Far Rockaway kicks off a $139M revitalization, Airbnb says it will go public next year, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | September 20, 2019 - 11:00AM 

New York City rents are rising at the fastest pace since 2016 (Gothamist via StreetEasy)

Airbnb says it will go public sometime in 2020. It was last privately valued at $31 billion (Business Insider)

Senator Sanders's housing plan calls for national rent control and a tax on flipping (The New York Times)

Far Rockaway launched a $139 million revitalization project for a 25-block area (

Smart lights that can be controlled with an app offer convenience plus added home security (The New York Times)

Take a tip from these New Yorkers on how to find an apartment here (New York magazine)

Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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