State says application fee cap applies to brokers, buyer sues over missing wine cooler, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 16, 2019 - 11:00AM

Weighing in: A New York state agency says brokers and salespeople cannot collect apartment application fees over $20 (Gothamist)

A resident of 565 Broome St. is suing the sponsor because his luxury condo is missing the integrated $2,200 wine cooler that was advertised (The Real Deal)

Talk about a glut: More than 25 percent of the 16,242 new condos built in NYC since 2013 have not sold (StreetEasy)

A luxury development with 700 apartments is planned for a lot at 85 Jay St. in Dumbo that was formerly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (The New York Times)

There's a new affordable housing lottery for five apartments at a six-story building at 54 Throop Avenue in Williamsburg (Brownstoner)

As of September 5th, 654 NYC restaurants have been closed for violations found during inspections, according to a new report (RentHop)


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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