Chic and discreet condo entrances, billionaire Ken Griffin buys another mega property, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 21, 2020 - 11:00AM

The latest way to make an entrance: New and converted NYC condo buildings feature hidden front doors in revamped historic alleys and camouflaged façades (New York Post)

Billionaire Ken Griffin is in contract to buy a compound in Southampton that belongs to designer Calvin Klein. Sources say it could be as much as $100 million (The Real Deal via The Wall Street Journal)

A report from the Trump administration says affordable housing constraints in cities like New York are a potential threat to U.S. economic growth (Politico)

Hong Kong tops a list of international destinations where prices for properties grew the most in the last 10 years (The New York Times)

Ouch! One Manhattan Square is so shiny you need shades to look at it (Gothamist)

Here’s a list of resources if you are having a fight with your landlord (StreetEasy)


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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