Rent relief headaches, sour vote for Spice Factory, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
June 28, 2021 - 9:45AM

With technical delays and a complicated sign-up process, New York’s pandemic rent relief program is off to a rocky start (The City)

The one-month extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium is “another nail in the coffin for some struggling landlords” (CNBC)

Community Board 9 in Crown Heights votes against the controversial Spice Factory development near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brownstoner)

Employers in the Hamptons can’t fill jobs because seasonal workers are unable to find housing they can afford (The New York Times)

A former New Yorker misses Midtown, specifically the “depraved tourist trap” of Times Square (The New York Times)


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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