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A critical look at Hudson Yards, FaceTiming a place to rent quickly, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 29, 2019 - 1:00PM

This week, readers were still interested in what critics had to say about recently opened Hudson Yards, a mega development of stores, restaurants, and apartments that essentially creates a new and very luxurious neighborhood on the far West Side. They were also intrigued by a first-person account of a newcomer who had to rent her apartment here in a hurry, and a look at neighborhoods that are part of New York City, but make you feel like you are someplace else.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories.

1) Critics sound off on Hudson Yards: 'A gated community for the 0.1 percent'

2) My new co-living life: I FaceTimed my Crown Heights apartment and rented it online

3) 6 NYC neighborhoods where you don't feel like you're in the city

4) Turned down because she was too rich and other tales of co-op board rejection

5) Here’s how much it costs to gut renovate a historic Harlem brownstone (sponsored)


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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