A plan to give tax credits to rent-burdened NYers, Smorgasburg moves inside, & more

By Emily Myers | October 15, 2019 - 11:00AM 

National Grid has been told to provide hundreds of New Yorkers with gas or face millions in penalties after denying them service since May (Bklyner)

A plan is being floated to give New Yorkers tax credits if their rent takes up more than 30 percent of their paycheck (NY Daily News)

Moves are being made to exclude NYC from the law outlawing anonymous condo purchases (The Real Deal)

Documents suggest the city is losing out on more than half a billion dollars by restricting part of Brooklyn’s waterfront to maritime use only (NY Post)

The nation’s largest open-air food market, Smorgasburg, is moving indoors to a Williamsburg venue next month (Brooklyn Paper)

New playground equipment at the East Village's Tompkins Square Park in already falling apart (EV Grieve)

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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