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Using flip taxes to make up for lost revenue, retail apocalypse hits home, & more top stories

By Jennifer White Karp  |
October 19, 2018 - 2:00PM

This week, readers gravitated toward stories on the New York City sales market, with a pair of articles on flip taxes and the chill that's starting to impact Brooklyn and Queens. Another popular post looked at the multiple ways the "retail apocalypse" can hurt owners and renters who live in buildings with a vacant, ground-level store. 

Here, in full, are the top five most-read stories of the last week:

1) Co-op boards bump flip taxes in response to slowing market

2) Sales in 'white-hot' Brooklyn and Queens markets set to cool off in coming months

3) 4 reasons to buy a place in Carroll Gardens as soon as you possibly can (sponsored)

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

5) How living above a vacant store may end up costing you more


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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