Waterfront streetcar plan moves ahead, the real story behind the 'Queen of Retail,' & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 13, 2020 - 11:00AM

The city is moving forward with the Brooklyn-Queens Connector—a zero-emission streetcar that will run along the waterfront from Astoria to Red Hook (LICPost)

The late Faith Hope Consolo, a colorful personality in New York City’s retail real estate industry, apparently was not who she claimed to be (The New York Times)

A photographer is documenting New York City’s vanishing one-story buildings (Gothamist)

The MTA says construction on the L train will wrap up in April, three to six months ahead of schedule (press release)

Learn about the deadly history of Doyers Street in Chinatown that wasn’t captured by Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” (Bedford and Bowery)

Bring on the colors: The revolt against the all-white kitchen has apparently begun (The New York Times)


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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