The peril of overcrowding, debunking mass transit fears, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 3, 2020 - 10:30AM

Overcrowding, not density, is what appears to have created coronavirus hotspots in the city (The New York Times)

A pro-business non-profit executive says wealthy New Yorkers who fled the city "don’t want to come back" (New York Post)

Some mass transit advocates say there is little evidence connecting major coronavirus outbreaks to buses and trains (Scientific American)

Swimply, an app described as Airbnb for swimming pools, has reportedly grown by 2,000 percent during the pandemic (CNBC)

An Upper West Sider describes how she fell in love with surfing and moved to the Rockaways (The New York Times)

An interview with an author who investigated how the real estate industry discriminates against black homeownership (Vox)


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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