A note from Brick Underground: We've changed our coverage

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 24, 2020 - 1:30PM

Bookmark Brick Underground's new coronavirus page so you can stay up to date on how the pandemic is impacting NYC real estate and housing issues.


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You may have noticed Brick Underground has departed from our usual mix of stories. We’re still a New York City real estate news site, however, our focus now is on helping you navigate your real estate and housing issues during the coronavirus pandemic, of which NYC is the epicenter.

We’ve paused our many real estate listing columns and first-person accounts of life in NYC’s neighborhoods to focus fully on the topics you need to know about to get through these very challenging times—for example, what renters can do if your lease is up now, or your roommate was exposed to the coronavirus, or what kind of relief is available.

We’re covering the sales market too with stories on virtual closings, mortgage waivers, and how to pursue buying now. And we’re looking at how life has changed in our dense, vertical city, with posts on rethinking elevator etiquette and how buildings have shut down amenities, and are preparing for staff shortages.

You can find all of Brick Underground’s coronavirus coverage in one place on this page, so consider bookmarking it and checking back for new stories daily.

Of course, stories (and updates) are coming at a daily, or even hourly pace, which means our tiny staff is tap dancing very quickly to keep up. We’re updating stories when we’re able and always welcome reader feedback to help keep us on our toes. You can comment below any post or on our social media channels, and you may be contacted for a follow-up story.

On behalf of the team at Brick Underground,

Jennifer White Karp



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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