Black owners see lower appraisals, a battle over private security, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 27, 2020 - 10:30AM

Black homeowners say their homes are consistently appraised for less than those of their neighbors (The New York Times)

Residents are battling over plans to hire private security guards to patrol the Hunters Point waterfront (LICPost)

The Legal Aid Society called on Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to implement an indefinite eviction moratorium (press release)

The MTA may have to raise fares and reduce service on buses, subways and commuter lines (New York Post)

An affordable housing lottery opened for 37 apartments in Fort Greene. Rents start at $2,370 a month (Brownstoner)

What renters and buyers need to know about moving to the East Village (StreetEasy Blog)


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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