Luxury tower perks, pining for a washer/dryer, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 26, 2021 - 10:30AM


A washer/dryer of your very own remains the most desirable amenity for New York City apartment hunters, according to StreetEasy (press release)

The latest luxury tower perk: An in-house expert to guide you through a tarot reader or floral arrangement (New York Post)

Demolition is complete on a 1890s Crown Heights mansion. A five-story Passive House building with 10 apartments will be built on the site (Brownstoner)

IKEA now offers disassembly instructions on some popular items to encourage consumers to take them along when they move, or to give them away (Architecture Digest)

What it’s like to live in Bellport, NY, where residents have access to an exclusive beach and subsidized country club memberships (The New York Times)

NYC Parks rangers recently led an Underground Railroad walking tour that traced Brooklyn’s abolitionist legacy (Bedford+Bowery)


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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