The real estate roots of Trump's siege mentality, NYCHA boss skips town hall, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 22, 2019 - 11:00AM

President Trump’s siege mentality has its roots in his family’s real estate business, which discriminated against African Americans seeking apartments (The New York Times)

NYCHA’s incoming chairperson, Gregory Russ, who earns a salary of $408,628, skipped the city’s annual town hall for the housing authority (The City)

A video captures the moment a man was nearly swept off a flooded subway platform by rushing water (

The MTA plans to make changes to 23 bus routes this fall (New York Daily News)

Attendees of the annual Diner En Blanc, a fancy, whimsical outdoor picnic, are furious that organizers failed to reschedule ahead of a forecast that predicted thunderstorms (Gothamist)

A Long Island family had an unusual guest in their swimming pool: a baby alligator (New York Post)



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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