Detecting water damage, the hunt for a no-fee place, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
November 1, 2021 - 10:30AM

Local residents and elected officials push for additional affordable housing at a new residential tower planned at the World Trade Center site (The New York Times)

Prospective renters and buyers have a tough time determining whether a property has had water damage (City Limits)

Painting over your wood staircase, wainscoting, baseboards, or vintage wood beams is a fraught decision (The New York Times)

Three roommates find a no-fee apartment in New York City’s current cutthroat market (Business Insider)

NYCHA staff are charged with lying about mold problems to lessen their workload (The City)

Enrollment drops by roughly 1.9 percent at NYC public schools (Challkbeat)


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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