Judge rules on broker fees, Bushwick tenants sue for overcharges, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
April 12, 2021 - 10:30AM

Brokers hired by landlords can continue to be ask tenants to pay their steep fees, a judge ruled Friday (Gothamist)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial rezoning plan for Gowanus will test the city’s appetite for big development (The New York Times)

A judge ruled that a lawsuit accusing a landlord of rent overcharges at 1209 Dekalb Ave. in Bushwick can proceed (The Real Deal)

Want some style inspiration for your next couch? Check out these cool, slouchy, and timeless designs (Elle Decor)

Here's the saga of a renter looking for a new place where he could play his drums and not disturb his neighbors (The New York Times)

How to better heat (or cool) an place with an open plan (Considerable)


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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