Hostels may become legal in NYC, your rights as a renter, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 14, 2019 - 11:00AM

A new City Council bill would legalize hostels, giving tourists more affordable places to stay. A 2010 anti-Airbnb law left the city with only a few in operation (Gothamist)

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and filmmaker Lori Silverbush’s renovated Fort Green townhouse has a garden, a 685-square-foot kitchen, and a fireplace-turned-wood-burning grill (Wine Spectator)

Turning a fixer-upper into a dream home? There are risks involved in taking a home renovation loan (Business Insider)

10 basic rights all NYC tenants should know about (Curbed)

Breaking down listing lingo: What it means when a building allows “parents buying for children” (StreetEasy Blog)

An affordable housing lottery opened for six new units in a building at 236 Stagg St. in Bushwick (Brownstoner via NYC Housing Connect) 


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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