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Co-ops may have some 'splaining to do, renting a penthouse, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 17, 2023 - 3:30PM

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This week readers were interested in Brick Underground’s interview with a renter who made a move just a few blocks north to get a lot more space—a penthouse in East Harlem, to be specific. She was delighted to land place with French doors, high ceilings, and a roomy balcony. Check out what else she likes about her new home and her new neighborhood.

Also of interest: There’s a new effort to make co-op board rejections more transparent. Read about New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ proposed legislation that would require co-op boards to explain to rejected buyers in writing why they are being turned down.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) From the UES to East Harlem: I wanted a bigger place so now I'm renting a penthouse

2) New bill would require NYC co-op boards to give reasons for rejecting a buyer

3) When is the best time of year to buy or sell a NYC apartment?

4) Unhappy Valentine's Day! Covid couples are splitting up and moving out

5) How to create a stylish, functional open kitchen in your NYC apartment or brownstone


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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