Rich buyers use low-income tax breaks, racism in city planning, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
October 12, 2021 - 9:45AM

Emily Myers for Brick Underground

In an open letter, more than 20 planning agencies from cities around the U.S.—including New York—acknowledge their role in creating and maintaining systemic racism and segregation (Next City)

Low income tax subsidies for HDFC co-ops are scooped up by wealthy people with low incomes but lots of money (Bloomberg Business) 

NYCHA buildings in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan are set for major repairs including upgrades to than 5,900 apartments (Bronx Times)

Exposure to deadly urban heat has tripled worldwide since the 1980s, according to a study. In NYC, not everyone feels it equally (WNYC)

A new book by Woodside-based artist Rafael Herrin-Ferri captures thousands of the unique and unusual residential buildings in Queens (QNS)

An affordable housing lottery launches for 227 apartments in a 10-story development in Far Rockaway, Queens (New York YIMBY)


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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast, she has earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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