Crime wave hits bodegas, Flushing rezoning gets approval, & more

By Emily Myers | December 10, 2020 - 10:30AM 


There's been a 63 percent increase in the number of shootings at the city's bodegas with six people killed (The New York Times)

A controversial plan to rezone the waterfront in Flushing was approved by a City Council committee after promises to add hundreds of jobs and more affordable housing (Gothamist)

The newest park under the Brooklyn Bridge will be named Emily Roebling Plaza after the engineer who helped design and build the iconic span (New York Post)

Mark your calendars: The public review period for the rezoning of Gowanus starts on January 19th (Brooklyn Paper)

A new NYC real-estate obsession: Move for a better deal after landlord asks for more money, then spite-watch the falling rent on your old place (Curbed)

A humpback whale was spotted in the Hudson River breaching near the Statue of Liberty (NBC News)

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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