Developers 'shocked' by rent reform agreement, the best time to look for an apartment in NYC, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 14, 2019 - 11:00AM

Major developers are in “shock” over bills announced this week that would shore up tenant protections (The New York Times)

NYC renters have more options in the summer—but also more competition, a new analysis by StreetEasy reveals (press release)

About 44,000 elevators in the city need to have door-lock monitoring systems installed or upgraded (The New York Times)

There’s an online petition to convince the city to launch ferry service from Astoria to the Upper East Side (

New York State is ranked 48th in the U.S. for housing costs (but first in restaurants per capita), according to a survey by WalletHub (press release)

A RENTCafé survey says that Brooklyn has the most baby boomers of the U.S.'s big cities (Brooklyn Paper)



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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