A deadly Bronx blaze, opting out of Mitchell Lama, & more

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


A malfunctioning space heater started a fire in a Bronx apartment building Sunday morning, killing 19 people including nine children (AP)

A new state law requires 80 percent of Mitchell Lama co-op residents—up from 67 percent—to opt out of the affordable-housing program and convert their apartments to market rate (Habitat Magazine)

How to challenge a co-op building rule requiring dog owners to use the service elevator (The New York Times)

State senators consider the impact of good-cause eviction at a hearing Friday (The Real Deal)

14 top interior designers on trends for 2022: Earthy browns, nature-inspired materials, and soft, curvy furniture (Vogue)

An abandoned outdoor dining structure draws complaints from East Village neighbors (EC Grieve)


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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