Eviction linked to tragedy, tenant screening errors, & more

By Emily Myers | September 13, 2022 - 10:30AM


A Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her three children at Coney Island was facing eviction and owed $10,000 in back rent (New York Post)

Countless rental applications are denied when tenant screening firms provide misleading or incorrect information (The Real Deal)

Harlem's One45 site, once intended for apartments, will instead have a truck depot (Patch) 

An investigation follows the death of a construction worker at a building site on Java Street in Greenpoint (Gothamist) 

Presented with flood-risk data, buyers avoid areas with severe threats and instead bid on properties in low-risk neighborhoods (Redfin)

How to make a landlord improve fire safety (The New York Times)


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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