No sign of pandemic rent relief, the eyesore of Queens, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 16, 2021 - 10:30AM

With seven weeks before the eviction ban expires, New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has yet to cut a single check (City Limits)

A couple decorates the front yard of the Bayside house with a rotating cast of inflatable figures, inspirational messages, and holiday decorations (New York Post)

A growing number of mid-sized landlords are selling their properties in a down market (The Real Deal)

Traditional heat-absorbing building materials can make urban areas feel an average of nine degrees warmer than their surroundings (CityLab)

Airbnb hosts in NYC saw a drop of 31 percent in listings during the pandemic (The Real Deal)

The city plans to spend $52 million to raze all of the old buildings on Hart Island (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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