Piling into illegal Rockaway sublets, 2nd Ave. subway extension, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 19, 2021 - 9:30AM

The MTA is moving ahead on a plan to extend the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem with three new stops, and will acquire all buildings along an 8.5-mile path (WNYC)

For $600, you and 13 of your friends could spend the night in an illegal short-term rental in the Rockaways (Queens Crap)

Condo sales dominate co-ops in the $10 million-plus luxury markets of Manhattan and Brooklyn (The Real Deal)

Want to add a pool to your yard? There’s a decent chance you won’t recoup your sizable investment (The New York Times)

StreetEasy introduced a new feature to help renters who rely on housing vouchers (press release)

Finding an apartment these days is very different from in the past, as one renter found out (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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