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

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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