Elderly urged to stay off subway, live rent-free for the summer, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 9, 2020 - 11:00AM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't ready to shut down the subway system yet despite an uptick in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the elderly to stay off the trains (New York Post)

Downtown Alliance is looking for a social media influencer to promote Lower Manhattan in exchange for living there with a partner rent-free this summer. And the gig pays (Gothamist)

The number of traffic fatalities rose by 30 percent in Manhattan in 2019, according to a study by RentHop (press release)

House flipping volume in the U.S. increased to an eight-year high in 2019 but profits dropped to eight-year low (The Real Deal)

Residents of one Harlem building have been without working stoves for more than 10 months (The Daily News)

These New Yorkers say it's a nightmare to keep a car in the city (New York Post) 

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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