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Why NYC is a city of renters, a subway station in bloom, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | February 21, 2019 - 11:00AM 

The reopened 28th Street Station on the 6 line features mosaic murals by artist Nancy Blum.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York/Flickr

A survey of NYC renters finds 66 percent plan to continue renting rather than buy their next apartment, and nearly 1 in 5 think that buying isn’t a smart move (StreetEasy)

The recently reopened 28th Street subway station on the 6 line is stunning, thanks to giant floral mosaics (Gothamist)

Before-and-after pictures of a makeover in Queens courtesy of the We Buy Ugly Houses company (Inman)

Proposed: A single, massive tower may replace seven, low-rise apartment buildings next to the elevated 7 line in Long Island City (Queens Crap)

NYC take note: A Chicago study found that rezonings raise housing prices and permits for new construction did not increase (Crain’s)

A giant development in Sunset Park that would have included a residential tower, as well as hotel and office building, is now on hold (Commercial Observer)

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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