NYC takes back bragging rights from Chicago, animals get more protections, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 30, 2019 - 11:00AM

How developers got such a bad reputation in cities across the U.S. (The New York Times)

Central Park Tower has exceeded the height of Chicago’s Sears Tower and now has the highest roof in the Western hemisphere (newyorkyimby)

And speaking of NYC vs. Chicago: The income you need to afford a two bedroom there is half what you need to earn here, according to a SmartAsset report (press release)

President Trump claims he was at Ground Zero after the attacks (Business Insider)

Why animal welfare bills are getting more support (City & State)

A Douglas Elliman broker is trying to find love through a 30-second ad posted on YouTube (The Real Deal)


Jennifer White Karp

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