Interest rates raised again, a shake-up for NYC's housing leadership, & more

By Emily Myers | December 21, 2018 - 11:00AM 

Interest rates have gone up for the fourth time this year (The Real Deal)

NYC’s deputy mayor for housing, Alicia Glen, is stepping down (NY Times)

Support grows for laws to prevent the kind of secretive process that saw Amazon land its HQ2 sites (NY Times)

New York's population continues to decline faster than any other state, according to U.S. Census Bureau data (Democrat & Chronicle)

East New York’s Linden Park and Cypress Hills playgrounds have closed for much-needed renovations (BK reader)

The traffic outside is frightful—everything you need to know about getting around NYC over the holidays (Curbed NY)


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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