Bushwick tenants organize, NYC's dirty parks, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 18, 2020 - 10:30AM

Budget cuts to the Parks Department has left many green spaces in Brooklyn and The Bronx overgrown and littered with trash (New York Post)

Some Bushwick tenants are organizing against their landlord, claiming he harasses minority tenants and has neglected their buildings (The Brooklyn Paper)

A retired nurse from Pennsylvania who has wanted to move to NYC since she was a child didn't let the pandemic get in the way of her plans (The New York Times)

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio gave conflicting statements yesterday on the reopening of the city’s gyms (New York Post)

Some lawmakers want to give commercial landlords tax breaks if they renegotiate leases and limit annual rent increases (New York Daily News)

More New Yorkers are skipping the bus or subway in favor of cycling but storing a bike in the city is a grind (The New York Times)




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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