This week, readers were keen to read about ways activists and some elected officials are seeking to make living in NYC more affordable, with a pair of stories on proposed City Council legislation that would limit brokers' fees and security deposits, and the battle over rent reform in Albany. Tenant activists want to end vacancy deregulation, but landlords see it as a way of ultimately turning affordable units into market-rate apartments. Another popular post this week dished up Airbnb nightmares from both guests and hosts, so check it out before you book your next trip.
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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