Amazon HQ2 muscles out affordable housing in LIC, get paid to move to Tulsa, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
November 19, 2018 - 11:00AM

Two developers who had been planning on building affordable housing in LIC are changing course. Those sites will go to Amazon’s new HQ2 (Fast Company via Politico)

Modular construction may be the future for affordable housing in the city (The New York Times) 

If you work remotely, you can apply to get paid to move to Tulsa, the second-largest city in Oklahoma, where housing is a lot cheaper than NYC (City Lab)

NYCHA may turn to private developers to handle renovations and repairs, and allow developers to build on its underused land (The New York Times)

Why is Uber taking off in NYC, while yellow cabs are suffering? In a word, regulation (StreetEasy)

How to pare down your dining room to make it more functional, just in time for you-know-what (Apartment Therapy)


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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