Fire safety checklist for buildings, new affordable housing in the Bronx, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 7, 2022 - 10:30AM

Saturday Night Live spoofs a New York City shareholder meeting with Willem Dafoe as a resident who “bought the upper three floors for $11 in 1971” (NBC/YouTube)

A Queens Housing Court judge blasts NYCHA’s failure to provide hot water to tenants in a Rockaway building since November, calling it a “crime” (Daily News)

Some new affordable housing projects in the Bronx may be considered a rare success story (The New York Times)

Fire safety experts recommend these features to protect you and your building (The New York Times)

Vacation rental bookings surge 80 percent in the Catskills during the pandemic (The Real Deal)

How to budget for a backyard renovation (Architectural Digest)


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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