NYC's apartment tower boom, buildings to display energy grades, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
November 22, 2019 - 11:00AM

Living in the skies: The number of completed residential towers in NYC has jumped from 44 in the 1990s to a whopping 112 high-rises in this decade (RentCafe)

Bankside is the new name for a massive, mixed-use development coming to the South Bronx’s Mott Haven. It will have over 1,350 apartments and permanently unobstructed views of Manhattan (press release)

In the new year, midsize and large buildings will have to report how energy-efficient they are and display letter grades issued by the city (The New York Times)

Gov. Cuomo vetoed a plan to create a 15-person panel to make buildings less deadly for birds, who frequently collide into glass panels (Curbed)

There’s a connection between growing up in a walkable city and being successful later in life (Business Insider via American Psychologist)

Coney Island residents complain they’re seeing more rats as a result of the area’s multiple construction projects (Brooklyn Paper)


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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