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A newcomer from Georgia, life on City Island, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 28, 2023 - 4:00PM
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This week readers checked out the story of a New York City newcomer with an incredibly upbeat take on life in her new city. Yunice, a Georgia transplant by way of Chicago, always wanted to live in Manhattan. When a job transfer finally presented the opportunity, Yunice jumped at the chance. She landed in a luxury apartment in Fidi with killer views, hobnobs with celebs, and is living her very best life.

Also of interest: A look at the real estate market on City Island in Bronx—where seafood restaurants and a small-town vibe make this tucked-away locale seem like New England

Here are this week's top five posts: 

1) Why I moved from Georgia to NYC: I got a job transfer and I'm living my dream draped in 'labels and love'

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

3) How retirees can qualify for a rental apartment in NYC

4) How to land a rent-subsidized apartment through NYC's affordable housing lottery: Brick's best advice

5) A massive geothermal rental project is coming to the Brooklyn waterfront


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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