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 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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