Sharing a toilet with neighbors, tips for creating calm spaces, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
January 28, 2022 - 10:30AM

Could you live in a New York City apartment where the only toilet was in the hall and shared with neighbors on your floor? (The New York Times)

Human Rights Watch warns that NYCHA’s plan to place one-third of its 175,000 apartments in the hands of private managers could compromise tenant’s rights (The City)

Research finds that gas stoves leak methane, a greenhouse gas, even when they are turned off (The New York Times)

Central Park Tower, the world’s tallest residential building at 217 West 57th St., has its first resale (The Real Deal)

A look at the fight brewing over One45, a mixed-use development with affordable housing planned for Harlem (The City)

Tips for creating quiet and serene spaces in small, noisy NYC apartments (New York Post)


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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