A full shutdown looms, outdoor dining faces snow closures, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
December 15, 2020 - 10:30AM


Governor Andrew Cuomo says a full shutdown is possible and Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to work from home if possible amid fears of overrun hospitals (Gothamist) 

Restaurants have told they will have to close their outdoor dining options when heavy snow is forecast (New York Post)

The directive coincides with a major storm warning: NYC is expected to get between eight and 14 inches mid-week (amNewYork)

Progress on a controversial mixed-use development near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will continue after a judge dismissed a temporary restraining order halting the review process (Brownstoner)

Boulders have been placed at entrances to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade after a driver sped along the walkway earlier this month (Brooklyn Paper)

A bill before City Council would prevent the NYPD from doing homelessness outreach (New York Post)

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Emily Myers

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Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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