Condo buyers can hide identities, detecting Airbnb spy cams, & more

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

NYC condo buyers using an LLC can go back to hiding their identity, according to a decision by the state tax department that reverses part of a new state law (Gothamist)

Here’s a simple trick to see if your Airbnb host is monitoring you with a hidden camera (Business Insider)

A new book explores the long-time harassment of rent-stabilized residents in Greenpoint by a landlord trying to evict them to charge higher rents (City Limits)

A town in Italy is offering free houses to people who will fix them up and flip them on their own dime (New York Post)

Apartments at a Murray Hill tower have smart tech to control the heat, lower the shades, and turn off the lights (The New York Times)

The strange evolution of the bedroom—and modern sleeping habits (Considerable)


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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