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Leaving the Bay Area for Brooklyn, buying on City Island, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 21, 2023 - 5:30PM
Shoppers walking in crosswalk Harlem, NYC

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This week readers were really interested in a story about a New York City newcomer who left life in the Bay Area to move the Brooklyn. The piece sparked intense debate on our Facebook page as nearly 1,000 readers weighed in on the family’s decision and shared their own feelings about living here, good or bad.

Our readers take moving in or out of NYC very seriously. It’s a funny phenomenon: Even a stranger’s decision can somehow make you rethink your own choice to live here. Maybe that’s why another neighborhood piece also sparked interest. It’s about City Island in the Bronx—a place that’s part of the city but also somehow manages to feel like it is somewhere else.

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Why I moved to NYC from California: We traded boredom and car culture for excitement, walkability, and good schools

2) What to know about buying on City Island, the Bronx, where boating fans can find waterfront houses with private docks

3) Manhattan median rent hits new high as NYC defies U.S. trends

4) Our NYC building has a high energy efficiency rating. Does that mean we can avoid major Local Law 97 upgrades?

5) Is your NYC building sitting on an underground river?


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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