Checking for bias among appraisers, super dies in tragic accident, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 8, 2021 - 10:30AM

The home appraisal industry is looking to root out racial discrimination after reports of bias from appraisers (The Real Deal)

A Brooklyn super died after trying to retrieve a tenant’s cell phone from an elevator shaft (Gothamist)

What's a junior four? What's a railroad apartment? How to decipher New York City's unique real estate terminology (StreetEasyBlog)

A new report argues that a controversial de Blasio plan to rezone Soho and Noho would make a trendy party of the city whiter and wealthier (amNew York)

Have a yard? Here are tips on how to set up a wildlife cam to capture the animals that live around us (The New York Times)

Take a tip from designers on furniture fabrics that can stand up to messy kids (Elle Decor)


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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