Adding up NYC's store closures, how much you can save by having a roommate, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 9, 2019 - 11:00AM

The Department of City Planning released a new report on storefront vacancies in NYC. Soho and Brownsville have the same 13 percent vacancy rate—for different reasons (press release)

New Yorkers can save a little over $1,000 a month by sharing a two-bedroom apartment as opposed to renting a one bedroom solo, according to a SmartAsset study (press release)

When your house is an Instagram star—and your followers dictate your design choices (The New York Times)

How to understand your FICO score and build good credit (Business Insider)

Lower East Side and Williamsburg tenants who receive preferential rent say their landlord is targeting them with large increases in hopes of pushing them out (Gothamist)

The block along Lincoln Place between Nostrand and New York avenues in Crown Heights won in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest this year (Brownstoner)


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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