Buy Nothing groups connect neighbors, a new effort to combat redlining, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
October 25, 2021 - 10:30AM

A professional writer grapples with the challenge of creating a successful buyer’s love letter—without revealing personal details (The New York Times)

Attorney General Merrick Garland launches a new Justice Department initiative to combat discriminatory lending policies among banks, a tactic known historically as redlining (The Washington Post)

Buy Nothing groups on Facebook turn the act of decluttering into a way to meet your neighbors (The New York Times)

A 100-foot rock lodged between two houses on West 114th Street has been left in place for unknown reasons (Ephemeral New York)

These high-end eco-friendly lighting fixtures are made from renewable plant polymers and other repurposed materials (Dwell)

Thanks to its subtle, textural finish, plaster is the wall treatment designers are choosing (Architectural Digest)


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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