Property tax fight loses in court, unsafe conditions at Penn Station, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
February 28, 2020 - 11:00AM

A New York state appeals court threw out a lawsuit that challenged the city’s property tax system as discriminatory (The Real Deal)

Long Island commuters were in hell last night when Penn Station became dangerously overcrowded (Gothamist)

Barbara Corcoran, founder of real estate firm Corcoran Group before selling it to Realogy, was conned out of nearly $400,000 by a phony invoice for a renovation (Inman via People)

A new book, “A Century Downtown: A Visual History Of Lower Manhattan” traces the history of Lower Manhattan (Gothamist)

According to SmartAsset's study on the salary you need to afford home payments in 15 U.S. cities, you need to earn $102,736 in order to buy in NY (press release)

This study by 55places looks at more than 300 U.S. cities to see which have the largest concentrations of new and long-term homeowners (press release)


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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