Last-ditch eviction protection, $5 million Gowanus penthouse, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 7, 2022 - 10:30AM

A judge rules that New York State must reopen a portal for tenant applications for emergency rent relief within three business days, which will shield tenants from eviction (The Real Deal)

This is shocking: Someone bought a buying $5 million condo penthouse on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn (Curbed)

Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams announce a joint plan to address homelessness and crime on the subway (abc7)

Design inspiration for creating a tricked-out laundry room—even if you have stacked machines tucked into a closet (Architectural Digest)

A Prospect Heights renovation created climbing and exercise space for the family’s two Bengal cats—Brick also featured this pet-friendly project last year (Brownstoner)

Nationally, the occupancy rate for apartments just hit 97.5 percent, which is crazy high (Bloomberg)


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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