Imagining NYC's future, tenants fight 'worst landlord,' & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
May 17, 2021 - 10:30AM

Tenants at 776 Crown St. in Crown Heights, owned by one of the city’s “worst landlords,” demand a full repair of the crumbling building (Brooklyn Paper)

Five very different scenarios for the future of New York City, including a dystopic “ghost town” and “progressive beacon” (The New York Times)

Holdout buildings refuse to take developer’s offers, forcing projects to be built around them. Here are some photos (Ephemeral New York)

Nearly two years after New York passed sweeping rent reforms, five separate lawsuits are challenging the law’s constitutionality (The Real Deal)

An affordable housing lottery launched for an eight-story building at 1969 Washinton Ave. in East Tremont, the Bronx. Rent starts at $1,141 for a one bedroom (YIMBY)

For the first time in over a year, NYC subways now run 24/7 (New York Post)


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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