Affordable housing developments sit vacant, Tompkins Square Park skateboarders score a win, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 9, 2019 - 11:00AM

Tenants can’t move into new affordable housing projects in Brooklyn because of National Grid’s moratorium on gas hook ups (Brklyner)

The NYC Parks Department reversed its decision to install synthetic turf at Tompkins Square Park, to the delight of skateboarders and street hockey players (EV Grieve)

What you can learn about NYC real estate from the “Friends” New York Pop-Up on Mercer Street (The New York Times)

Following a wave of criticism, the owner of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village now says it is not keeping some rent-stabilized apartments empty in response to the new rent laws (Gothamist)

Bette Midler's Upper East Side triplex—with landscaped gardens, views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline—is on the market for $50 million (The New York Times)

A small wetland forest that has been growing in isolation on Staten Island for many decades may be bulldozed to make way for a 28-acre development (Curbed)


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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