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

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

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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)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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