Preparing for a wetter future, MTA ridership record, & more

By Emily Myers | September 16, 2021 - 10:30AM 

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At a storm resilience hearing, New York officials outline went wrong when Ida hit and how the city needs to prepare for a wetter future (City Limits)

A report confirms mom and pop landlords and tenants in Black neighborhoods were hardest hit during the pandemic (The Real Deal)

The MTA reached a new pandemic-era ridership record with 2.9 million people traveling on the subway in one day (press release)

Hundreds of thousands of the city's signs and urban infrastructure need to be secured against increasing wind gusts (Brooklyn Eagle)

The future of the Empire State Building—the world's most famous skyscraper—is in doubt (The New York Times)

Plans are moving forward for an expansion of the High Line that would bring the elevated park within a block of Moynihan Train Hall (Gothamist)

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.

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