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

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

Emily Myers for Brick Underground 

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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