Election unrest in Manhattan, progressive wins for NY, & more

By Emily Myers | November 5, 2020 - 10:30AM 

Election jitters resulted in clashes overnight between protestors and police in downtown Manhattan (Bowery Boogie)

New York reaffirmed its commitment to progressive values with four left-wing candidates winning Democratic seats (The Cut)

New travel restrictions are in place, allowing out-of-state visitors to test out of NY's mandatory 14-day quarantine (abc7)

A controversial development along the waterfront in Queens with retail and residential space—plus affordable housing—will move forward after a crucial vote (The Real Deal)

A mother is suing NYCHA after blood tests showed her son had three times the allowable levels of lead in his body (New York Post)

There are calls for open streets in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in Brooklyn to be made permanent (Streets Blog NYC)

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.

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.