Broker fee change blowback, coronavirus impact on the global economy, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 10, 2020 - 11:00AM

The real estate industry plans to file a lawsuit today against the Department of State for issuing a surprising memo last week saying broker fees must be paid by the landlord when the landlord hires an agent (Gothamist)

The good-cause eviction bill is heading to the state senate judiciary committee, which is scheduled to meet this week (The Real Deal)

The Federal Reserve said the impact of the coronavirus could spillover from China to the global economy (Business Insider)

A day in the life of a NYC sanitation worker–a dangerous job in "one of the filthiest cities in the U.S." (Business Insider) 

How to declutter—and avoid the heartache—when you are downsizing to a small apartment (Considerable)


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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