The forecast for mortgage rates, defending the homeless on the UWS, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
August 28, 2020 - 10:30AM

The Federal Reserve intends to keep interest rates low for an extended period, which could mean long periods of cheap mortgages (The New York Times)

Department of City Planning director Marisa Lago wants to complete the Gowanus rezoning project before Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves office and City Council elections take place (Brooklyn Paper)

The Legal Aid Society will file a temporary restraining order against Mayor de Blasio if homeless New Yorkers are forced out of Upper West Side hotels (press release)

Take a virtual walking tour through Jackson Heights, Queens—the most culturally diverse neighborhood in NYC (The New York Times)

If you are falling behind on your mortgage payments, here’s what you can do to remedy or avoid a delinquency and prevent a foreclosure

What it was like to be a NYC bus driver in the early days of the pandemic (The New Yorker)


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

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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