Faulty doors at Bronx fire, renters with criminal records, & more

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By Emily Myers  |
January 11, 2022 - 10:30AM

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Malfunctioning automatic doors are at the heart of the investigation into the deadly fire in a Bronx apartment building (abc7)

Governor Kathy Hochul supports new legislation to prevent landlords from automatically rejecting applicants with criminal records or bad credit (The Real Deal)

A handful of former New York City hotels are repurposed for other uses including apartments, office space, and a homeless shelter (Crain's New York)

Advocates push for New York’s next five-year housing capital plan in a bid to address a shortage of 650,000 affordable rentals (State of Politics) 

New York leads the way with ticketing technology which is improving transit and stopping drivers parking in bus lanes (CityLab)

Consider a good fire screen to protect from burning embers and add a visual element (The New York Times)


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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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