Albany leaves market-rate tenants out in the cold, how a 'life lease' works, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 17, 2019 - 11:00AM

A “life lease” deal enables an 81-year-old Chelsea apartment owner to sell her apartment and gives her the right to live there while she’s alive (StreetEasy Blog)

Market-rate tenants were left out of Albany’s historic deal on rent reform (Gothamist)

Mayor de Blasio started a pilot program to move homeless people out of the subway system and connect with the city’s social services (Gothamist)

Protesters blasted Mayor de Blasio for failing to deliver on a promise to donate half a billion dollars to affordable senior housing (CityLab)

Have a rat problem? The NYC Department of Health will hold a free, two-hour session on how to prevent these pests (West Side Rag)

A Florida homeowner on how he doubled his income by turning a rental property into an Airbnb (Business Insider)


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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