A vote on the Rikers Island replacement plan, 100 community gardens could face closure, & more

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

A final vote is expected to approve plans to replace Rikers Island with four borough-based jails (Curbed NY)

The MTA is studying whether passenger trains could run on the freight line between Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and Ridgewood in Queens (NY1)

The city could lose around 100 community gardens due to a new licensing agreement from the Parks Department (Brooklyn Eagle)

A new report says the city's housing plan does not go far enough in helping very low-income New Yorkers (City Limits)

Central Park South is the priciest street in NYC with a median sales price close to $10 million, according to data from PropertyClub (press release)

Green-Wood Cemetery is getting $500,000 for a new visitor center (Patch)


Emily Myers

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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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