed until next year as the legal fight surrounding the move continues (NY Daily News)

A Harlem church is asking the state Supreme Court to intervene in a deal with a residential real estate developer they claim was 'predatory' (Crain's)

Related, the developer of Hudson Yards, topped out a 21-story rental building on Roosevelt Island with 340 affordable units. It's set to open in 2021 (New York Post)

After being closed for a decade, BAM Park in Brooklyn's Fort Greene reopened with a new name—it's now the Betty Carter Park, honoring the renowned jazz vocalist (Bklyner)


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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