An upcycled brick façade, Zillow’s $880 million loss, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 14, 2022 - 10:30AM

The brick facade of The West, a new, 219-unit condo building at 547 West 47th St., was made from almost 580,000 pounds of demolition and industrial waste (Fast Company)

Here’s how much the median sales price rose in each of the five NYC boroughs over the past two years (The New York Times)

Want to escape NYC? Towns in rural Kansas are giving away free land and cheap houses (The Hustle)

Zillow reports a loss of more than $880 million on its house-flipping business in 2021 (The Real Deal via The Wall Street Journal)

Governor Kathy Hochul urges Con Ed to review its billing methods after New Yorkers see energy bills double or even triple (Gothamist)

Shades of brown warm up stylish interiors for 2022 (Vogue)


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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