A record breaking sale for Red Hook, the not-so-affordable housing lottery, & more

By Emily Myers | December 3, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Amid slowing luxury apartment sales, the Lower East Side skyscraper, One Manhattan Square, proves to be the bestseller with 119 apartments sold this year (press release)  

The sale of a $4.35 million townhouse in Red Hook has set a record for the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood (NY Post)

The not-so affordable housing lottery sees 141 units up for grabs in East Flatbush but only to those with an income starting at $73,920 (Brownstoner)

Nearly two dozen dilapidated NYCHA playgrounds are slated for an overhaul with no clear timeline for repairs (The City) 

NYPD has a new police commissioner—Dermot Shea has been sworn in by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city’s top cop (NY Post)

New Yorkers are turning to creative solutions to deal with tens of thousands of stolen packages that go missing every day in NYC (New York Times)



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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