Landlords who file false paperwork, rent-stabilized tenants who own vacation houses, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 24, 2018 - 11:00AM

Kushner Companies was fined for failing to indicate that rent regulated tenants were at properties undergoing extensive renovations, but it seems that this is common practice, even among blue-chip landlords (The Real Deal)

Some NYC rent-stabilized tenants own vacation houses elsewhere. Here's an explanation of why that is completely acceptable (The New York Times)

A plan to fix a 1.5-mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway would involve temporarily diverting traffic onto the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (New York Post)

Here’s an idea: You need more space but can’t afford a larger apartment. Why not rent a storage unit, which is cheaper on a per-square-foot basis (Apartment Therapy)

Not every buyer will be enamored with a $15,000 rock climbing wall so it’s best to consider custom amenities wisely if you think you may put your apartment on the market someday (The New York Times)

Luxury stores are increasingly choosing downtown Manhattan over uptown (Forbes)



Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer 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 New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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