Pushback on Covid shutdowns, a surge in female cyclists, & more

By Emily Myers | October 8, 2020 - 10:30AM 

There's a growing pushback from ultra-Orthodox Jewish leadership against state-imposed restrictions in Brooklyn's coronavirus hotspots (Brooklyn Eagle)

City Hall has developed a Covid map so you can find out if you are in an area with rising cases (press release)

Cycling advocates are hoping a spike in female cyclists will drive scalable solutions to a safer bike network (The New York Times)

A "guerrilla garden" is growing at NYCHA's Queensbridge Houses (Gothamist) 

The pandemic has shifted the conversation around affordable housing in places like NYC (Bloomberg)

New Yorkers are invited to share ideas about the city's future in the first phase of a collaboration on design, policy, and environmental policy (press release)

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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