Industry City rezoning scrapped, Brooklyn buying boom, & more

By Emily Myers | September 24, 2020 - 10:30AM 


Plans for a major expansion of Brooklyn's Industry City are being scrapped as developers pull the rezoning application (NY1)

August saw a big increase of buyers in Brooklyn—pending contracts were up nearly 40 percent from last year, according to a report by StreetEasy (press release)

Gowanus is being used as a case study in how climate data can inform better urban design (Commercial Observer)

Online listing site Zillow is launching a brokerage to support its iBuying ventures (The Real Deal)

Say farewell to the traditional Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve—like everything else, it's going virtual (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. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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