Scenes of NYC under water, eviction ban extension renews protections, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 3, 2021 - 10:30AM

Third Street Playground in Park Slope, Brooklyn remained flooded yesterday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through the city Wednesday night.

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Hurricane Ida created rushing waves that swamped cars and houses in New York City. The photos and videos are tough to look at (Gothamist)

Here are steps NYC can take to get ready for the next big storm, which appears inevitable thanks to climate change (Slate)

New York’s eviction ban extension replaces earlier protections that expired Aug. 31st but had been gutted by the Supreme Court ruling last month (City Limits)

A look at how lockdowns in cities replaced the sound of traffic with other stressful types of noise (Bloomberg)  

A judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the new owners of The Grand Prospect Hall from demolishing it until after a September 16 court date (Brownstoner)

A penthouse triplex overlooking Central Park sells for $60 million, $20 million over asking (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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