The magic of duplexes, rent-stabilized tenants owe $1 billion, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 15, 2021 - 10:30AM

Duplexes can feel larger than apartments with comparable square footage and are seeing a sales surge in the pandemic (New York Post)

A new survey from the Community Housing Improvement Program says tenants in rent-stabilized apartments owe more than $1 billion in back rent (The Real Deal)

Sherwin-Williams has a new interior paint that helps keep walls free of germs and bacteria with no extra cleaning (

The newly expanded Zoning Application Portal enables New Yorkers to review and download land use applications currently in public review (press release)

A Yonkers retirement community resident created a newsletter to share Covid information that management was not providing (The New York Times)

A home inspector in Kansas City is a breakout star on TikTok for his savage home inspections. Trigger warning for NYers: Prices there are super low (BuzzFeed News)


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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