Sounding the alarm about infrastructure, a debate about gentrification in Crown Heights, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 6, 2019 - 11:00AM

City council members warn of the dangers of failing to invest in the city’s infrastructure as temperatures and sea levels rise (Gotham Gazette)

A mural in Crown Heights rekindles racial tensions and a debate about gentrification (New York Times)

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation slams the new 14th Street Tech Hub as a “backroom deal” (press release)

The city will begin a restoration project at Hart Island, the U.S.’s largest public cemetery, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy (Curbed via the Wall Street Journal)

Flushing lawmakers are urging residents to install window guards in the wake of a toddler's fall (

Rare sight: Check out photos of a beaver swimming in the Hudson around 71st Street yesterday (West Side Rag)


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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