Flooding in NYC subway stations, tighter standards for lead exposure, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 24, 2019 - 11:00AM

The NYC subway system was no match for Mother Nature last week: Twitter users shot video of rain inside several stations (Business Insider)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced tighter standards to protect children from lead exposure (press release)

Exploring Shelter Island, which is only accessible by ferries from Greenport and Sag Harbor (Cool Hunting)

On open-source app Hush City, users help map out quiet spots in cities around the world (CityLab)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 84 studios on the Lower East Side. Rent starts at $331 per month ( via Housing Connect)

Why Ginko trees thrives in cities—despite their horrendous smell (Slate)


Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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