Crime rates tied to evictions, taxing empty vacation homes, & more

By Emily Myers | August 17, 2021 - 10:30AM 

In New York's historically Black neighborhoods, owners who want to sell grapple with the consequences of gentrification (The New York Times)

A Philadelphia report sees a connection between evictions and rising crime rates (The Crime Report)

Economists say taxing empty vacation homes isn't a strategy to get more affordable housing (Bloomberg)

Homeless advocates express hope that New York's next governor, Kathy Hochul, will address housing issues (City Limits)

Governor Andrew Cuomo leaves behind unfinished transportation projects, including congestion pricing for Manhattan (The New York Times)

Glass-fronted china cabinets are having a retro moment (Apartment Therapy)

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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