Covid-proofed condo amenities, obsessed with gardening, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 14, 2020 - 10:30AM

Ready to move for more space and prefer apartment living? The New Jersey suburbs have the largest apartments in the metro New York area, as per a report from RentCafé on suburbs with the most spacious apartments (press release)

How the pandemic is inspiring new obsessions with gardening, lawncare, and DIY projects (The New York Times)

Developers are adapting amenities in response to Covid such as adding cabana-lined roof decks (The New York Times)

A new escalator for the L train platform at Union Square station moves 92 people per minute (AMNewYork)

New York City's 1,776-foot One World Trade Center is the only U.S. building among the top 10 tallest buildings in the world, according to CommercialCafé (press release)

The New York Botanical Garden and Douglaston Development are partnering on two new sites for affordable housing at 2856 Webster Ave. and 410 Bedford Park Blvd. in the Bronx (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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