Giving the 'worst landlords list' more bite, NYCHA to X-ray all apartments for lead, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | April 17, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will keep up the tradition of publishing the “worst landlords list" and hopes to give it "some more teeth" (The Real Deal)

NYCHA began a program to X-ray all of its 135,000 apartments for lead paint by 2020 (Curbed)

A housing lottery for newly constructed apartments in East New York opened (Housing Connect)

The New York Public Library will roll out a new fleet of bookmobiles to the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan (Gothamist)

Queens may get some new bus routes. It’s a good thing since the routes are based on an old trolley network (


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Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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