The legacy of housing disparity, vacant condos on Billionaires' Row, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 6, 2021 - 10:30AM


Decades of disinvestment, redlining, predatory real estate practices, and flawed affordable housing plans plague Black and brown residents in Central and East Brooklyn according to a new report (City Limits)

Nearly half of the luxury condos in seven buildings on Billionaires’ Row are vacant and unsold (New York Post)

Do video doorbells installed in an apartment building infringe on a neighbor’s privacy? (Habitat Magazine)

45 percent of NYC renters surveyed by PropertyNest spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent (press release)

A class-action lawsuit alleges a city development program pushes out Black and Latino residents and has siphoned millions of dollars from families of color (NBC)

Homemade maps of life during lockdown are the subject of a new book, “The Quarantine Atlas” (Bloomberg)


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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