Trade war fears sink mortgage rates, Yankee legend becomes a NYC landlord, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | June 3, 2019 - 11:00AM 

Mortgage rates have fallen in recent weeks because of concerns about a U.S.-China trade war and slowing global growth (MarketWatch)

Retired Yankee legend Alex Rodriguez and NYC real estate veteran Barbara Corcoran paired up to buy a 21-unit rental tower in the East Village (New York Post)

A look at the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan, intended to curtail out-of-context development in the north Brooklyn neighborhood (

Could Hart Island in the Bronx, still an active burial ground for unclaimed bodies, become a city park? (The New York Times)

New Jersey ranked 10th in a report on states with highest number of burglary arrests—New York was 14th (press release)

The real-life owners of Tony Soprano’s house from “The Sopranos”—a 5,600-square-foot home in North Caldwell, N.J.,—are asking $3.4 million for it (The New York Times)

Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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