NYC gets competitive with solar, Jeffrey Epstein lawyers say he should get house arrest, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 12, 2019 - 11:00AM

Financial District, October 30th, 2012


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NYC is looking to catch up to other cities by using its vast amount of rooftop space to capture solar power (The New York Times)

The city can expect to see more flooding from high tides, even without storms, thanks to climate change (Bloomberg)

Lawyers for accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein argue he should be allowed to remain in his $77 million mansion while he awaits trial (The Real Deal via The Wall Street Journal)

City and state officials are pushing back against a proposal by HUD that would bar households with mixed immigration status from receiving federal housing assistance (

The Bronx saw a steep 24 percent drop in foreclosure activity in the second quarter of 2019 (Property Shark)

Using a mannequin to drive in the city’s HOV lanes is an idea only a dummy would love (Gothamist)


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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