A multi-billion dollar subway plan, an independent review for BQE rehab, & more

By Emily Myers | September 17, 2019 - 11:00AM 

rescue package of more than $50 billion has been earmarked by the MTA for major upgrades to the subway system over the next five years (Commerical Observer)

The New York City Council is hiring its own engineers to review controversial plans for the $4 billion revamp of the BQE (Brooklyn Eagle)

A controversial mixed-use Brooklyn development at 80 Flatbush Ave. has been given the go-ahead after a legal settlement with disgruntled neighbors (Curbed NY)

Cyclists say the soon-to-be-completed Grand Street bike lane in Williamsburg is dangerous, badly designed, and blocked by trucks (Brooklyn Paper) 

Residents in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights are pushing for changes to bring affordable housing and community facilities to the neighborhood (Brooklyn Eagle)

Fudging the facts: Lots of NYC skyscrapers aren't as tall as advertised (NY 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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