Amazon may have cold feet about LIC, digging into an urban myth, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 11, 2019 - 11:00AM

New York rents are at their cheapest in the middle of winter, according to a new study.

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Buyer’s remorse? Amazon is apparently rethinking its much-hyped plans to open a headquarters in Long Island City (CNN via Washington Post)

Urban myth or true tale? An investigation into whether there really were alligators in NYC’s sewers (Gothamist)

Pros and cons of the proposed pied-à-terre tax (The New York Times)

A GOP senator says there's a 50-50 chance we'll have another government shutdown at the end of the week (Business Insider)

Quarters plans to break ground on a new, 84-unit co-living building in Bed-Stuy next month (press release)

The A, F, N, E trains are among the city’s most-delayed subway lines (Queens Crap)


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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