Amazon's Ring partners with police, Brooklyn Botanic Garden protests tower, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 31, 2019 - 11:00AM

A new exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Garden demonstrates how a new 39-story tower would block sunlight for 20 percent of the garden’s collection (press release)

The Renaissance Revival-style building at 190 Bowery that housed famed photographer Jay Maisel's vast collection of objects—stored in 4,800 file cabinets—is explored in a new film (Curbed)

Two UWS community groups filed a second legal challenge to stop a luxury high-rise project for 200 Amsterdam Ave. (Gothamist)

The Real Estate Board of New York has a new lease template on its website that reflects changes in the rent laws (The Real Deal)

There are new plans for an affordable, mixed-use development at 4697 Third Ave. in Fordham, the Bronx (newyorkyimby)

Amazon’s home security company Ring is partnering with 200 police departments around the U.S. and critics are alarmed by the connection (Business Insider)


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