When you don't feel 'at home' in your apartment, NYC's penthouse glut, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
October 15, 2018 - 11:00AM

In a sad commentary on how we live today, IKEA’s latest research report says city dwellers are increasingly uncomfortable in their own apartments (Fast Company)

No kidding: Weekday subway on-time performance has fallen to 63 percent, according to the New York State Comptroller’s office (Gothamist)

Penthouses are piling up with a 16 percent increase in listings compared to last year as demand for luxury slows (The Real Deal)

The de Blasio Administration is launching the Certification of No Harassment (CONH) Pilot Program, which requires certain buildings to certify that no tenant harassment has taken place before being granted construction permits (press release)

The American dream home looks very different today. Instead of great rooms and grand entrances, buyers want flexible spaces in case they need to take in family members or Airbnb guests (The New York Times)

What’s a tankless water heater and can you save money with it? (Apartment Therapy)


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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