The rules that govern access to NYC roofs, a guide to the city's smaller islands, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 27, 2019 - 11:00AM

Why some buildings ban residents from using the roof and other buildings allow access (StreetEasy Blog)

Exploring the lesser-known islands of New York City (New York Magazine)

A crumbling storefront at 435 Tompkins Ave. in Bed Stuy has been demolished to make way for a new building with 40 apartments (Brownstoner)

The Bronx’s Soundview ferry service cut the commute to Downtown Manhattan from 90 to just over 30 minutes (welcome2thebronx) 

A new housing lottery opened for nine apartments at a building on the Lower East Side with a roof deck, laundry room, and package room (Curbed via NYC Housing Connect)

Berkeley, CA, tops a new report from of college towns with the highest and lowest rents. The average rent for a one bedroom there is $2,918 (press release)


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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