Loopholes for anonymous luxe condo buyers, more bike parking, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 8, 2021 - 10:30AM


There may be loopholes in a new law that requires luxury buyers who use anonymous shell companies to identify themselves to the Treasury Department (The Real Deal)

Rose Hill, a luxury condo tower that just started closings, added high efficiency air filters in common and amenity areas and MERV 15 filters in the ground floor lobby in response to the pandemic (press release)

The city is in dire need of more bike parking. Currently there’s one space for every 16 bikes, according to a report by advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (CityLimits)

The former site of P.S. 90, at the corner of Church and Bedford avenues in Brooklyn, may become affordable housing (Brklyner)

 A hearing before the Landmarks Preservation Committee on a proposal for two residential towers at 250 Water St. went on for nine hours (Tribeca Citizen)

One Brooklyn man's mission: Grabbing windblown plastic bags out of neighborhood trees with the help of a painter's pole. He offers his services for free (The New York Times)


Jennifer White Karp

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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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