Protecting neighborhoods from storm surge, finding happiness in a 98-square-foot room, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
October 1, 2018 - 11:00AM

Despite some new seawalls and other precautions, if a hurricane like Sandy were to hit, many neighborhoods would be underwater again (Curbed)

Hard to believe, but this 30-year-old New Yorker really seems to like his $1,800-per-month, 98-square-foot bedroom at Alta+, a co-living building in Long Island City (Zero Hedge via The Wall Street Journal)

Development on Governor’s Island seems imminent, but apartments are not in the island’s future, despite many deserted historic buildings there (The New York Times)

Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted against a rezoning application from a developer seeking to build a 558-foot tower on Fulton Street (Brooklyn Paper)

Buyers and sellers are more likely to find an agent through friends and family than online (The Real Deal via Inman)

More people are choosing to rent houses instead of buy in the suburbs of New York City (The New York Times)


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

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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