Con Edison grilled over outages, concerns over an app-enabled video doorbell, & more

By Emily Myers | September 5, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Execs at the utility company Con Edison, have been quizzed during a lengthy and often heated exchange about what caused the summer power outages (NY Post)

City plans to shut down access to water-use data have some groups worried about future billing accuracy (Crain’s)

Co-op and condo boards may have to create rules over a new kind of app-enabled video doorbell as residents debate whether they are a tool for safety or a risk to privacy (Habitat Magazine)

De Blasio is weighing up the merits of introducing mandatory helmets for bike-share riders and licenses for cyclists (Gothamist)

Residents in Sunset Park are asking for extra help to fix overflowing trash cans (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

The low-down on the health and safety issues surrounding NYC’s giant puddles (Curbed NY)


Emily Myers

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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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