Alleged mold cover-up at NYCHA, wealthy areas have more trees, & more

By Emily Myers | August 10, 2021 - 10:30AM 

Major refurbishment of NYCHA's Baychester Houses in the Bronx brings attention to a federal program with the goal of fixing public housing (The New York Times)

NYCHA promises to use mold-resistant sheetrock when preparing buildings for upgrades, after an alleged mold cover-up is exposed (The City)

When it comes to the racial wealth gap, the way appraisals are carried out is part of the problem (Marketplace)

New York's wealthier neighborhoods have more trees, providing more shade and a barrier to pollution (Streetsblog)

People who brought both cats and houseplants into their lives during the pandemic are finding out they may not be compatible (Wall Street Journal)

The Summer Streets program—where miles of city roads are closed to traffic—are back on with the next event scheduled this weekend (Gothamist)

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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