Back rent owed on Airbnb listing, cheering a win for Adams, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 9, 2021 - 10:30AM


A renter at a Columbus Circle luxury building is being sued for $52,000 in missed rent payments—and accused of illegally renting the unit on Airbnb (The Real Deal)

Real estate developers and brokers are excited about Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams winning the Democratic primary—and most likely the mayor’s race (Commercial Observer)

Tenants of two buildings on Fifth Street in Manhattan say construction in their buildings is being done without safety precautions (EV Grieve)

New luxury developments for seniors offer assisted living, memory care and modern amenities—and a steep price tag (The New York Post)

Everything you could possibly want to know about plaster ceiling medallions (Brownstoner)

What it’s like living in Fairfield County, Connecticut, which has five miles of beaches and walkable downtown (The New York Times)


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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